Combating and Preventing Multifamily Crime

By |2019-10-18T14:20:17-06:00October 4th, 2019|

Did you know that according to the National Crime Prevention Council, multifamily properties are 85% more likely to be burglarized than single-family homes? A great way to help combat this is a surveillance system. There are many reasons to invest in a surveillance system, but the most relevant and important point is that they prevent and stop criminal and nuisance behavior.

Surveillance systems are key to stopping criminal and nuisance behavior because they can provide identifiable evidence. However, that is only true if your recordings can actually be used to identify something. Cameras are susceptible to problems and can go out of focus, become obstructed, or simply stop recording. But even if everything is working correctly, you still have hours of footage to go through if you want to find a specific event taking place. Imagine that you have four cameras, and you need to go through four hours of footage for each one to find what you’re looking for. Do you and your staff have time to do that?

For these sorts of problems, Watchtower Security’s fully managed video surveillance service can be a true benefit. Not only does Watchtower Security review footage for you when an incident occurs, but they are also continually monitoring the health of the equipment. In this way, they can ensure that if something suspicious does occur in your community, you will have the evidence needed to identify the perpetrators.

For more information about how Watchtower Security can help you and your multifamily asset, contact us at 855-427-4586 or email us at