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Parking Lot Surveillance: The Benefits of Video Monitoring

Jun 15, 2021 2:36:07 PM / by Titan Team

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Parking area security has become a growing concern for business owners nationwide. Most indoor car lots and garages are poorly lit, making them a prime setting for criminal activity, from car break-ins and vandalism to motor vehicle theft and even acts of violence.

A poorly monitored parking facility isn’t simply dangerous, it can be expensive. If it’s proven that you have not provided a reasonable level of protection in your lot and a crime occurs, your business will be held responsible. And while the definition of what exactly “reasonable” is may be murky, what’s crystal clear is this: it’s vital that your company’s parking area is safe for your customers and your employees. The installation of a live video monitoring system is a great way to offer that assurance. The benefits of live video monitoring in your parking area are innumerable. For one, these cameras make it possible to view all parking occurrences in real-time and from a remote location. Other advantages are illustrated below:

The Benefits of Parking Lot Surveillance Cameras

The benefits of live video monitoring in your parking area are innumerable. For one, these cameras make it possible to view all parking occurrences in real-time and from a remote location. Other advantages are illustrated below:

1. Prevention of vehicle theft and other forms of crime


Car lots are easy targets for thieves. Most crimes in offices, malls, and even retail stores happen in the parking lot. Constant surveillance of your parking area keeps potential criminals at bay as they fear being spotted and arrested. And just the sight of these cameras is enough to reassure your customers and staff that their safety is a top priority.

2. 24/7 Monitoring of cameras


Recording your parking area isn’t enough; having footage of a crime after it happened doesn’t provide much comfort to the customer or employee that has been victimized. You need active surveillance around the clock by a team that will take action as an incident happens. At Titan, for example, our Security Operations Center can either deter criminals through talking through the cameras, lights, or alarms, or if the situation warrants it, alert the police.

3. Faster response times


And when police receive an alert from a monitored surveillance system, they know suspicious activity is taking place and that it’s not a false alarm. This triggers a rapid response time, as it will be prioritized as an incident in progress.


4. Cost-effective


The cost of protecting your garage or lot with an on-site security guard—or guards, depending on how big your facility is—adds up quickly, and if the property needs to be watched around the clock, those numbers will climb significantly. Having a monitored surveillance system is more affordable, plus it can cover more ground, including areas a guard can’t access. And at Titan, we know how every company has specific security needs and budgets, so we make sure you have a variety of camera surveillance plans to choose from.

5. Reliability


Compared to traditional security guards and alarm systems, camera surveillance provides a more accurate overview of happenings and the exact time of incidences in the parking lot. It's even better if you have an advanced surveillance system in your lot. Technology such as thermal imaging and infrared enables cameras will catch things that the human eye may miss.

Titan Virtual Officer


Have you ever thought of a mobile surveillance system? Well, Titan's Virtual Officer is a portable surveillance system that is ideal for parking lots, and several other outdoor environments. And unlike traditional, fixed surveillance systems, with Virtual Officer you don’t need a lot of hardware such as cabling. Additionally, it can be installed quickly—often within one week—and can be paired with our patrol services to provide 24/7 surveillance in real-time by our highly trained in-house team.

Contact Titan Security for all your security monitoring service needs to make sure your parking area is protected from theft. For more information, visit: https://www.titanmonitoring.com/

Topics: Video Monitoring