Shopping Center & Retail

Shopping Center Trespasser Caught Throwing Stolen Items Over the Fence

Posted by Rick Charney on January 21, 2022

Shopping center owners and managers strive to minimize vandalism, loitering, dumpster diving and other unwanted behaviors that could devalue their property and decrease visitors to their bricks-and-mortar establishments. This month’s video shows how owners and managers rely on…

What Can You Do About the Growing Number of Smash-and-Grabs?

Posted by Rick Charney on January 19, 2022

The latest growing problem for retailers is smash-and-grab theft. This is a form of a burglary that involves smashing into a barrier like a door or breaking a window, grabbing anything of value, and quickly driving or running away. Often, the costs to repair the damage to the…

5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2022

Posted by Shawna Ivy on January 17, 2022

No doubt, everyone is tired of the crisis. But the reality is that it still requires adapting and doing things differently. It has hit the supply chain hard creating serious and expensive bottlenecks. It has affected employment as many people lost their jobs, which created…

Shopping Center Damage and Wire Theft

Posted by Rick Charney on December 23, 2021

Shopping center environments can provide many unique security-related challenges with two of the most common being: breaking-and-entering and copper wire theft. Thieves break in searching for various goods from retail stores while wire thieves are usually in pursuit of copper…

Car Show Participants Doing Burnouts in Shopping Center Parking Lot

Posted by Eric Nauta on December 9, 2021

The illegal activity of car side shows has picked up steam in recent months. The events are a type of car rally where people show off their vehicles and do burnouts and donuts. In this month’s video, one such event took place in a shopping center parking lot under our watch.…

Thief Breaks into a Shopping Center and Gets Arrested

Posted by Alex Godwin-Austen on November 12, 2021

Suspicious activity at shopping centers can make it seem unsafe to potential shoppers, who may choose other, perceivably safer places to spend their hard-earned money. Even after-hour activity can be a threat to the success of your retail location as information about a specific…

Halloween 2021 Could Have Gone Much Differently for Some with Stealth

Posted by Todd Brinkley on November 11, 2021

Another Halloween has come and gone. The brisk Fall air has extinguished brightly burning candles inside intricately carved jack-o-lanterns. Children’s stomachs (and apparently their parents, too, as parents steal 1/3 of their children’s Halloween candy) are filled with sugary…

What Is the Convergence of Physical Security and Cybersecurity and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Jason Penny on November 10, 2021

It's not your imagination. Cybercrime comes with a huge price tag and it's growing. Insights from IBM's Cost of a Data Breach Report says 2021 saw the highest average cost of a breach at $4.24 million. The annual cybercrime report from FBI reveals the FBI received 300,000…