Combat Hit-And-Run In Parking Lots With Video Surveillance

July 18th, 2019

Parking lot accidents can be horrific. Though the safety of your customers and employees is the chief concern, this type of accident can do a large amount of damage to your property. Some reckless drivers can even attempt to hold the business responsible when it comes to accidents that occur. Hit and run accidents can be even worse, but there’s an easy way to ensure that your property, and your people, and protected: Video surveillance. 

Recover Property Damage Costs 

When someone damages a sign, fence, or company vehicle in your parking lot, you can contact their insurance company to recover the damages. Hit and run accidents, however, are not as easy. If you don’t know who did the damage, you’re stuck paying for the repairs out of your own pocket. Installing a security camera can not only help you see what kind of vehicle damaged your property, high resolution solutions can zero in on the license plate for easy identification. 

Increase Customer And Employee Safety

Many traffic signals now have security cameras installed to help police identify people who commit traffic violations. Security cameras can do the same thing in your parking lot. Anyone who sees the cameras will take precautions to drive carefully, knowing they will be identified if they cause an accident. Not only can video surveillance reduce hit and run accidents, it can also deter: 

  • Break-ins

  • Robbery

  • Assault

  • Vandalism 

This can make customers feel safer coming to your facility, knowing they are protected. If a crime does take place, the video footage can give law enforcement the evidence they need to handle the case. Video surveillance can turn your parking lot into a crime-free area. 

Protect Yourself And Others From Fraudulent Lawsuits

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 20% of vehicle accidents occur in parking lots. And parking lot owners can be held liable for certain accidents that occur on their premises. If a lawyer can make the case that the accident was caused by the design of your parking lot, it could mean trouble. Many times, when a victim in a hit and run has nowhere else to place the blame, they’ll place it on the business owner. Security camera footage, however, can put the blame right where it should be; far away from you. 

As your camera captures video footage of the hit and run driver, it can help the victim while saving you time and legal fees. This can reduce fraudulent insurance claims. When an accident occurs in your parking lot, you can see it happen in real-time and alert the proper authorities. The video footage is critical in helping the police determine what happened so they can take the proper action. 

At Sun Ray Technologies, we know all about the protection that security cameras can provide to your business. From the inside to the outside, we’ll help you find the video surveillance system that’s right for you. Contact us today to learn more.