Placing handicap parking signs where they are needed is a start. It’s one thing to have the symbol painted on the ground, but it’s additionally effective if a standing sign is in place. The excuse of not seeing a sign that is directly in front of someone, and at eye level, is far less powerful than if someone said they didn’t see the painted symbol on the ground. Plus, painted symbols tend to fade over time.
Also, fire lanes need to be clearly indicated. Not only can someone be ticketed if parking in a fire lane, but they can also cause a safety issue. The common white print stating “fire lane” surrounded by red paint should properly notify drivers. It’s important, however, that the makeup of the sign be maintained.
Signs indicating a tow zone are very important as well. This is especially applicable in urban areas. If a vehicle is at risk of being towed, that vehicle owner needs to know. The last thing you want is a complaint from a vehicle owner that his/her vehicle was towed without proper notification.
Simply placing signage where it needs to be and keeping all signage up to quality will work wonders in structuring your lot. Those actions will result in organization; thus, happy employees/tenants/customers.
Monitoring the area
Of course, surveillance makes for outstanding hands-on security. Whether that be video surveillance or human surveillance, or both.
First off, tightly monitoring the area will increase the chances of catching perpetrators and violators. In most cases, the individual(s) committing the wrongful act will be identified. But, even if the individual(s) get(s) away, you’ll be awakened to a weakness in your security. As such, the necessary adjustments can be made to ensure the violators do not return or do not get away with what they did the next time they try.
Secondly, security surveillance scares people from acting in the wrong. If someone sees a camera in the corner of a parking garage, he/she would be foolish to do something wrong. The great part is the camera doesn’t even have to be operable to be effective.
It’s like those cameras you see at road intersections…many of them aren’t even turned on (at least so the rumor has it). But is the one you see at the intersection of “Main St. and 2nd St.” turned on? It could be, so you should probably be aware and tentative when you drive through.
Back to signs: placing signs around the lot informing people of 24/7 surveillance will effectively prevent wrongful acts as well.
Impounding vehicles in violation
If you’ve complied with all the security measures we’ve already mentioned and folks still don’t get the picture, it’s time to act.
Your top options include:
- Having a police officer or a member of your security staff write a ticket
- Towing the violating vehicle to an impound lot
- Placing a wheel lock around one of the vehicle wheels
Now, it is important to understand that the action to take will depend on the violation. Therefore, your private lot must incorporate a system that matches the violation with a specific punishment. Furthermore, anyone who is part of the private lot must be notified of said punishments. This prevents complaints, lawsuits, confusion, and all of the above.
If it has been determined that a vehicle needs to be impounded, let MR Towing Services know. We’ll come by and have the vehicle towed to an impound lot, whether it be at one of our locations or elsewhere. It’s our job to keep your lot tidy and in order.
Reporting any threats to the property
Reporting concerns and violations is a big part of private property towing services. Abandoned vehicles, illegal parking, theft, and vandalism are the most common issues for private lots. Those things shouldn’t happen very often; however, when they do, it’s important the right people be notified.
This applies to the owner of the property, first and foremost. If any wrongdoings are witnessed, the owner needs to be notified. As a result, he/she can employ the necessary preventative measures regarding the wrongdoing to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
At that point, private property towing services will help facilitate the actions that are required to create a safer environment. At the end of the day, the safety of the tenants is most important!
Offering service whenever it is needed
That’s what we’re here for! To help you whenever help is needed! MR Towing Services offers around the clock service. If you need us to stop by at 2 AM, we’ll do it. If you need us to stop by Christmas morning, we’ll do it. We’re there for our customers.
We have plenty of tow trucks in our fleet, our staff is experienced and trained, and our equipment covers practically every type of tow. In fact, we offer light, medium, and heavy truck towing; tractor towing; motorcycle towing; RV towing; box truck towing; and flatbed towing.
Please visit mrtowingservices.com to learn more. Also, check out our blog to find all sorts of helpful towing input.