The biggest shopping season of the year is almost upon us, and that means increased levels of crime. There’s greater opportunities for thieves, such as parking lots full of cars loaded with gifts. And the stress of lack of money for holiday gifts can lead to higher property crimes ranging from petty theft to the much more extreme copper theft.
Trespassing also becomes a greater issue. As the weather gets colder, vagrants try and find warmth in parking structures. Panhandling in parking lots becomes more common, especially in retail shopping center environments. With this increased activity, the opportunity for these trespassers to commit crimes does too.
Centralized Vision’s V.I.A.A.S. model (Video monitoring, Intrusion detection, Access control, Audio communication, Surveillance) allows us to dissuade vagrants and trespassers from loitering and panhandling on site by keeping a watchful eye on property. By utilizing audio speakers, we are able to speak out to trespassers to make our presence known and to ask that they leave the property. In the event we are ignored, we dispatch security or the police.
Contact a Centralized Vision professional to discuss our solution in more detail.