Parking lots and parking garages offer plenty of security concerns for property owners, including vehicle theft, violent crimes, property damages, and so on. This is not because parking facilities are inherently dangerous, instead, it’s the case that security professionals have struggled with the best ways to secure these spaces and make them more safe for each person involved. The good news is that security technology has evolved very quickly and caught up to fill in the gaps, allowing security professionals to help approach parking security in a more innovative and comprehensive way. Allow us to take a look at a few of the best ways that property owners and managers can improve their practices for quality parking security. Read on to learn more!
Lighting Features for Parking Security
A lot of the types of crimes that happen in parking facilities happen due to a lack of visibility. Correct lighting is good for various reasons, it makes it much easier for people to find their cars, navigate around the parking lot or garage, and read signs too. It is a large deterrent for crime as well. Halide lighting is smart since it gives off a bright white illumination, removing the shadows that possible carjackers or troublemakers would otherwise lurk in. Lighting should be placed to illuminate each area of a parking garage or lot as not to leave any spaces untouched. The more lighting, the better for a parking facility.
Designs for the Parking Facility
The parking facility’s design can have a severe impact on everyone’s safety. Open spaces promote a real sense of safety among patrons since they can observe their surroundings very easily. That being said, there is such a thing as going too far, and you do not want to give your facility too much open space. This would create an eerie feeling for people coming and going. Landscaping is an extra factor, as too much shrubbery and trees could offer hiding areas for possible carjackers. Low shrubs are a nice addition to add some green and life to your property without it being too overbearing or invasive.
Usual parking facilities might install closed circuit television systems, or CCTV systems, that will require monitoring at all moments. An alternative to this is intelligent camera systems that can help alert security personnel if something goes wrong. For properties that require more intensive security technology, something like Gatekeeper’s own driver camera, or IVOD for short, might be suitable for keeping track of who enters and exits your parking lot or garage.
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 376 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.