How negligent security impacts crime

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2024 | Premises Liability |

Negligent security occurs when property owners fail to create safe environments. These failures can make committing crimes easier, impacting anyone who visits or lives on these properties. It also has a damaging effect on the property’s reputation. 

Why proper security measures matter

Property owners who use adequate safety measures decrease the chance of crime or problems with premise liability. It involves setting up security guards and video cameras on the property. Additionally, it’s vital to secure the area by making sure all access points are safe and well-maintained. Whether it’s a public park, housing complex, or shopping center, the same rules apply.

Common areas for security breaches

Some areas are more prone to security issues than others, and places to be aware of include: 

  • Parking lots: These areas are often dim and less monitored, making them targets for criminals.
  • Hallways and stairwells: These areas are less used and can have hidden spots for criminal activities.
  • Entrances and exits: It’s easy to break through these points without security. It’s bad because they’re essential for controlling entry.
  • Common areas: Spaces like lobbies or courtyards draw crowds, making it harder to watch.

Legal responsibilities and security measure reflection

Part of the role of being a property owner involves ensuring that proper security measures are set up to protect people from danger. If property owners fail to carry out these responsibilities, the events that follow may have legal consequences..

Recognizing the signs of negligent security can help individuals make informed decisions about their safety and encourage property owners to uphold their duties effectively.