Tenant Causes Property Damage - Runs through locked community gates

May 18th, 2021 | By SentriForce

Tenant Causes Property Damage

Apartment tenant runs through locked community gates, causes property damages, and nearly causes a catastrophic vehicular accident.

Promises were not meant to be broken just like how locked gates are not meant to be rammed through, but unfortunately these things do happen regardless.

SentriForce received a video request from an apartment property manager regarding a damaged gate. Our video investigation team quickly went to work and found the following:


An apartment tenant is seen leaving their unit and entering into their vehicle.

No erratic or strange behavior is noticed.

As the tenant began to drive out, the video investigation team was able to capture the license plate information of the vehicle.

As the driver makes his way towards the community gates, the vehicle does not show any sign or intent in decelerating.

Just as the driver crashes through the gate, debris from the gate and the tenant almost strikes another vehicle. 

We are glad the passing vehicle was able to avoid the accident.

The tenant however, is not so lucky. The video evidence and license plate information have been turned over to the apartment property manager and law enforcement to hold the tenant liable for the damages the property damage they incurred.


Nowadays, gated communities are increasingly important to tenants.

Not only are they attractive, but they also improve the security of the community. Gates help keep out solicitors and deter crime.

The cost of installing an electric gate can cost between $3,000 to $12,000, but what about the repair costs? Property damage caused by tenants and visitors are actually quite frequent and can burn a hole in your pocket.

With a SentriForce self-contained video surveillance unit deployed at your entry and exit gate, coupled with a dedicated License Plate Recognition camera, you will have the exact date and time along with the vehicle information when your gates are damaged.

For more information on Managed Video Surveillance as a service and how it can help your apartment community, contact SentriForce.

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