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4 Unexpected Benefits of Surveillance Systems for Solar Farms

4 Unexpected Benefits of Surveillance Systems for Solar Farms

By Carlos Hazbun | Substation Security, Surveillance, Video Surveillance | No Comments

4 Unexpected Benefits of Surveillance Systems for Solar Farms "Solar theft" is a problem that needs addressing on solar farms in the United States and around the world. These panels, while prices are falling, are still extremely valuable and a high priority target for criminals who want an easy sell on the black market. And [...] More
Tips To Prevent Problems with Disgruntled Ex-Employees

Tips To Prevent Problems with Disgruntled Ex-Employees

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security, Retail Security, Security, Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Best Practices to Prevent Problems with Disgruntled Ex-Employees Disgruntled ex-employees pose a serious risk to your business. Why? Because even though you've shown them the door and terminated their contracts, some still have access to corporate systems. Others are willing to cause public spectacles or damage property to recoup what they believe they're "owed". Here [...] More
Weaknesses, Burglars and Security Surveillance

Weaknesses, Burglars and Security Surveillance

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

Four Weaknesses Burglars Love and How Security Surveillance Can Help What attracts burglars to your property? Ease of access and the potential to enter, steal and escape undetected. It makes sense since most criminals aren't looking to commit the heist of the century; they're hoping to get in, grab what they can and get out [...] More
Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wireless Camera in Extreme Conditions

Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wireless Camera in Extreme Conditions

By Carlos Hazbun | Cameras, PTZ, Security, Surveillance, Thermal Cameras | No Comments

Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wireless Camera in Extreme Conditions Security cameras improve commercial property protection. According to the Electronic Security Association (ESA), almost 60 percent of criminals consider the presence of cameras when selecting a target, and over 40 percent will choose other targets if they know they're being watched. This is good news for businesses, [...] More
Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them

Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Buildings, Commercial Security, Monitoring, Retail Security, Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them Retailers facing a mix of increasing inventory theft and declining enforcement actions are coming to rely more on retail theft prevention devices to stem their losses. U.S. retailers experience an average shrink rate of 1.44 percent, which cost the economy $48.9 billion in 2016, according to [...] More
Johnson’s Criteria for Thermal Camera Performance

Johnson’s Criteria for Thermal Camera Performance

By Carlos Hazbun | Surveillance, Thermal Cameras | No Comments

The Use of Johnson's Criteria for Thermal Camera Performance For over half a century, Johnson’s criteria — named for Army scientist John Johnson — have been used to evaluate the performance of visual tasks by users of night vision systems. Today, while others have improved on Johnson’s original criteria, they remain important for optimizing thermal camera setup. If your [...] More
3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance

3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance

By Carlos Hazbun | Cameras, CCTV, Surveillance, Video Surveillance | No Comments

3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance After five homes in San Ramon, California, were shot by a flare gun fired from a passing vehicle, police turned to homeowners’ video surveillance cameras for help. Several homeowners in the area were registered with the city’s Citizen’s View home security camera system registry, whose members have volunteered to [...] More
What Construction Companies Should Look for in a Surveillance Monitoring Service

What Construction Companies Should Look for in a Surveillance Monitoring Service

By Carlos Hazbun | Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security, Monitoring, Security, Surveillance, Video Surveillance | No Comments

What Construction Companies Should Look for in a Surveillance Monitoring Service Construction theft and vandalism are often called the "billion dollar crime" because the industry loses roughly $1 billion per year on loss prevention. Criminals know that job sites offer a lot of potential gain in equipment and resources and therefore target them often. But [...] More
3 Ways Video Surveillance Increase Customer Safety

3 Ways Video Surveillance Increase Customer Safety

By Carlos Hazbun | Property Management, Surveillance, Video Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

3 Ways Video Surveillance Systems Increase Customer Safety If you’re a commercial retail property manager, when customers in your rental properties don’t feel safe, renting out your properties is harder and less profitable. As crime goes up, rental prices go down, RentHop data shows. Burglary and robbery have the highest impact on lowering property values, more so [...] More
Types of Construction Site Theft & How to Prevent Them

Types of Construction Site Theft & How to Prevent Them

By Carlos Hazbun | Construction Site Security, Copper Theft, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

Types of Construction Site Theft and How to Prevent Them Construction site theft is big business, estimates of the cost of theft of construction equipment vary from about $300 million to $1 billion, 
with most estimates in the range of $400 million, according to the National Equipment Register's 2016 Theft Report. Targets of theft range [...] More