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Toronto Crane Climber’s Potentially Fatal Climb Leads to Guilty Sentencing

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 14, 2018

There has been a huge increase in crane climbing in last few years. This can be heavily attributed to social media. Adrenaline-fueled enthusiasts scale cranes and once they reach the top, they take a selfie to post on popular websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Reddit. Not…

Wildfires Heavily Impact California Apartments

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 12, 2018

2018 has been the most destructive wildfire season in California on record. The devastating California wildfires have destroyed tens of thousands of private homes and hundreds of commercial structures, displacing residents across the state. As of November 19, more than 90 people…

Construction Trends: Resilient Construction Designs and Increased Costs

Posted by Steve Mansell on December 10, 2018

Experts predict there will be a 6% construction growth in the southern region of the United States. Texas is forecasted to have the strongest growth at 10%. Construction trends in the Lone Star State fall under several headings, but this article will focus on two – resilient…

Dangerous Loiterer Pulled Gun on Residents at Senior Living Apartment Complex

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on December 5, 2018

Loitering is often the precursor to more menacing criminal activities. In some cases, it may put your tenants and visitors in danger. Residents at a Madison, Wisconsin senior living apartment complex faced an armed individual with a warrant for his arrest. A 60-year-old…

Thieves Target Electronics at Fort Worth Homeless Shelter

Posted by David Charney on November 26, 2018

It’s the holiday season. A time for cheer, gift giving, parties and yes, even crime. Identity theft, home break-ins, online shopping scams and other crimes of opportunity tend to increase during the holidays. It seems no one is immune to it either, even a Fort Worth homeless…

Chicago-Area Security Guard Killed by Responding Officers

Posted by Rick Charney on November 21, 2018

Many bars and clubs hire security guards to supervise the door, protect employees and valuable assets, manage crowd control, as well as handle other security-related duties. Because of the often-risky nature of their jobs, guards face hazards that differ from other workers. In…

The Benefits of Proactive Video Monitoring for Commercial Properties

Posted on November 19, 2018

As the owner or manager of a commercial property, at some point, you will consider a security system to help protect your tenants, staff and property. Video surveillance systems can be divided into two categories: proactive and reactive. The difference can mean deterring a crime…

Live Video Surveillance Can Help Prevent Apartment Car Thefts

Posted on November 16, 2018

Does your property experience apartment car thefts? If so, you’re not alone. Thieves often target multifamily residential parking lots and parking garages across the United States and Canada. One city in particular has experienced its fair share of burglary problems. A few…