Between patrons and employees, it is important that everyone using a parking lot feels safe when going to and from their car. This risk is especially elevated during night hours or when there are not as many security officials present. Crimes that occur within a parking facility range from small theft or vandalism to violent assaults. But tackling the base vulnerabilities helps cut down on the chances of any crime occurring. Below, we take a look at four of the best measures that can be made to securing commercial parking lots and garages.
If your commercial parking lot mostly caters to employees, who consistently use the lot, establishing some basic security protocols is always a smart idea. Employees need to know who to call in the event that there’s something suspicious. They should also practice safe and secure parking lot safety tips, such as keeping their phones in their pockets when walking to their car or walking in groups to their vehicles. These tips are harder to implement within commercial parking lots that guests use, but some additional signage can go a very long way in keeping people safe and informed.
Enhanced Surveillance Systems
Unfortunately, many commercial parking lots are still relying on legacy CCTV units that are not up for the job. While even the presence of security cameras could dissuade would-be criminals, the greatest and latest in surveillance technology could add a lot of utility. Take a look at some of Gatekeeper’s technology, like an intelligent driver camera, which can authenticate any person entering a parking facility and alert security staff as to whether they should arrive for assistance.
Physical Security Barriers
Preventing access entirely is sometimes required, primarily if your organization is located in a less-than-stellar area. Some parking facilities are built and surrounded by high fences and other physical security structures intended to keep out unwanted intruders. Gates are also a good way of preventing access during closed hours for your commercial parking lot.
Parking Lot Enforcement
Although they are a bit old-school, security guards still get the job done. If you have a special event or increased traffic that might require increased security, adding some more security personnel is an excellent way to keep your property secure. These employees can also learn how to facilitate and use Gatekeeper’s multiple forms of security technology.
Groundbreaking Technologies with Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to act. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 36 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.