Several years ago a self-storage facility popped up about a half mile from my house. The two story building has rows of large windows on the wall that faces the road, which showcase the bright red doors of the interior storage rooms on the second floor.
After that I started being more observant whenever I passed the building. It's always fun to see what the 'guard' is up to. At night the corridor is brightly lit, and the figure really stands out. During the day it's less visible, but definitely there if you know what to look for. The cutout shows up in different areas on the floor. Sometimes there are two identical models, each looking over half of the area.
We live in a safe neighborhood, and I'm sure the building has a good traditional security and surveillance system in place. To the casual observer it also looks like the facility has a 24 hour lookout, too. And just the sight of a guard, real or not, is probably a enough to deter people who have the wrong idea.
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