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Retail Security: Dumpster Diver Detained

Posted by Rick Charney on September 23, 2019

Many consider dumpster diving to be a victimless crime, but in some locations it is illegal. In this video, our Stealth security operator saw an individual pull a truck up to a dumpster in the back of a Des Moines shopping center.

For the Best Retail Security, Consider Video Monitoring

Posted by Rick Charney on September 20, 2019

Organized retail crime (ORC) has reached an all-time high per the National Retail Federation's 14th annual Organized Retail Crime (ORC) study. ORC includes cargo theft, professional shoplifting, retail crime rings, and other organized crime in retail environments. More than 90…

5 Benefits of an Integrated Security System

Posted by Rick Charney on September 18, 2019

Most businesses know the value of systems integration. An integrated system allows all the business's apps and tools to seamlessly work together. It improves customer service, increases efficiencies, and boosts sales. This is also true of integrated security systems. Here's a…

Do You Have Loiterers on Your Commercial Property?

Posted by Rick Charney on September 13, 2019

There’s loitering and then there’s drunk loitering.

Roof Security Is More Critical Than You Think

Posted by Rick Charney on September 3, 2019

As a property manager or owner, you often think about securing the building, common areas, storefronts, alleys and parking areas. There is one area that many overlook and it can be an expensive problem. What is it? Roof security. The roof is where your expensive HVAC system and…

What Can You Do About Vandalism on Commercial Property?

Posted by Rick Charney on August 29, 2019

"The high rate of vandalism in Europe and the United States has produced negative effects such as immense financial losses, destruction of priceless art works, reduced public services, and growth of general mistrust," writes Stanley Cohen in "Psychological Analysis of…

Retail Security: Storefront Snackers Sent to Jail

Posted by Rick Charney on August 20, 2019

Crime in retail spaces is nothing new. For the property owner and manager, it is a big priority.

Your Business Could Be Responsible for Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on August 14, 2019

Here's a cautionary tale that can happen to any business. Legal action forced one Dallas business to shut down. The owner and managers of that business did not commit a crime. They did not sell drugs, commit robberies, or run a prostitution ring. Rather, their business became…