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Commercial Burglaries Get Police Involved

Posted by Rick Charney on April 19, 2015

Business owners learned the value of real-time video monitoring the hard way in Albuquerque. A rash of commercial burglaries and thefts kept police busy with investigations after many incidents in one shopping area. But police said they were spread too thin to respond in…

Armed Robbery in Shopping Center

Posted by Rick Charney on April 13, 2015

Shopping malls and shopping centers need to make crime a priority. If customers feel intimidated or unsafe, they won't patronize any commercial area. Crime can happen anywhere, but parking areas of shopping centers--ramps and lots--are places where potential customers can feel…

Shopping Center Thefts in Houston and Columbus

Posted by Rick Charney on April 11, 2015

Shopping center thefts across the United States continue in shopping areas with insufficient monitoring. One example is a string of ongoing thefts in East Columbus. One of these break-ins occurred in one store located in the middle of the center. In fact, there were two such…

Shopping Center Needs to Step Up Violent Crime Prevention

Posted by David Charney by Rick Charney on April 10, 2015

A shopping center in Atlanta, GA, has been the target of numerous violent crimes, brutal carjackings and robberies. There have been a total of 6 carjackings and 1 mugging since 2013, and the community has finally had enough. The worst of the attacks occurred in June/July…

East Oakland Car Break-Ins Abound With Little Security

Posted by Rick Charney on March 11, 2015

One particular area with shopping centers in East Oakland is having trouble with car break-ins. In fact, apparently there’s been an average of one car burglary per day for the entire past year in one particular parking lot. The plight of the East Oakland area illustrates the…

Shopping Center Robberies Illustrate Need for Video Surveillance

Posted by Rick Charney on March 4, 2015

For consumers, a trip to the local shopping center typically carries no great risk. They might have to engage in a lengthy search for a parking spot. But unfortunately, as two incidents in two weeks in two separate communities illustrate, ownership groups and property managers…

Live Monitoring for Crime Prevention

Posted by Rick Charney on February 10, 2015

Closed circuit television is a technology that, when coupled with video cameras and live surveillance, has proven time and time again to reduce crime in major areas such as shopping centers as well as apartment and housing projects. For example, reports came out recently that…

Shopping Centers: The Effect of Video Cameras on Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on February 6, 2015

There are multiple studies that show how visible video cameras can have a positive effect on preventing crime happening near shopping centers, pharmacies, or other commercial properties. In one study conducted in Japan, a closed circuit TV system was installed in a major…