Business owners know the importance of a safe parking lot. But unfortunately, statistics over a ten-year period show that parking lots were the location of over 56,000 violent crimes in America. Beyond violent crime, property crime and theft are other concerns for business owners. Recently the theft of catalytic converters has been taking over the news. USA Today has reported a 325% increase in theft between 2019 and 2020.
You may be curious why there is a sudden rise in this type of theft. Because of the components of the parts, palladium, platinum, and rhodium are precious metals that can be sold for anywhere from $3,000-20,000 per ounce. Which means that a dark parking lot full of cars is now very enticing for opportunistic criminals. But as a business owner, you have options. Reconview is here to help. We offer solutions. Here are some of the top ways you can increase safety in your parking lot.
If your parking lot is on ground level, fences can be a great asset for a more secure lot. They can control the traffic flow and reduce foot traffic around parked cars. In addition, controlling where people enter and exit the lot allows you to increase lighting and visibility in higher-traffic areas. However, fences aren’t always available, for instance, in shared spaces or multi-level parking areas. They are an excellent option for those who have private lots.
Good quality lighting can help increase security by increasing visibility. When your customers can see a clear path to and from their car, it gives a feeling of comfort and discourages criminal activity. In addition, criminal activity will be deterred by a well-lit, highly visible lot. However, having good lighting requires ongoing maintenance and cost.
Security guards are a great solution to increase security. Having security guards on site can offer a noticeable presence, showing patrons that security is a priority to the property owners, which can increase customer loyalty. Although having onsite security can have a powerful impact on onsite crime. The downside of onsite security guards is the cost. The cost of full-time security guards is not a small expense for a property owner to take on.
Surveillance cameras can offer enhanced security for business owners. At Reconview, we provide mobile surveillance towers for all your security needs. Our mobile units are easy to move and can contribute to crowd control, deterring property crime, and add another layer of security. At Reconview, we offer a variety of camera trailers with a variety of features that you can choose for your business or event.
How Can Reconview Help?
At Reconview, we offer a variety of security solutions. We offer innovative, state-of-the-art solutions for business owners. For example, our mobile surveillance towers are an excellent solution for parking lot security. Adding obvious video surveillance can deter parking lot crime, such as the theft of catalytic converters and property damage. We even offer financing for those that qualify. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about how we can help