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Video - Sprinkler Man Building Trespasser Escorted by Police

Posted by Rick Charney on July 24, 2015

Watch: Stealth Monitoring operators observe an individual loitering utilizing the sprinkler system to bathe. The police are dispatched after the building trespasser ignored the audible warning that was activated. After communicating with the man, the police escort him off the…

Chicago Police Break Up Smash and Grab Burglary Ring

Posted by Rick Charney on July 23, 2015

A group of thieves, all members of the same South Side smash and grab burglary gang, are finally either under arrest, or being sought by police armed with arrest warrants, after committing a string of at least forty burglaries in the Midwest this past year. The well-organized…

Nearly 30 Smash and Grab Burglaries hit Denver

Posted by Rick Charney on July 16, 2015

A spate of smash and grab burglaries in the last couple of months hit West Denver businesses hard. The targeted businesses included shopping center cell phone stores, convenience stores, and primarily, restaurants. The gang also stole several vehicles. The thieves removed cash…

Prevent Arson at Commercial Properties

Posted by David Charney by Rick Charney on July 4, 2015

A recent incident in Jackson, Wyoming highlights the challenge in preventing arson at commercial properties. A criminal investigation is underway into a fire that heavily damaged six businesses in a strip mall building. The fire occurred about 2 a.m. on a dark Sunday in a…

Deter Crime Before It Happens

Posted by Rick Charney on July 3, 2015

As the incidence of major crime continues to rise in shopping centers across America, it is common to read headlines like these, pulled from the news: "At Least 3 Dead in Shooting at Mall in Columbia, Md., Police Say" and "Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing at Ridgmar Mall". In…

Strip Mall Vandalism Closes Business for 10 days

Posted by Rick Charney on July 2, 2015

It was only after heavy rains caused extensive roof leakage in April that the business owners and strip mall owners learned that someone had cut slits in the rubber that lined the building's roof. Of course, by then the damage had been done and the resultant water damage from…

Interior Video Surveillance Did Not Stop Intruder

Posted by Rick Charney on July 1, 2015

"Almost" isn't good enough when it comes to apprehending intruders. When your interior video surveillance is only recording, you can't stop an intruder. Even worse, criminals who invade your business often have already damage it by the time your cameras see them. "Seeing without…

Dallas Police Investigate 48th 2015 Attempted Smash and Grab ATM Theft

Posted by Rick Charney on June 30, 2015

Dallas police are searching for the people who tried to steal an ATM from a grocery store at a shopping center Tuesday morning, June 23, 2015. Three people used a champagne-colored 1993 Chevrolet extended-cab pickup truck to crash into the front of the grocery store on the 10400…