Security tower unveiled at Square One Mall
Simon Property Group, a large national mall company whose portfolio includes 14 malls in Massachusetts, said that it is deploying a mobile security observation tower that will visit its local malls as part of a crime-prevention effort.
According to Simon, this portable tower is the first of its kind to be used in New England. The tower is also adjustable; its maximum height is 21 feet, a Simon spokeswoman said.
"The tower is initially located at Square One Mall in Saugus, MA, beginning on June 30, and will be periodically relocated to other New England Simon malls," the company said in a press release. "In addition, the tower will be made available from time to time to law enforcement and other community organizations in the communities served by the malls as an extension of the partnership between the two."
In a statement, Simon regional senior vice president Ron Hanson said, “We are confident the mobile tower will be an effective crime deterrent and make our shoppers feel even more safe and comfortable while visiting our shopping centers.”
The deployment of the tower is part of a strategic alliance with AlliedBarton Security Services, Simon's release said.
Other Simon malls in Massachusetts include Burlington Mall, Northshore Mall in Peabody, and South Shore Plaza in Braintree.