3 Steps To Boosting Security In City Parks

October 24th, 2019

City parks can be used by citizens of the community through all four seasons. Crisp, cool walks can be taken in the fall, while warm summer days can be spent lounging by the pool. City parks give people a place to appreciate the outdoors. In order to ensure that they are safe and protected throughout the year, implement these three security and sustainability tools. 


Install IP Video Surveillance Monitoring

The nicer the weather, the busier a city park will become. With so many people coming and going, it can be difficult to ensure the safety of the property and citizens. With an IP surveillance camera, park officials and safety staff can monitor the action from a remote location. Video footage can be viewed on a tablet, laptop, or smartphone. Sometimes, an extra set of eyes is all it takes to deter theft, vandalism, or an act of violence. If a crime should occur, the recorded footage can help police identify and capture the suspect. 


Set Up Smart Lights

The right amount of lighting around your park will help visitors to feel safe. Work with your security team to determine what types of fixtures would work best in your park and where they should be placed for maximum protection. Lighting needs may vary based on the amenities in the park, but the following areas should be well-lit:

  • Sidewalks
  • Benches and seating areas
  • Pavilions
  • Playgrounds
  • Fountains
  • Sport fields

Motion-triggered and smart lights can help reduce energy usage. Motion-triggered lights only turn on if something or someone gets close to them. Smart lights can be set to turn on and off at pre-determined times of the day. This will keep visibility high while keeping energy costs low.


Consider Remote Access Control

City parks are public parks, but there are some areas in the park that should be off-limits during certain hours. With access control systems, you can restrict public entry to areas such as storage facilities and employee break rooms during the day. After dark, access control lets you close off bathrooms, pools, and recreation centers to avoid accidents. Smartphones and tablets can be used to lock and unlock doors from a remote location or to check user logs and change administration credentials. 


Love Your City Park And Protect It With Security Cameras

A city park means a lot to the community. Residents and community leaders should be willing to do whatever it takes to keep it safe and secure. Video surveillance is the best way to stop criminals and vandals from destroying public parks and other places in the city that provide peace. The mere presence can deter crime, and the video footage can bring a criminal to justice.

If you’re looking to protect your home, business, or city park give us a call. We’d be happy to set you up with a high-quality security camera system that’s right for you. Don’t let criminals get away with more than they’ve already gotten away with. Contact Reliant Systems today.