Another arrest scored for Centralized Vision! This week, CV Specialists were treated to an incident of suspicious loitering in the rear area of a retail shopping center; two males were spotted, hiding behind a dumpster, up to no good! These shady characters ignored several minutes of audio voice-down before CV personnel dispatched Police. When officers arrived to confront the individuals, they found that one of the men had a warrant out for his arrest, taking him into custody immediately. Thanks to good surveillance and a quick response from Police, both suspicious men were removed from property, with at least one arrest warranted in this case. #notonourwatch
After hours break-ins are a huge risk for all businesses, especially properties that are under renovation. Boarded up and closed for construction, this Arizona mall was targeted by well-prepared criminals who brought a full kit with them, including a power drill and even a tool belt! While nabbing these crooks ended up being a lot of fun, it’s just another day of crime fighting for Centralized Vision. Crime happens we stop it; you know the drill. #notonourwatch
What could be more fun than having an entire mall to yourself? Arresting after-hours trespassers, of course! Closed for extensive renovations, this mall is a prime target for vandals, thieves, and other mischievous explorers.
Last weekend, under the cover of night, 5 teenagers decided to break-in through an air duct causing hundreds of dollars’ worth of property damage. Their fun didn’t last long though: CV Surveillance Specialists had an easy time spotting their flashlights and putting a stop to the vandalism. Within minutes, Police were directed to the area and apprehended the trespassers. Late night is no easy time to visit the mall because surveillance never sleeps. #notonourwatch
Audio voice-down can be a powerful tool for stopping mischief and mayhem on any property. In this instance, voice-down was exactly what the situation called for when a CV Surveillance Specialist spotted a thief breaking into vehicles overnight at this car dealership. As soon as our Specialist started to call out, the thief got going. It’s a tale as old as time: when criminals know they’re being watched, they don’t stick around. #notonourwatch
“When structures catch fire outdoors, the situation can often go unnoticed until it becomes extremely dangerous. Hidden away from customer traffic and filled with flammable items, dumpsters are a frequent danger-point for many businesses.
CV Specialists carefully monitor outdoor structures and equipment, including dumpsters: when the trash started cooking in the rear of this shopping center, our Surveillance Specialist was able to direct fire fighters to the area to smother the blaze in less than 10 minutes! We’re happy to report that the dumpster is doing just fine, thanks to sharp eyes and a quick response.”
“Could you prowl around unnoticed on a rooftop? These guys thought they could, until a CV Surveillance Specialist caught the activity and called the police! Air conditioners and other types of rooftop equipment can be an easy payday for adventurous thieves. That’s why Centralized Vision utilizes a combination of cameras and motion sensors to catch any and all persons accessing rooftops. Whether it’s vandalism, theft, or unauthorized roof work, CV Specialists are on top of it.”
“Some people just don’t take no for an answer, even when the mall is closed for renovation. But these weren’t bargain hunters breaking and entering into the mall after hours. Our Surveillance Specialist managed to spot the two intruders as they arrived on property, dispatching Police right away. Already caught in the act of breaking a window panel to enter the mall, the criminals decided to make a run for it when Police arrived. With the help of a Police helicopter and a K9 unit, these vandals were apprehended, placed in handcuffs, and taken away for prosecution. Hopefully they got the hint that the mall is closed.”
A suspicious individual was seen in the early A.M. hours at one our many car dealerships that we monitor. The Surveillance Specialist used 1-way audio to notify the person that he was trespassing and police were on their way. Upon police arrival, the male fled the area and off camera view. In order to complete the investigation, the CV Specialist contacted the police dept to get an update and was told that the trespasser was arrested and taken to jail. Another bad guy off the streets! #notonourwatch
During a recent inspection at one of the many retail centers monitored by CV, within the U.S, a specialists noticed a suspicious individual on site. As he began emptying some contents from his back pack he was seen removing and holding a hand gun. An immediate audio call out was made in an attempt to stop the suspect from proceeding with his plan. After being ignored, PHX PD was dispatched. Suspect was on the move, PD arrived onsite and with the assistance of the specialist began their search. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was apprehended. It is believed that CV stopped what would have been an armed robbery and maybe even something worse. #notonourwatch