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How Can You Keep People from Living in Your Self-Storage Units?

Posted by David Charney on January 16, 2019

As a self-storage operator, or any commercial property owner for that matter, you will deal with illegal activities at some point. Your property can be a target for crime, whether it’s trespassers, vandals or thieves. Then there are extreme cases like this one: a body was found…

Stealth Monitoring Presents $10K Check to Toronto-Area Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Blake Mitchell on January 15, 2019

For 10 years Sidney Sommer, Founder/Managing Director at Stealth Monitoring, has been an advocate for Habitat for Humanity. Founded in 1976 in Americus, Georgia, Habitat provides a unique homeownership program, in which families help build their own homes alongside volunteers…

Okanagan Construction Site Thefts on The Rise

Posted by Steve Mansell on January 14, 2019

Construction sites in Okanagan, BC are being targeted for heavy equipment, as well as the trailers needed to transport the equipment. Thieves took a mini excavator, a piece of equipment generally worth a lot of money, in broad daylight from a site in Kelowna, in the Okanagan…

Auto Dealership Security: Car Parts are Big Business

Posted by Norm Charney on January 11, 2019

In 2017, a motor vehicle theft was reported every 40 seconds in the U.S. That number was up by 4% from the previous year, according to data from the FBI. Savvy thieves are getting smarter with their tactics. Gone are the days of hot-wiring. Today’s criminals use smart keys,…

Is Winter Weather Impacting C-TPAT Inspections at Your Distribution Center?

Posted by Sean Murphy on January 9, 2019

In response to the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2011, the Customs and Border Protection agency challenged the trade community to partner with the government and design a program that would improve supply chain security and keep the country safe. The result is the…

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Multi-Family Residential Industry

Posted by Blake Mitchell on January 7, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI). It’s what makes it possible for machines to perform human-like tasks. AI utilizes technologies to program and train computers to process large amounts of data and then recognize the patterns of the data. If you’ve ever used Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s…

How Will Self-Driving Trucks Impact Logistics and Distribution Facilities?

Posted by Sean Murphy on January 4, 2019

Trucking in the U.S. is a $700 billion industry. Even though there are more than three million truck drivers, there is still a shortage, which is delaying some shipments and putting a crimp in the logistics grid. One way the industry is trying to combat these problems…

Car Catches Fire in the Middle of an Apartment Parking Lot

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on January 2, 2019

Parking lot safety is always a concern for apartment residents and property managers. Loiterers, vandals and other unwanted visitors could be lurking behind cars, waiting to make their move on innocent people. Sometimes even more unexpected activity can occur. In a previous…