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Security Guards Can Be a Liability Risk

Posted by Amy Hite on February 11, 2015

While having security personnel on site can seem to be a positive step towards securing your business, many security guards are not trained, equipped, or legally prepared to take on many of the risks involved with apprehending criminals. As discovered at an Indiana state…

Live Monitoring for Crime Prevention

Posted by Rick Charney on February 10, 2015

Closed circuit television is a technology that, when coupled with video cameras and live surveillance, has proven time and time again to reduce crime in major areas such as shopping centers as well as apartment and housing projects. For example, reports came out recently that…

Real Time Monitoring for Small Towns

Posted by Amy Hite on February 9, 2015

Many things have changed in Shelly's small town over the years. She remembers days when she didn't know anyone or any business in town who didn't leave the front door unlocked. The small town has always been a wonderful place to raise children and community oriented with no…

Using Visible and Hidden Live Video Cameras To Deter and Reduce Crime

Posted by Amy Hite on February 9, 2015

Even though criminals are often thought of as being rather dim, almost all of them have learned a few key points of their "profession." One of these points is to make sure that there isn't enough evidence to link them to their crimes. They also pick up several ways of minimizing…

4 Reasons Live Proactive Monitoring Is a Smart Investment

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on February 9, 2015

Proactive monitoring is an important for multifamily apartment assets. Apartment complexes are a very attractive target for today's criminals and their victims. There’s also the large amount of car and foot traffic that increases the chances that criminals can get in and out…

Shopping Centers: The Effect of Video Cameras on Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on February 6, 2015

There are multiple studies that show how visible video cameras can have a positive effect on preventing crime happening near shopping centers, pharmacies, or other commercial properties.In one study conducted in Japan, a closed circuit TV system was installed in a major…

How Live Monitoring Could Have Helped Prevent a $10,000 Theft

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 5, 2015

Three and a half weeks after a $10,000 robbery that occurred in December, 2014 in Hillsboro, the police arrested a suspect. The suspect was arrested after closed circuit video footage was released to the public and area police, according to The Oregonian. The materials were…

Holiday Crimes at Portland Shopping Malls

Posted by Rick Charney on February 4, 2015

Seven of the largest malls in the Portland area were hit by over 400 crimes from November 28, 2013 to January 1, 2014 as reported by KATU, December 18, 2014. One center reported 113 crimes, which included four car prowls and seven hit and runs. Another center had a total 105…