Crime Prevention

Copper Theft Insurance Claims in Ohio

Posted by Amy Hite on September 21, 2015

Ohio leads the country in copper theft insurance claims, as well as other metals, according to a report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Ohio reported over 4400 insurance claims for metal theft from homes and businesses from 2012 through 2014, with most of the…

Thieves Targeting Self-Storage Facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted by David Charney on September 16, 2015

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska had a busy year responding to thieves targeting self-storage facilities. They responded to thirty or so attempted break-ins at the facilities. The thieves targeting self-storage facilities were at least five different businesses across the city.…

Remote Virtual Video Surveillance for Security Guards

Posted by Amy Hite on August 20, 2015

If you own an industrial property or office building, demonstrating that you're proactively keeping your property safe from crime can help you attract tenants. Virtual video surveillance for security guards to supplement or reduce your guards is a critical safety step and key…

False Alarms Delayed Police Dispatch in Spokane, WA

Posted by Amy Hite on August 19, 2015

Spokane, Washington's false alarm ordinance has come under scrutiny following recent crime events that were met with delayed response because the alarm owner was delinquent in paying previous false alarm fees. The ordinance called the False Alarm Reduction Program was enacted in…

Verified Alarm Response

Posted by Amy Hite on August 18, 2015

For many in the alarm industry a verified alarm simply prevents a needless dispatch to a false alarm. The term generates confusion between groups because of what they actually seek to verify — a crime or a false alarm. The same term is used in two different ways; sometimes…

Live Monitoring: Proactive Protection Against Active Shooter Threat

Posted by Amy Hite on August 1, 2015

When thinking of security for private-sector facilities such as office buildings, industrial complexes, car dealerships, retail centers, etc., anti-theft measures have historically been the primary consideration. Increasingly, however, security professionals, business owners and…

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…