Crime Prevention

Challenges and Opportunities in Construction Industry 2021

Posted by Ryan Cox on July 20, 2021

Unlike other industries, the actual construction of a building can't be done remotely. The only things that can be done virtually are designing and revising a building's plans. Once those plans are approved, the work must be done in person even if part of it is prefabricated.…

Repeat Mail Thief Caught Red Handed

Posted by Brandon Koepnick on July 19, 2021

In the dark of night, trespassers, loiters and thieves can attempt to access multifamily residential properties. Planning the placement of video surveillance cameras to record activity in high-target areas, such as the mail center and security cages, can help deter loitering,…

It’s Time for GCAA Trade Show 2021: American Heroes. Meet Us There.

Posted by Stephanie Caudill on July 15, 2021

There’s no question the multifamily industry faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. From conducting virtual tours to the economic fallout that has made it harder for many residents to pay rent, property managers and owners have been forced to rethink their strategies. The…

Bombs Bursting in Air Gave Cargo Thieves Time for Crime

Posted by Sean Murphy on July 14, 2021

When a national holiday rolls around, one thing is certain: businesses close. In the cargo world, this means commodities, equipment, tools and other valuables are left alone and unattended by employees, leaving a wide-open door for thieves. Having just celebrated the Fourth of…

5 Trends in Physical Security Industry Worth Knowing About

Posted by Matthew Clark on July 13, 2021

The many recent hackings have caused companies to shift their focus, time and energy on cybersecurity. Sometimes to the detriment of physical security. The need for cybersecurity is not in question. No company wants to end up in the news or put their customers' information at…

8 Ways Property Managers Can Mitigate Risk

Posted by Shawna Ivy on July 12, 2021

Every day, property managers deal with risk. The bigger the portfolio, the greater the risk. When property management does not manage risk, they put their business could face potential lawsuits and large fines. In researching risk and mitigation for property managers, it often…

Parking Garage Altercation Leads to Arrest

Posted by Brandon Koepnick on July 9, 2021

Based on data collected from the FBI in 2019, the most recent year in which numbers are available, parking garages are the third most common place for assaults, abductions and homicides. The FBI considers parking garages to be “among the most dangerous” places.

Luxury Cars Stolen from New Jersey Car Dealership

Posted by Jeff Purtell on July 8, 2021

It was the night of May 17, 2021, when security cameras gleaned footage of brazen crooks who stole eight high-end, luxury vehicles from a Township of Irvington, New Jersey car dealership. After cutting the lock on the metal gate leading into the dealership with what appears to…