ECAMSECURE CAN SOLVE YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS
If you are in charge of property management, you may already be all too familiar with some of the crime issues that can occur on even a vacant property:
What seems like harmless street art can be much more insidious. Graffiti contributes to the blight of an area, making it less likely to sell on the market. It is unsightly, difficult to remove, and can even be used by gangs and criminal groups to mark territory and send warnings to other like-minded individuals. You don’t want this sort of issue on your property, so graffiti must go.
Even a vacant property may have old equipment, legacy facilities, or elements like streetlights present on the site. Although these components may be destined to be removed eventually, it doesn’t help your property’s value to have vandals damaging, destroying, or stealing these elements on your property. You might think your property is empty, but if you look close you’ll see more.
Empty, unmonitored properties can attract vagrants, transients, and squatters who seek to hang out or even reside on your property. These transients represent a nuisance issue (at best) and (at worst) a potential source of crime and vandalism on your property. ECAMSECURE can work with you to develop a surveillance plan to keep these people off or your property.
There is a term used in describing blight, known as “broken window syndrome.” It suggests that when certain elements of blight are present (such as broken windows) a property or area is more likely to descend into further blight and disrepair. So something as simple as a broken window can lead to more serious problems on your property. ECAMSECURE can monitor your assets to deter and prevent this sort of simple vandalism that can cause so much trouble.
Theft of Electrical Wiring, Metal pipes, and HVAC Units
Even on a vacant property, enterprising thieves can find something to steal. Whether your property is completely empty, or whether it has old buildings on site, there will likely be aging infrastructure that is vulnerable to theft. This might include underground electrical wiring, plumbing, or electrical and plumbing systems still present in old buildings. It also includes HVAC units and boilers that may or may not still be attached to those buildings.
Property Damage Due to Acts of Nature
While this isn’t the first concern on most security checklist, a vacant property is—of course—subject to acts of nature such as flooding, high winds, and storms. In the case of damage to your property because of these conditions, it will be advantageous for you to have a full visual security record of events that have recently occurred on your property. This will help you in making a more effective insurance claim, if necessary.