TOPIC: Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take?

Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52011

Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? We do light checks, we’ve added additional flood lights, we have random security inspections 7 days a week, and it still isn’t getting better! Hellllllp!
Edit to add: Besides break-ins, we’ve also had a lot of catalytic converters stolen. Any tips for that?

Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52012

Are they actually breaking in or are people leaving their cars unlocked? 

If they are busting out windows, talk to the police. They can do more property checks & set up cameras if you can.

 
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52013

This was my question. We had a rash of "vehicle break ins". When we spoke with the police all vehicles were unlocked with valuables on display.
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52014

We had a similar issue with this, turns out it was all the same kid breaking in. As soon as he was caught (it didn't take long for his luck to run out) all the break ins stopped. Sorry to say you might just have to ride it out. I will say that lighting was huge, someone eventually saw him from across the parking lot as he ran through a well lit area
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52015

We had an issue with our gated underground garage. We had security but there was a point in the morning where they’d leave and there was a gap of no security.

Criminals figured this out. Change up your guards path and times. Have him start at a different location and different times every day.

Then obviously if you could get approved add cameras but that’s a big ask of the owners and what’s in your budget.
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52016

I often remind residents to not leave anything in their car! Nothing inside, no reason to break in. Unfortunately, when thieves want something, they figure out a way to take it. Perhaps have your patrol company or police have a resident meeting/invite to your next event. They will back you up! Good luck 
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52017

Do you guys have cameras? I'm talking the good ones you can see at night. We have those and it stopped almost immediately cause we linked it to a specific person who the police were able to arrest.
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52018

We looked into more cameras for my property & found we would have to install wireless routers in at least another 4 locations that would require internet service to each. The cost of just the internet service at the needed high speed to send the live camera feed was over $1,000 a month. That doesn't even cover the cost of the cameras or monitoring. Needless to say, we nixed that idea.
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52019

Renter's Insurance requirement will lessen the pain for your residents.
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Car break-ins/busted out windows. The thorn in my side. What are some precautions you take? 1 month 2 weeks ago #52020

They’ll raid your property for a week or two then move on to another property. Car thieves tend to migrate. If they stick around, they’ll get busted.
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