Need Better Parking Lot Security? Start With Blindspots
Parking lot security remains a challenge for companies — as noted by the Insurance Information Institute (III), almost $6 billion was lost in 2016 to motor vehicle theft. And while not all thefts happen in parking lots, automobiles are at increased risk when multiple vehicles are left unattended for extended periods of time.
Improving parking lot security starts with deterrence tactics such as increased lot lighting and reduction of “hiding spots” such as large bushes and trees. Reliable video surveillance is also critical. However, in spite of their value as crime-fighting tools, cameras can’t see everything all the time. Here are five tips to help reduce surveillance blindspots.