If you ask the opinion of a real state developer, he will surely tell you that a parking lot is useless. With that being said, there are a lot of building planners and architects who are basing their work from the view of a real state developer otherwise known as the building owner, so they would know if the parking lot that is being designed is with faulty security making them do without it. Working as a contractor has lead to me to several of these faulty security measurements which includes deeming the light for low cost electricity, saving on the number of security guards if there is even one on duty, and the total lack of cctv cameras or none at all in parking lots. Crimes are very common in the parking lot now a days because many parking lots do not have the correct security measurements that it should have. Though this may sound bad, they have statistic that will be able to back up this claim showing 80% of crimes done in the parking lots of shopping malls as well as strip malls and business offices.
If you are worried about the cost that it might give you, you can start with access control systems such as barrier gates. This device is made fro singles lanes only so that the real state developer will have a control on the people getting in and out of the parking lot without any traffic.
If you want your perimeter security to be impenetrable, you should set up cctv, motion detectors and surveillance cameras all over the surroundings and as long as you have all of these including the proper illumination, your parking lot is a very safe place to be. You need to make sure that your perimeter security is under strict supervision so that nobody can pass through it most especially the burglars who are aiming to go to the offices and condos to get some valuables.
However, this perimeter security is not enough insurance that crime will not happen in your property. Since employers and real state developers are responsible for the people coming in and out of their building including the employees and the customers, there is a very big possibility that they will be sued in case some unfortunate event will happen in their property since this could be an indication that the property is lacking of perimeter security. The lawsuits are often about the lack of surveillance and response and lack of sufficient lighting that is why owners should make sure to get rid of these reasons so that they will be able to avoid the expensive fees of the lawyers.
Always bear in mind that no matter what the price is, as long as the place is secured, customers will always go for it so be sure to pay for your cameras, your security guards, barrier gates and all other security measures for you will surely be able to benefit from it in the long run.