Shopping Center & Retail

Retail Security: Storefront Snackers Sent to Jail

Posted by Rick Charney on August 20, 2019

Crime in retail spaces is nothing new. For the property owner and manager, it is a big priority.

Why You Need to Worry about Loitering

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 19, 2019

Many municipalities have laws against camping on public property. As a result, it drives people to private commercial properties. A vagrant loitering on commercial properties is bad for business. Unwelcome people who hang around your commercial property — whether it's a shopping…

Your Business Could Be Responsible for Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on August 14, 2019

Here's a cautionary tale that can happen to any business. Legal action forced one Dallas business to shut down. The owner and managers of that business did not commit a crime. They did not sell drugs, commit robberies, or run a prostitution ring. Rather, their business became…

This Is What You Need to Do to Reduce Liability

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 12, 2019

Businesses may not worry about liability because they think insurance will take care of it. However, general liability insurance doesn't always cover it. Liability can greatly affect companies in many ways. Even if the insurance company approves of a claim, it can take a while.…

What You Need to Know About Trespassing

Posted by Rick Charney on August 9, 2019

Trespassing is unlawful and expensive for businesses. Property owners and managers constantly need to find ways to grow revenue, keep tenants happy, and uphold the brand's reputation. How you manage trespassing can greatly affect the bottom-line. The good news is that you can do…

Are Security Guards or Live Video Monitoring Better?

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 7, 2019

Would it surprise you that security guards outnumber sworn, trained law enforcement officers? National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund says more than 900,000 people work as a law enforcement officer in the U.S. There are more than one million security guards employed in the U.S.…

Infographic: Security Guards May Not Be Your Most Effective Security Solution.

Posted by Blake Mitchell on August 7, 2019

The statistics are staggering. There are more than one million security guards in the U.S. Many have criminal records, and most receive inadequate training. Yet multifamily residential communities, office buildings, shopping centers and other commercial properties continue to…

What Can We Do About Parking Lot Security?

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on August 5, 2019

Many businesses and properties with parking lots have a real problem. More than 1 in 10 property crimes occur in parking lots or garages per the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Moreover, they were the No. 3 location for violent crime in 2017 as reported by the FBI Crime Data…