Prevent Loitering and Antisocial Behavior

secWatch virtual guards prevent loitering on private property.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

secWatch Virtual Guards deter loitering and antisocial behaviour

Loitering can serve as a gateway to antisocial behavior and further criminal activity. What may begin as innocent social gathering among youths seeking a space away from adults can escalate over time, leading to more serious issues.

The problems associated with loitering can vary greatly depending on the context and location. Some common issues include:

  1. Criminal Activity: Loitering can create an environment conducive to criminal activities such as drug dealing, theft, or vandalism.
  2. Perception of Disorder: The presence of loiterers can contribute to a perception of disorderliness in a neighborhood or public space, potentially deterring people from using those areas.
  3. Public Nuisance: Loitering can lead to antisocial behavior, including excessive noise, harassment of passersby, or littering.

Addressing loitering often requires a multifaceted approach to address underlying factors that contribute to the behavior, along with enforcement measures to maintain order and safety in public spaces. Here are some effective approaches :

  1. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED): This multidisciplinary approach focuses on designing spaces to deter loitering. Measures such as adequate lighting, clear sightlines, comfortable seating, and landscaping that reduces hidden corners can discourage loiterers from congregating.
  2. secWatch Remote Surveillance: We strategically position CCTV cameras that will trigger alarms upon detecting activity. Our Virtual Guards are successful in deterring loitering as they issue a live audio challenge to move people along, as demonstrated in this video.
  3. Enforcement of Laws and Regulations: Implementing and enforcing trespassing laws can deter unwanted behavior. However, enforcement should be carried out in a fair and unbiased manner.
  4. Collaborative Approaches: Addressing loitering often requires collaboration among various stakeholders, including law enforcement, local government, business owners, community organisations, and residents. By working together, stakeholders can develop tailored strategies to address the specific needs of each community.

By combining these approaches and adapting strategies to fit the unique characteristics of each community, it is possible to effectively address loitering while promoting public safety, community well-being, and respect for individual rights. If you encounter these problems at your site, reach out to our team for help.



Send Us A Message

We are here to assist you

Click on the "Quick Contact" button to fill in our form so one of our team can get in touch.

is the electronic security division of Independent Locksmiths & Security, a business that was established in 1973 and is one of Australia’s largest and most highly respected Commercial Locksmith Service Providers.

Sitemap – Ⓒ 2020 sec.Vision All Rights Are Reserved – Privacy Policy
Designed by UXcreationlab

Fill out the form below and one of our staff members will contact you shortly.

Please see our Privacy Policy for more details.