A deadly shooting outside an Albuquerque laundromat tragically claimed the life of Cody Fair Saturday, April 14, 2018, per KRQE reports.
The incident underscores the critical need for all parking lot and laundromat owners to provide a safe and secure premises for their patrons.
Industry experts with Coinomatic urge laundromat owners to take a proactive approach to customer and employee safety by:
- Communicating with local law enforcement and business owners and monitoring crime mapping sites
- Installing surveillance cameras and alarm systems
- Keeping windows unobstructed and premises (inside and out) brightly lit
- Implementing a credit card or smart card laundry vending system to reduce cash flow on property
- Providing employees workplace violence training
Patron Rights and Property Owner Responsibility
Parking lot and laundromat patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. By law, property owners have a duty to protect patrons from any foreseeable harm.
Laundromat owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures, such as those outlined above, to protect patrons and reduce property violence, injuries and deaths.