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Social Media-Fight Against Park Vandalism

Social Media-Fight Against Park Vandalism

In this day and age, where we are more connected than ever through social media, it is a wonder that more people have not utilized social media to fight crime, especially the more elusive ones like vandalism. Vandals love to operate after hours when no one is around so that they can commit their crimes with relative anonymity. This practice makes it incredibly difficult to catch vandals, however they do often leave behind audacious clues which can lead to their arrest. Leaving behind such incriminating clues is all due to the vandals’ egos.

Many criminals, including vandals, foolishly leave hints of their illegal activities on social media. You see, vandalism is often a highly visible crime like graffiti that is committed because vandals want to be recognized for their boldness and ferocity. Nevertheless, vandals still want to remain relatively anonymous so that they can avoid the legal repercussions of their actions. So, vandals will often leave pictures of themselves at the crime scene on their private social media page like Facebook. Vandals think that since their pages are private, that no one who would turn them in can see the incriminating evidence they post. Nevertheless, police have picked up on this trend and used the photos and other posts of vandals on social media to find and arrest them.

If you see any suspicious photos or comments on social media of friends or friends of friends, you can join the fight against vandalism.

Because we cannot always count on vandals to make sloppy mistakes, parks need other sure means of identifying and prosecuting criminals.  Parks suffering from vandalism and graffiti should use Park Vandalism Cameras, which are specially designed to identify a face or other unique feature like a tattoo, even in complete darkness.

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Protecting Park Assets

Protecting Park Assets

During the park closures back in 2020, we all learned that parks are essential to the health and wellbeing of the community, and the assets of a park provided need to be protected.

Unfortunately, there have been many incidents of vandalism, metal theft, and graffiti at are beloved parks.  To our greatest surprise are the occurrences within our historic parks and natural beauties.  It is hard to understand the person who would commit such a hideous crime.  Whether it’s youthful ignorance or anger directed at society, it is a very sad crime that affects our entire nation.

The vandalism that occurs at the local park is also sad.  Children come to play on the swing set or the slide, only to find it is not available due to vandalism.  Youth feel depression and unsafe when they discover their skate park has been defaced with graffiti.  And the football game will not happen because some culprit stole the wiring out of the lights.

All these tragic events occur very often.

Protecting Park property is more than surveillance.  Surveillance has its benefits, but it does not deter. Therefore, the park equipment such as field lights, bathrooms, playground equipment, and pavilions are destroyed and must be repaired or replaced.

This is very heartbreaking to the park visitors but also to the park rangers and recreation supervisors.  Because the park is created by their hard work and dedication, the destruction of the park is a blow to their heart.

Protecting Park resources are easier than you may believe.  There is a Park Vandalism Camera, specifically designed to stop vandals and other nuisance crime perpetrators before they strike.

What is your community doing to stop park vandalism and protect your park?

 

Protect Your Park from Vandalism

Protect Your Park from Vandalism

Parks are essential to the community and should be protected. The harsh reality is protecting the park from vandalism and graffiti is a daunting task. Unfortunately, it is estimated $12 billion is being relegated to the clean up of graffiti in the United States alone. Cleaning up graffiti is immensely expensive. The unbridled practice of graffiti and vandalism is crippling our government’s ability to maintain a high standard of life for American citizens. Vandalism, even in the form of graffiti, is ultimately governmental revenue being thrown in the trash. Vandalism is nothing more than a money pit.

It is difficult to apprehend vandals and graffiti “artists,” since anyone with a can of spray paint or mischievous thought can become one. Although graffiti artists and vandals are stereotyped as urban gangsters, the graffiti artist and vandal demographic are quite diverse. This makes apprehending vandals no easy task, they could be anyone. In combating graffiti and vandalism, it is essential to obtain the identity of the culprit.

The most effective way in which to identify graffiti artists and vandals is to set up cameras in crime hot spot locations. Unfortunately, most hot spots are in secluded areas where lighting and electricity are not available within the park, and it would be costly to install. Also, most cameras sold on the market cannot provide prosecutable images.

Fortunately, there are Park Vandalism Cameras that are specially designed to stop graffiti and vandalism. These Parks Vandalism Cameras are self-contained and portable, not needing lighting or electricity. The also provide unapparelled image resolution, allowing security to identify small tattoos at a great distance. Since graffiti and vandalism often occur in secluded areas or at night when there are less people around to witness the criminal activity, setting up Park Vandalism Cameras to keep constant watch over vulnerable property is the only way to prevent or at least punish the crime.

What is your community doing to protect your parks?

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Keep Parks Free from Vandalism

Keep Parks Free from Vandalism

Parks are essential and should be protected from Vandalism. Imagine your favorite childhood playground. What comes to mind when you picture it? More than likely, you reminisce over fond childhood memories like gliding down a shiny, bright red slide and flying high on the chain-link swing. Maybe even jumping off to see how far you’ll land. You probably do not think about broken-down park benches and swear words scratched into the play equipment. However, sadly for the community, this is what some parks have become. It takes large amounts of money to fix damages done to parks and ensure a continual beauty of recreation sites.

In Louisville, KY, a 2015 report showed that there have been nearly $400,000 worth of damages done to city parks. This problem has gotten worse. Among the damages are vandalism, graffiti, and theft. A common occurrence that Louisville parks face is stolen trash cans. Thieves can make around $3 for reselling a metal trash can, whereas it costs parks $10 or more to replace. This seemingly small number adds up to a sum that could be used towards city events or updating community gathering areas.

Unfortunately, vandalism and destruction are fates public places regularly face, but there are ways to stop the damage and costs that parks encounter daily.

To stop vandalism, graffiti, and theft at your park you must:

  • Make sure there is adequate lighting
  • Create activities and programs that involve the community
  • Have Site Managers
  • Display Maps at entrances and walk routes
  • Have Security Measures in place, such as Park Vandalism Cameras
  • Clean up all vandalism and graffiti immediately
  • Maintain safety measures for the park and all park equipment

Accepting the ruin of community recreational sites is not an option. Protect your community and maintain a safe and beautiful park.