Mid Valley beefs up security
KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Mid Valley Megamall, in an effort to help improve security in its car park following a recent robbery there, has installed “panic” or “help” buttons on selected marked pillars.
A company spokesman said in a statement immediate assistance can be rendered when the panic button is pressed.
She said the shopping mall also has a 24-hour security escort service, which is extended to customers for the collection of their vehicles.
This service is available at security counters in car park lobbies located at Zone A, P1 and Zone B, P2 or via the information counters and security hotline.
The shopping mall’s security control room operates 24 hours and can be reached via telephone at 03–2938 3244 for Mid Valley City Megamall and 03–2289 8777 for The Gardens Mall.
The spokeswoman said the shopping mall has more than 200 CCTV cameras in its car park and related areas and more than 2,000 CCTV cameras within the entire development of Mid Valley City itself.
She said additional CCTV cameras were being installed to further enhance surveillance coverage.
“We have also stepped up the security in the car park by deploying additional personnel at strategic points and increased frequency of patrolling.
“Pertaining to the recent incident at IGB Annexe Lobby, Level 4, the suspect identified through CCTV footage is currently in police custody for further investigations.
“The management is extending its full cooperation to the authorities with regard to the incident,” she added.
Meanwhile, Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang urged the management of shopping complexes to beef up security to deter lone women from being the target of criminals in a car park.
Phang noted that criminals seemed to become aggressive and out of control when their intended victim is a woman.
He said there were instances where women who were victims of a robbery would also be injured or even killed.
“They’re easy targets,” he told reporters here, today.
He said shopping complexes should mount more CCTV cameras to monitor every level of a car park to make it easier for the authorities to catch culprits.
Phang advised women to adopt preventive measures, such as walking in a group and avoid displaying jewellery or other expensive items when alone. — Bernama