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How Can I Help Prevent Crime in Parking Structures?

Posted by Blake Mitchell on December 13, 2018

According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), more than 11% of U.S. property crimes occur in parking garages and lots. In a span of four years, there were nearly 402,000 reported incidents of violent crimes in parking structures. How can property managers…

Wildfires Heavily Impact California Apartments

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 12, 2018

2018 has been the most destructive wildfire season in California on record. The devastating California wildfires have destroyed tens of thousands of private homes and hundreds of commercial structures, displacing residents across the state. As of November 19, more than 90 people…

Top Apartment Amenities for 2019

Posted by Blake Mitchell on December 10, 2018

Today’s renters are demanding more from their apartment buildings, making the need for property management companies to continue to innovate. So, what are the hottest trends for 2019? Services, especially ones that cater to convenience and social interaction. Washers and…

Construction Trends: Resilient Construction Designs and Increased Costs

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 10, 2018

Experts predict there will be a 6% construction growth in the southern region of the United States. Texas is forecasted to have the strongest growth at 10%. Construction trends in the Lone Star State fall under several headings, but this article will focus on two – resilient…

Stealth Monitoring Will Be Attending ICSC Texas Deal Making for 8th Consecutive Year

Posted by Blake Mitchell on December 10, 2018

Are you a shopping center owner or manager who is interested in reducing crime and unwanted activity at your property? Stealth Monitoring, North America’s largest independent provider of video security technology, will be showcasing our innovative solutions at the ICSC Texas…

6 Tips to Help Keep Your Property Safe This Holiday Season

Posted by David Charney on December 7, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for criminals. While stores are brimming with activity, many non-retail businesses may be closed for a few days, so employees can celebrate the season with family. That means offices filled with furniture, computers, phones, TVs and other…

Dangerous Loiterer Pulled Gun on Residents at Senior Living Apartment Complex

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 5, 2018

Loitering is often the precursor to more menacing criminal activities. In some cases, it may put your tenants and visitors in danger. Residents at a Madison, Wisconsin senior living apartment complex faced an armed individual with a warrant for his arrest. A 60-year-old…

How Big Data Can Revolutionize the Construction Industry

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 3, 2018

Big data. This relatively new term is tossed around a lot in the business world but what does it mean? Big data describes the large amount of information flooding companies every day, as well as the powerful computing systems needed to process it. As technology evolves,…