Shopping Center & Retail

Why You Need Video Surveillance to Help Fight Organized Retail Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on January 13, 2020

A retail theft ring operated for almost a year before the Wilmette, Illinois police department finally captured the thieves per an ABC7 Chicago report. The police recovered an estimated $2 million worth of stolen products. It turns out the thieves would remove retailer…

An Attempted Break-In, A Smashed Window and an Arrest.

Posted by Rick Charney on December 17, 2019

With no one around to prevent damage and theft, properties that are not monitored can be vulnerable to after-hours break-ins.

Late-Night Loiterer's Plans Go up in Flames

Posted by Rick Charney on November 19, 2019

In this month’s video, a late-night loiterer ignites trouble at a California shopping center.

How to Beat the High Cost of Crime in San Francisco

Posted by Alex Godwin-Austen on November 15, 2019

San Francisco rates a two on the Neighborhood Scout Crime Analytics Crime Index. That's on a scale of 100 where 100 is safest. This means San Francisco, California, is safer than 2 percent of U.S. cities. The California city takes the No. 1 spot in U.S. property crime according…

6 Crime Prevention Tips That Can Help Secure Your Businesses

Posted by Rick Charney on November 7, 2019

The numbers say it all. Businesses are not doing enough in terms of crime prevention. For starters, CNBC says workplace crime costs U.S. companies $50 billion per year. It turns out that one-third of businesses fail because of workplace theft. Employee theft is also a problem as…

Retail Security: Trespasser Tackled by Police

Posted by Rick Charney on October 22, 2019

In this month’s video, an inebriated trespasser gets tackled by police.

An Effective Shopping Center Security Solution

Posted by Rick Charney on October 16, 2019

Drug deals happen everywhere, even in public, right under our cameras.

Here's How to Overcome the Top 4 Retail Security Problems

Posted by Rick Charney on October 14, 2019

Despite the advent of online shopping, communities still need retail centers. They remain a big contributor to the U.S. economy. One out of every six jobs is in retail, for a total of almost 35 million jobs per the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The report…