Stopping Summer Vandals in Central PA with Business Security

Once again, local summer vandalism started early this year as we saw a Blair County park vandalized in May. It’s an unfortunate seasonal trend, but there are steps you can take to fight it as a business owner in central Pennsylvania. Business security measures you can take to protect your enterprise from the costly impact of vandalism include the following.  

Well-Lit Premises 

Adequate lighting is often overlooked as an effective crime deterrent, but it can be incredibly powerful when executed properly. Illuminating your parking areas and the entire perimeter around your business can work hand-in-hand with your neighborhood watch goals, while also taking away any possible hiding spots for vandals, loiterers and those who would tag your business with graffiti. Putting your interior lights on a schedule for after business hours is also an excellent way to keep vandals out. This can be done more affordably when you integrate smart lights with your security system. Ask us for details. 

Neighborhood Watch

Five decades after law enforcement first developed the neighborhood watch model, it still works in communities across the country. A Department of Justice report on business and community development explains how criminals view vandalism as a “signal that a neighborhood is uncared for,” which then “creates the perception that these places are left available for criminal activities.” To prevent this from happening, join a neighborhood watch group with the other businesses on your block — and if there isn’t one, consider forming one yourself.

Neighborhood watch allies can look out for each other and call police when a neighboring business is being targeted. It sends a clear message to vandals that this activity will not be tolerated. 

Video Surveillance

Video surveillance is still one of the best preventive measures against the costly losses of vandalism. At Park Security, we have found video surveillance to be an effective way to stop vandals from acting, or lead to the police apprehension of those who attempt it. Ask us about video surveillance systems that let you view your camera footage from your secure online login, even your smartphone. You’ll have access to live or recorded video images from wherever you are (even your summer vacation spot). It’s also perfect for anyone who operates multiple locations, and the intelligent, automated features can save you time and money all year long. 

Summer vandalism happens every year, and the time to get prepared is now. Learn more about these powerful central PA business security solutions by calling Park Security. We look forward to assisting you. 

About Park Security Systems

PARK Security Systems is a full-service, locally owned and operated provider of home security in Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer residential and commercial security solutions to our local homes and businesses.

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