Do you think public parking lots should have security?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
June 30, 2011 7:35pm CST
We have had a large number of car break-ins downtown. These take place mostly during the weekends, and of course at major sporting events. We just went to a baseball game last week. The parking there wasn't cheap either. $15 wow. If attendants are taking in that kind of cash, don't you think it is right to expect them to look after the cars?
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15 responses
• United States
1 Jul 11
Yes I feel they either should be checking constantly on the Lot to assure that all cars are safe. At the very least they should have surveillance cameras so that they can view any action and protect the cars. Yes especially at $15, that is not cheap parking.
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Hi hardworkinggurl surveillance cameras are a plus to security personnel and attendants. Sometimes the bad guys are armed with knives so the guys in-charge of our cars safety must be vigilant too.
• United States
1 Jul 11
Yes with surveillance cameras they are able to call the police while it is all happening in action. This way they do not react but get higher trained professionals to do so, which would be construed as protection, instead of us being surprised later with a missing and or broken into vehicle.
@picjim (3003)
• India
1 Jul 11
If they are taking that kind of cash they should ensure there are no intrusions.These break inns have to be put an end to.When they charge a high amount they ought to continuous surveillance on the cars.They have to employ an armed security guard to deter these unscrupulous elements from breaking in.
@picjim (3003)
• India
1 Jul 11
Break inns should be break in and they ought to should be they ought to have.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Hi ersmommy1, I think it would be good for these public parking lots to have security for the safety of the customers and for their cars especially if you are paying to park there. Here Walmart stays open 24 hours and in the night hours they have security riding around checking for the safety of the customers. There have been a lot of mugging as well as cars being broken into.
• Indonesia
1 Jul 11
Of course, so that users feel safe. Although the cost.
@moirai (2240)
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Wow. $15 for parking? Definitely! If they charge that much for parking, they'd better take good care of the cars...
@youless (93132)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jul 11
I think the public parking lots should have security. After all, the crimes can happen anywhere. Especially when it is late and dark and no more people in the parking lots, it is a good chance for the criminals. Besides, some people may destroy the cars for fun or regard it as a prank. If there is security, at least this case will be less. I love China
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Is it not part of the contract, their looking after your car? When you pay for the place, safety of your property - in this case your car - should be presumed to be part of the bargain. Where is Ralph Nader?
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Jul 11
It does make a lot of sense for a parking lot to have security. I mean a building has security, because it has valuable things in it sometimes, that they do not want them to steal them. Why would you not want the same type of security for the parking lot? It might be a slight expense, but security is not something that should be taken lightly. It is a necessary expense for sure. Of course securing a parking lot is a different animal to securing a building many people would argue. And they do have a pretty good point to be certain. However, it does not mean that there should not be an attempt. There is some way to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity in the parking lot and then move over towards that area to investigate that. If nothing else, technology is great and cameras can allow people to monitor it from a post.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
For me yes so that the terrorism would not get involve to it in our life.
• Malaysia
1 Jul 11
I think yes. Because usually car break-ins are something to do with the attendants.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Yes. I think they should have to provide security. People will start doing more ordering online and not leaving their homes if they are not going to be safe.
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Private parking lots really costs a lot compared to public ones. I do think that public parking lots should have security guards roaming around there but since these are public, it's like saying "park at your own risk". There are still car nappers out there so no car will be safe til these public parking lots are provided with security guards.
@theknute (183)
1 Jul 11
It would be ideal, but in bigger cities or in parking garages, it just doesn't always happen. Rule 1: never leave valuables (Expensive car stereo, cell phone, GPS) in sight and roll the windows up and lock the doors. Also, if it is a big problem, insist on better security before you park there. Either way I am sure the lot company is not liable for any damages/thefts, which is wrong at that price.
• Philippines
1 Jul 11
Yes I believe we should have security personnel in our parking lots in addition to the attendants. By doing so we can reduce the break-ins. In the place where I come from security personnel are plying the huge parking area using bicycles remarkably putting the incidence to zero.
@febrigas (362)
• Indonesia
1 Jul 11
Yes, i think if you have paid, especially in large enough quantities, $15, You are entitled to get the best services, Parking attendant should check the car that will come out with a thorough, Officer must check the letter of the number of vehicles, and parking cards. In my country, the cost for car parking, about $1 for 7 hours, with good security..