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What Happened to This Storage Facility Can Happen to You

Posted by David Charney on April 19, 2019

The Dallas Morning News reports on a storage facility incident in which the owner ended up with a huge bill. After the customer stopped paying for a storage unit, the owner discovered a mess. One that could lead to legal trouble. The Surprising Contents Found in the Storage…

Are You Making These Office Building Security Mistakes?

Posted by David Charney on April 17, 2019

You're only as strong as your weakest link. This is especially true in building security, an industry that is people-driven. We all know people make mistakes, but not all errors that affect your security management program have a human factor. Here are the five common office…

What You Need to Know About Access Control Systems

Posted by David Charney on January 30, 2019

In Inc., Gene Marks tells the story of how a disgruntled employee prevented his employer from accessing an email system and data for their entire database. He also supposedly erased the hard drive on his laptop. This is one of many stories of employees taking advantage of…

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…

Cannabis Market Expected to Dramatically Grow in the Next 10 Years

Posted by David Charney on December 17, 2018

The marijuana industry is growing like, you guessed it, a weed. While it remains illegal in the U.S. at a federal level, more states are legalizing it for widespread use. It’s becoming a true vertical that is attracting investments and new technologies. According to…

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…

Thieves Target Electronics at Fort Worth Homeless Shelter

Posted by David Charney on November 26, 2018

It’s the holiday season. A time for cheer, gift giving, parties and yes, even crime. Identity theft, home break-ins, online shopping scams and other crimes of opportunity tend to increase during the holidays. It seems no one is immune to it either, even a Fort Worth homeless…

A Vacant Building Can Be a Target for Criminal Activity

Posted by David Charney on August 1, 2018

According to Reuters, office vacancy in the U.S. is at an all-time high. During the first quarter of 2017, 41 out of 79 metropolitan areas surveyed reported an increase in vacancy. When a building sits empty for too long, it can mean big trouble for property managers. One of the…