Technological Solutions for Vandalism

If you’ve been looking for an effective way to combat vandalism on your property, keep reading! This article is designed to provide readers with information about how technology can help tackle yet another issue – one that’s been around since graffiti has.

Graffiti is an issue that most of us have dealt with at one point or another. While it’s a popular topic in the news, along with nightly news and pieces in the police blotters in local papers, graffiti is a problem that many of us are forced to deal with at some time or another.

Hopefully, the information contained below will help you decide whether or not a more high-tech solution might be right for you.

1) Anti-graffiti film

Anti-graffiti film has been around for at least 15 years, with varying degrees of success. This film is designed to be applied to buildings and property to create a graffiti-proof barrier against all of the spray paint, marker, and dry-erase marker types of graffiti that we’ve become so familiar with over the years. The film makes it easier and less expensive to remove graffiti.

2) High-frequency sound emitters

Using high-frequency sound, it is possible to deter those aged under 25 from loitering in an area. This has been successful in reducing instances of vandalism and antisocial behavior. 

  • Why does it affect those under 25? 

As we age, we all start to experience hearing loss. Typically, by the time someone reaches 25, they are no longer able to hear the high-frequency sound emitted by these devices.

  • Are these devices safe?

They are simple plastic devices that emit high-frequency sounds at 17KHz to a maximum of 103dB. The alarm doesn’t work by being loud or painful; it is simply annoying to those that can hear it. For more information, visit

3) Smart doorbells

Smart doorbells are a great way to deter vandalism, whether it be through loitering or the spray-paint type of graffiti. For example, some provide users with a live video feed of what’s happening at their door, along with two-way audio. With this in place, you can use any smartphone or tablet to see and hear what’s going on, as well as communicate with anyone at your door.

4) Wireless security cameras

One of the solutions that is becoming more widely used is using a wireless security camera. This can be installed anywhere within your property to deter those who would vandalize or break in. Surveillance cameras are also effective at catching people in the act of damaging your property.

5) Motion-detection lighting

Motion-detection lights give the impression that your property is active and well-tended. These can be used in conjunction with security cameras or smart doorbells to enhance deterrent value.

These systems are a great alternative to the large, bulky, and expensive metal doors that are often used for vandalism prevention. However, there are many systems out there with varying degrees of effectiveness. Hopefully, the information provided here can help you find the right system for your needs.