Crime Prevention

Crime on the Rise in Dallas

Posted by Amy Hite on July 28, 2015

The Dallas Police Department has seen an increase in crime this year. Crime on the rise could be explained by the numbers catching up with population growth in Dallas during the last few years. The biggest jump in Dallas has been a nearly 13 percent increase in robberies,…

A First Line of Defense Surveillance

Posted by David Charney by Sean Murphy on July 27, 2015

It was late at night and darkness covered the city. Hiding in the shadows were bandits, waiting for the opportunity to fulfill their devilish schemes. Late into the night, when the chance had finally arrived, they broke into a Publishing Company and ruthlessly snatched…

Video Cameras In Crime Prevention

Posted by Amy Hite on July 15, 2015

In an interesting campaign to engineer new ways to deter crime, a study reveals that "being watched with eyes" plays a psychological role in honest behavior and crime prevention. In an article on how photos of eyes can deter crime, "Studies that record the activity of single…

Student Housing Theft Statistics

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on June 23, 2015

Almost 600 miles north and roughly 1,800 miles northeast from New Mexico are the sites of robberies in student housing facilities. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been the scene of several thefts of change and small items by a thief known as the "Pillowcase Bandit".…

Video Cameras Alone Do Not Prevent Theft

Posted by Norm Charney on June 11, 2015

If no one is monitoring your surveillance system, your camera might as well be a piece of furniture. There is a dealership in Corpus Christi that lost 5 cars to thieves last New Year's Eve and they still have not recovered the vehicles. The surveillance system was able to…

Copper Theft - A Billion Dollar Criminal Industry

Posted by Amy Hite on March 16, 2015

Did you know that since 2009 the theft of precious and semi-precious metals has been steadily on the rise? The metal being targeted the most is copper. Copper has many uses in and around facilities, with pure copper making up the majority of electrical wiring all around the…

Copper Theft at Shopping Center and Industrial Complexes

Posted by Amy Hite on March 1, 2015

Scrap yards are paying high prices for copper these days, which is why copper theft is on the rise. One of the areas frequently targeted by copper thieves is shopping centers and industrial complexes, as these buildings contain a great deal of copper that is also very easy to…

Prevent Copper Theft With Proper Security

Posted by Amy Hite on February 17, 2015

When people think of metals, most likely their thoughts would be gold, silver, or platinum. But it is copper theft that's been on the rise. Why Copper Theft? Copper is used in everything, from wiring and electronics to the manufacture of hundreds of different goods. In 2012 the…