Littering is a horrendous problem in any metropolitan area. It can be a problem in rural areas as well. People are careless and entitled, and they toss their trash on the ground. It is less visible in the rural area than in the condensed environment of a city.
For you, this can mean an uglier property and even worse, a smelly and nauseating premises. A building or home with trash strewn about does not give off a good impression.
Another problem that you can have with a business is loiterers – people using your business’s outdoor spaces as their own living room. So let’s talk about some ways you can fight the litterbugs and loiterers without standing outside all day every day.
Loitering and littering are horrible for any business so also is breaking and entering and you must prevent that as well. I’ve recommended five effective ways to stop burglary here. Know that nowhere is safe today, no more home sweet home, it is now home safe home. Even religious centers are using cameras. Believe it, security cameras have come to stay.
Many of the tried and true security measures people have used for years are the most effective ways to battle littering and loitering. Cameras are wonderful for this – not only do they deter people from tossing trash or hanging out, but they keep a video record of any offender if you ever need to prosecute them.
Brickhousesecurity.com has some amazing options – from quality indoor and outdoor affordable cameras that can help you protect your properties.
There is also always the option of fake security cameras – it’s impossible for an habitual loiterer or a disrespectful would be litterer to know if the cameras they see are real or not!
Yet the cameras alone might not do the job – if you are going to invest in a camera, invest in the sign that alerts the disrespectful folks to the presence of a camera. A “Surveillance Cameras on Duty” sign should do the trick. A gentle reminder via sign can help too – There are good choice of signs to communicate the rules and regulations for your outdoor areas.
Another good traditional option is a dog. Outdoor dogs can be trained to guard a property. Let’s be honest, no one would want to mess with a property that has a big dog on patrol. Not to mention that a dog can be a friend as well!
They are always on and will never unexpectedly stop doing their jobs the way a camera might! This is an option that is best for an organization that is large enough to house and shelter the dog, as well as train it. So for some, this might not be a viable option.
Regardless of your situation, at some point you will face a problem with litter or loitering – even worse would be both. When the problem arises, tackle it head on. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away –it will make it worse. Litter breeds more litter – and the same goes for loitering. So take charge and handle the problem.
Try signs, cameras, or a dog to protect your property. Or, if you have the time, you could always patrol the grounds 24/7 – but who wants to do that? Again, here are your options against loitering and littering:
- CCTV Surveillance Signs /Poster/ Stickers
- Fake Surveillance Cameras
- Real Video Security Cams
- Security Guard Dogs
- “No Loitering & Littering” Stickers