Negligent security occurs when a residential or business owner or manager doesn’t take reasonable precautions to safeguard their visitors, guests, customers, or associates.
What is Negligent Security Under Florida Law?
Inadequate security claims in Florida arise when a property owner, security company, business establishment, or transportation service fails to undertake reasonable precautions to protect others from violent or dangerous acts. Property owners have a duty of care to provide adequate security measures to people invited to their property. These are a few basic security measures that property owners should have:
- Restricted access
- Functional locks on rooms and exterior doors
- Security cameras and alarms
- Security guards
- Proper lighting
- Fencing or gates
If adequate security measures or devices are not in place, victims of assault, robbery, or any other criminal activity may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.