Rick Charney

Chicago-Area Security Guard Killed by Responding Officers

Posted by Rick Charney on November 21, 2018

Many bars and clubs hire security guards to supervise the door, protect employees and valuable assets, manage crowd control, as well as handle other security-related duties. Because of the often-risky nature of their jobs, guards face hazards that differ from other workers. In…

How Do Audio Warnings Deter Unwanted Activity?

Posted by Rick Charney on November 12, 2018

The last thing a criminal wants, besides getting caught, is to attract attention. That’s why audio warnings are an effective method for deterring unwanted activity. Not only do audio warnings highlight a situation, they let intruders know they are being watched. The earlier…

The Importance of Preparing for Holiday Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on November 8, 2018

The end of Halloween signals the beginning of the holiday season. Shopping centers, mixed-used properties and other types of retail businesses will be bustling with events, shoppers and unfortunately, criminals. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) released its list of…

What is Property Damage Liability and Who is Responsible?

Posted by Rick Charney on October 1, 2018

The term property damage liability is batted around a lot in the insurance industry, but what exactly is it? Put simply, if you are the cause of an accident, whether you hit a gate, a building or another vehicle, your property damage liability coverage will pay for it.…

Toronto Police Will Stop Responding to Unverified Burglar Alarms

Posted by Rick Charney on September 28, 2018

A recent article in the Toronto Star reported that Toronto police will stop responding to burglar alarms unless there is evidence of actual criminal activity. The department performed an internal review, revealing that 97% of their calls in 2017 were false alarms. This change…

We Put an End to Unwanted Activity Behind a Shopping Center

Posted by Rick Charney on September 24, 2018

Catch of the Month: We Put an End to Unwanted Activity Behind a Shopping Center Read the full newsletter Video surveillance technology is changing and growing every day, paving the way for new solutions and improved performances. From video analytics and machine learning to IoT…

Capture Powerful New Data with Video Surveillance and Computer Vision Analytics

Posted by Rick Charney on August 15, 2018

Video surveillance and computer vision analytics can do a lot more than simply catch criminals. They have the capability to help you capture powerful data about your business to allow you to make more informed decisions. For example, do you know the exact number of people who…

Dumpster Diving: A Growing Trend and an Increasing Nuisance

Posted by Rick Charney on July 30, 2018

As evidenced by the influx of blogs, Reddit threads and Discord chats, dumpster diving has been gaining massive popularity and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. It’s so trendy, in fact, that some websites are even posting tips for would-be urban foragers. Dumpster Diver Dan …