COMMON SHOPPING CENTER SECURITY ISSUES
During and after business hours, unwanted loiterers can intimidate customers, cause trouble, and attract negative attention to your property. Whether it’s teenagers hanging out, panhandlers present on your property, or potentially dangerous individuals using your property as a place to conduct their own brand of business, you can’t have loiterers running free to cause trouble or damage your interests.
After Hours Theft
Controlling and protecting merchandise, facilities, and equipment is one sort of task during daylight operational hours. Protecting these interests from theft after hours can be a more complicated security challenge to address. You may be experiencing burglaries at businesses on your property, car theft, or theft of parts from equipment like AC condensers or boilers. A proper security strategy can help identify perpetrators and provide you with a means to handle the situation.
Homeless, Panhandlers, Transients
No matter the time of day, homeless individuals, transients, and panhandlers are a major threat to employees and customers at your shopping center property. You can’t predict what may happen at your shopping center when this sort of individual is around, and you can be held responsible for the activity, crimes, and damage they engage in while on your property. While they may sometimes just seem like a nuisance, moving them along is key to security.
Graffiti, Property Damage, and Vandalism
Crimes such as graffiti, vandalism, or property damage can be nearly impossible to trace and prosecute, since the only evidence left behind is, unfortunately for the property owner, the damage to the property. When vandals don’t leave with any stolen goods, it can be impossible to determine who perpetrated the crime. Implementing an effective security protocol with ECAMSECURE to monitor your property may be the only way to control the problem.
Parking Lot Theft
One of the primary concerns of business and property owners in shopping center contexts is what’s on and inside the property. An often overlooked area for shopping center crime, however, is the parking lot. Parking lot theft can be tempting crime of convenience, whether it means stealing cars or equipment from your property, or making victims of customers and visitors at the shopping center. ECAMSECURE will ensure that your parking lot is as secure as the rest of your property is.
Employee, Customer, and Visitor Safety
One of the most critical times for safety and security on your shopping center property is when employees, customers, and other people are in transition on the property, whether at the beginning of the day, the end of the day, or when they are coming and going from the property. People coming and going from their workplaces create a tempting target for thieves and criminals. Customers are also prime targets, especially at opening and closing hours when traffic is lighter. A proper security program from ECAMSECURE can help protect all of the people who work and shop on your property.