Security is always a top concern for any property management team. Whether it’s a residential neighborhood, multi-family housing, commercial space or vacant buildings, preventing vandalism and theft while ensuring the safety of residents and visitors is a necessity. HSI Security offers a variety of property management security and video surveillance systems that provide an efficient and cost-effective way of protecting your sites.
Recently, University Professor David S. Abrams completed a study on the effects of COVID-19 on crime. Abram's COVID and Crime: Key Findings looks at U.S. cities to determine if the pandemic has had any affected on crime rates. The report shows that personal property crime has dropped pretty significantly. However, commercial property has seen a significant increase. His explanation for the change is simple and logical, with more people at home, it lowers the chances of a burglar finding an empty home.
Since more people work from home, commercial buildings stand empty. Abrams's report shows an increase in commercial property burglaries by almost 40 percent on average in all the cities studied.
What Can Commercial Property Managers Do to Deter Crime?
If they haven't already, commercial property managers or owners will want to request a security evaluation. This involves bringing in an independent consultant. Ideally, you want someone who has experience in your type of property. A manufacturing company would need a different evaluation than an office building or a car dealership.
A security assessment typically covers the following areas:
Security cameras and recordings
Parking lots and garages
Locks and access control
Landscaping and fencing
Access for employees, visitors, and vendors
Storage for valuable items and hazardous materials
Video surveillance and remote monitoring solutions from HSI Security can help deter the many issues that can occur on vacant properties, including vandalism, broken windows, graffiti, squatters and theft. Commercial properties, especially those that are vacant, are prime targets for theft and vandalism due to an abundance of valuable equipment and building materials and a lack of security presence. Damage can quickly devalue these properties, making them less desirable to potential tenants and limiting your return on investment. Security solutions from HSI Security can help deter crime and vandalism on your commercial properties.
HSI Security offers an array of products and services that can help keep your commercial and vacant properties safe around-the-clock. Plus, our solutions increase worksite coverage while saving you up to 50% over the cost of on-site security guards.
If you like the ideas we’ve discussed today, give us a call and we can help you take the appropriate measures to protect your staff, equipment, and customers. Providing you with peace of mind.
Does a Security Assessment sound like the right solution for you? Contact HSI Security Today