Copper Theft on the Set of Anchorman 2

Photo by Hot Rod Homepage | Flickr.com   As demonstrated by last month’s theft on the set of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, not even all the power in Hollywood is enough to scare away copper thieves. Perpetrators broke into…

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Organized Crime Ring Targets Copper Theft

As the prices of base metals remain high, incidences of copper theft show no signs of slowing in Florida and nationwide. A number of recent thefts have been carried out by a highly organized crime ring.   The group, which…

IP vs. Analog Security Systems

It is common knowledge that security systems use cameras to transmit videos to televisions in order to monitor sites, but exactly how this is accomplished is less obvious.   Analog Systems   Traditionally, security systems operated using analog cameras, and…

A Brief History of Video Surveillance

The security industry as we now know it began with the implementation of alarm-based entry-detection sensors. Once tripped, the sensors would set off an alarm, and the surveillance company would subsequently alert the police to the potential threat. Typically, by…

NICB Report Shows Metal Theft on the Rise

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report at the beginning of the year that identified a staggering 81% increase in the number of metal theft insurance claims made since 2008. Driven by a rise in the cost of…