Yorkdale's Million Dollar Security Boost
Yorkdale Shopping Centre is getting a major upgrade, with news that $3.4M (or the price of two pairs of jeans) is being invested in a new security surveillance system. Oxford Properties director of retail Anthony Casalanguida wants to make the mall “a very undesirable place for criminal activity.” Last year was a difficult year; one man was killed in a shooting and another sent to the hospital.
The new system includes complete 360-degree coverage, high-res images, and trained security officers monitoring live feeds 24/7. Yorkdale recently underwent a $220M expansion, growing to 1.6M SF of retail space.