Taking the proper approach to parking lot security can help reduce crime rates while keeping everyone parked safe. Taking on your parking security methodology means cutting back on personal theft, assault, vandalism, and public intoxication – to name a few. Parking lots along with parking garages usually have a couple of security vulnerabilities, but with the right approach, you can make your parking lot much safer. Let us take a look at a few ways Gatekeeper recommends assessing and enhancing your parking lot security!
Take Maintenance Tasks Seriously
Parking lot maintenance might not leap into your mind as an essential part of security, but if a spot is dirty and unkempt, people will tend to treat it like it is unsafe. It also isn’t a bad idea to have eyes on the scene. This includes janitors performing cleaning duties to help reinforce the idea that the area is cared for and heavily watched over. You could also install security camera systems provided by Gatekeeper to let people know that someone is on the other side watching their moves. Non-intrusive landscaping could also effectively establish boundaries and create an area to look cared for.
Tackle Lighting Head-On
Take a hard, long look at your lighting and decide if it is adequate enough for your parking lot. Shadows are the perfect environment for any aggressors because of the reduced visibility that allows them to get away with any harmful acts, while it can also make it harder for some CCTV or video surveillance systems to pick up what’s occurring. Natural lighting can be used effectively to brighten up a parking space, but you should consider how people act at night and whether or not they tend to rely on their headlights more than they should.
It is imperative to use comprehensive approaches to parking lot surveillance these days. Here at Gatekeeper Security, we recommend a three-factor approach to authentication, where we identify a driver and their occupants through our intelligent vehicle occupant detection system, the make and the model of a car, and whether or not any suspicious modifications have been attached to it with our automatic under vehicle inspection system, and what it’s license plate numbers are with our own license plate reader. You put these three forms of security technology throughout your parking facility, and you’ll have every bit of information that you need for each suspicious driver or vehicle that enters and leaves.
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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.