Understanding and Preventing Commercial Theft

Retailers and commercial organizations primarily rely on customer interaction and foot traffic to sustain their business. However, crowded areas and high footfall can create the ideal scenario for crimes such as theft and property damage.

Recent data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that 7% of all crimes occur in commercial parking lots or garages.

From a business perspective, this highlights the need for strong security measures in parking lots and common areas.

Our security experts at LotGuard look at the best approach to limit possible threats in these areas.

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Loitering and mobs

It can be challenging to differentiate between someone loitering with ill intent and someone innocently waiting for a companion while they shop.

As well as individual threats, stores and properties are at risk of larger congregations that can cause damage or harm.

Flash mobs, while primarily harmless gatherings, can occasionally escalate into crime sprees, with mobs causing vandalism and theft from stores.

In a recent poll by The National Retail Federation, 79% of retail stores reported that they were victims of multiple offender crime,s with 10% of those being flash mobs.

Having situational awareness, backed with high quality AI surveillance technology, can help identify patterns of behavior that move from innocent to suspicious.

Alongside providing the highest quality surveillance technology, LotGuard recently published an article detailing how frontline staff can enhance their behaviors to improve store safety

Top Tips for Reducing Retail Theft

Parking Lot Security

Parking lots create multiple opportunities for would-be criminals,s such as car theft, car component theft, property theft from breaking into cars, and vandalism.

Utilizing remote mobile video surveillance can address these issues while improving risk management and safety for employees, customers, and visitors.

With LotGuard, parking lots can be made safer for users, and the property owner can reduce liability exposure.

LotGuard's fully autonomous Mobile Surveillance Trailer provides 24/7 security, and we can customize each solution with different camera options to suit your requirements.

For example, infrared cameras that see in low or no light areas can spot potential threats regardless of conditions.


Retail Event Security

Retailers often host seasonal sales events (i.e., Black Friday), resulting in larger crowds gathering at the store and parking lots.

Pre-planning the security for these events should be a priority. Mobile video surveillance cameras can plug the gaps in your physical security resources, allowing you to monitor what’s happening without hiring multiple, expensive guards.

LotGuard’s cameras deliver live and recorded video through our 4G LTE transmission technology, allowing for remote viewing of live and archived video at any time, regardless of location.

Employee and Customer Safety

Remote video monitoring is vital in providing safety for employees and customers.

An accredited monitoring center can watch live vents during critical periods, such as opening and closing when the chance of theft is higher. In contrast, they can keep an eye on the parking lots for when staff is leaving work to ensure their safety.

LotGuard units are backed by a fully managed service that includes off-site camera alert monitoring.

Our security personnel watching your cameras can issue live audio challenges to help prevent crimes in progress.

This, in turn, makes the parking environment safer for your customers and employees.

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Protect Commercial Properties and Parking Lots with LotGuard

Make remote mobile video surveillance a crucial part of your commercial property security strategy.

In addition to physical security, LotGuard’s mobile video surveillance adds a layer of protection to monitor retail centers, parking lots, and common areas 24 hours a day to ensure the safety of your customers, staff, and property.

LotGuard's mobile surveillance units have been specifically created for the sole purpose of parking lot security.

LotGuard PRO is a fully autonomous Mobile Surveillance Trailer that provides 24/7 security to your parking lots and properties without needing mounting poles, onsite power, or an internet connection.

A LotGuard PRO unit can be provided with a customized camera profile to ensure your campus is fully secured with no compromises.

Camera enhancements include:

Whether you customize your cameras with any of the above will depend on what best suits your campus. The experts at LotGuard will be happy to help you select the most appropriate system for your needs.

The Role of Surveillance Cameras in Parking Lot Security

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