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Remote Video Monitoring vs Mobile Security Patrol: A Side-By-Side Comparison

Posted by Steve Mansell on August 9, 2018

It is common for construction and renovation sites to employ a mobile patrol service to keep its community safe. These patrols will visit a property at random or scheduled times to carry out whatever tasks are designated by the client. This could be driving or walking around the…

Canadian Crime Statistics Show Crime Severity and Increase in Gun Crime

Posted by Steve Mansell on August 7, 2018

A change in Canadian crime statistics means residents, property management and law enforcement should proactively adapt. The data is based on the quantity and severity of the crimes reported to police, which totaled nearly three million in 2017. Prairie cities remain at the top…

U.S. Construction Spending in The Biggest Decline in Over Five Years

Posted by Steve Mansell on August 3, 2018

According to the Associated Press, construction spending decreased by 1.1% in June, the biggest decline in over a year. Government spending on construction projects also fell, dropping 3.5%. Broken down even further, government spending for school construction decreased by…

Apartment Construction Site Fires Plague California Bay Area 

Posted by Chris O' Rourke by Steve Mansell on August 2, 2018

Apartment Construction Site Fires Plague California Bay Area The City of Oakland, California is offering a $300,000 reward for information about a string of apartment construction site fires in the area. There’s a similar pattern to the fires that leads investigators to believe…

Construction Accidents Can Be Minimized With Proper Planning

Posted by Steve Mansell on August 2, 2018

Construction accidents are an unfortunate occurrence. According to the United States Department of Labor, there were more than 14 deaths every day at construction sites in 2016! This correlates with the most frequently-cited OSHA violation – falls. Construction sites have been…

Is Dumpster Diving a Problem at Construction Sites?

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 26, 2018

In the last decade, dumpster diving has emerged as a popular hobby for enthusiasts. Many boast about their finds on forums, in videos and social media posts. To put things into perspective, there are nearly 60,000 subscribers in the dumpster diving subreddit. These foragers…

Construction Equipment Advancements – Robot Lays Bricks in Alabama

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 19, 2018

When you think of construction equipment, what comes to mind? Bulldozers? Cherry pickers? Maybe even excavators? What about robots? If that wasn’t one of your answers, it may be soon. Auburn University in Alabama showcased a new robot at the construction site of their new…

Construction Theft Ring Steals More Than $765,000 in Equipment and Materials

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 17, 2018

A Texas crime ring comprised of 18 people is believed to have located, stolen, stored and transported more than $750,000 of construction equipment and materials. According to Spectrum News, they took electronics, tires, power grade washers, vehicles and other types of equipment.…