Video Monitoring

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…

How Do Audio Warnings Deter Unwanted Activity?

Posted by Rick Charney on November 12, 2018

The last thing a criminal wants, besides getting caught, is to attract attention. That’s why audio warnings are an effective method for deterring unwanted activity. Not only do audio warnings highlight a situation, they let intruders know they are being watched. The earlier…

Alternative Solution for a Security Guard Service

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on November 12, 2018

Commercial and residential property managers have an obligation to maintain a safe environment and keep tenants and visitors free from injuries and dangerous conditions. Traditionally, many have sought out a security guard service to help protect their properties, but there are…

Construction Industry Trends for 2019

Posted by Steve Mansell on November 9, 2018

The construction industry is typically slow to adopt new technology. That, however, may change in 2019 due to several trends growing in popularity, including augmented reality, robotics, drones and building information modeling. Augmented reality gives users the opportunity to…

The Importance of Preparing for Holiday Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on November 8, 2018

The end of Halloween signals the beginning of the holiday season. Shopping centers, mixed-used properties and other types of retail businesses will be bustling with events, shoppers and unfortunately, criminals. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) released its list of…

What is Property Damage Liability and Who is Responsible?

Posted by Rick Charney on October 1, 2018

The term property damage liability is batted around a lot in the insurance industry, but what exactly is it? Put simply, if you are the cause of an accident, whether you hit a gate, a building or another vehicle, your property damage liability coverage will pay for it.…

What are the Benefits of a Customized Apartment Security System?

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on October 1, 2018

As an apartment manager or property owner, you know how important a customized apartment security system is in providing a safe living environment for your residents. There are, though, many added benefits to a service like this. Deterring criminal activity is perhaps the…

Toronto Police Will Stop Responding to Unverified Burglar Alarms

Posted by Rick Charney on September 28, 2018

A recent article in the Toronto Star reported that Toronto police will stop responding to burglar alarms unless there is evidence of actual criminal activity. The department performed an internal review, revealing that 97% of their calls in 2017 were false alarms. This change…