A parking garage that is poorly designed can be one of the top spots for several security issues. Whether that be personal theft, vandalism, or assault, security elements that are lacking within the layout of the parking garage can lead to multiple different crimes. A parking garage is supposed to be a step up from a parking lot for security, but this is not always the case. While vulnerabilities will always exist, there are specific tools and practices that you can implement as a facility manager to create a more secure and safe area for both visitors and employees. If you are looking to improve the security of your parking garage, read on to learn about some general safety tips and forms of security technology that can make all the difference.
One of the best ways to improve security within your parking garage is by prioritizing vehicle security. It is very important to check out exactly who and what is entering your garage. This could involve installing a driver camera to see if somebody is authorized to be entering your garage in the first place. Or installing an under vehicle scanner to see if there are any concerns about the actual vehicle itself. Consider installing these both around entryways to create security checkpoints. These forms of security technology are also useful in creating documentation and record-keeping just in case there is an incident of assault or theft. These are especially useful if you are a government or law enforcement employee. Make sure you improve vehicle surveillance for a secure parking garage.
An often forgotten about element for securing a parking garage is consistent maintenance and upkeep. If your garage is left filthy and unattended, it could indicate to some potential thieves that the area is not heavily monitored and take care of. Poorly maintained garages indicate a lack of care or attention to thieves, which can lead to several issues. Consistent landscaping, trash pickups, and cleaning off common areas and surfaces can help your lot in the long run.
A parking garage that is lit up adequately can-do wonders for the look and feel of your garage. Thieves often look to break into vehicles where it is dark, so it is much harder for anybody or anyone (surveillance technology) to see them. With improved and consistent lighting throughout your garage, criminals will be less compelled to attempt a break-in.
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