Cloud-Based Video Surveillance

While video monitoring providers have long been using aspects of cloud computing in their systems, surveillance industry professionals and analysts foresee an upcoming increased emphasis on cloud-based infrastructure. In its annual white paper on video surveillance trends for 2013, IMS…

Threat of Copper Theft as High as Ever

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), copper theft has accounted for a staggering 96 percent of all reported metal thefts in the past three years, 55 percent of which occurred on commercial property. In terms of location, Texas…

Commercial Tenants are Happier than Ever

Real estate research and consulting services provider Kingsley Associates reports that as of the end of 2012, commercial tenants are more satisfied now than ever with their properties. And this happiness is not confined to a single area of commercial…

Corinth Car Dealership Plagued by Theft

A Corinth, Texas, auto dealership has posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those persons responsible for the theft of several catalytic converters off the dealership lot. Catalytic converters are prime targets for theft…

When Metal Theft Goes Wrong

  Dallas Police have done an astounding job fighting metal theft and continue to improve their capabilities and intelligence, as portrayed by a recent news story in the Dallas Observer.   At 4:00 a.m., an officer with the Dallas Police…

Bank Robbery on the Decline

In the past decade, more and more bank robbers have traded in the protection of a black ski mask for the privacy of a computer screen. Data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows that while bank robberies nationwide…