Shopping Centers

6 Tips to Help Keep Your Property Safe This Holiday Season

Posted by David Charney on December 7, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for criminals. While stores are brimming with activity, many non-retail businesses may be closed for a few days, so employees can celebrate the season with family. That means offices filled with furniture, computers, phones, TVs and other…

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…

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Posted by Blake Mitchell on November 14, 2018

For criminals to commit a crime, they must have the desire, the ability and the opportunity to do it. In an effort to minimize the threat, many law enforcement agencies promote the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED means designing the…

The New Stealth Monitoring

Posted by Blake Mitchell on November 12, 2018

In November 2016, Stealth Monitoring merged with UCIT Online. Since then, we have grown to become North America’s largest independent provider of video security technology solutions. As a result, Stealth has expanded its service offerings and reach for many commercial verticals…

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…

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…