Ride-sharing changes the way people get from place to place, especially for busy venues or nights out on the town. But is ride-sharing safe? Passengers recently shot a driver in Mission Bend in Houston. They then carjacked his car. Drivers have also reported being assaulted, spit on and verbally abused. Passengers have reported incidents of...
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Dining out is a relaxing experience, but it can be dangerous for those working in this industry. The hours are late, and the patrons can be unpredictable. Any business that is open to the public runs the risk of crime. Restaurant security should be an important concern for owners, managers and employees. In addition, restaurants...
Are you one of the 11 million Americans renting a storage unit? While storage units are a useful way to declutter your home and store items while you move, they are becoming a popular target for theft. Thieves often target storage facilities because they provide them easy access to hundreds of items in one location....
With the many recent stories package theft, potential home invasions and break-ins at homes still under construction after Hurricane Harvey, the ability to capture what’s going on at your front door is more important than ever. A cost effective and easy to use way to grab that activity is the video doorbell. Why a Video...
Joe was completely caught off guard on a Tuesday morning to discover the wheels on his SUV had been stolen. The vehicle was up on blocks in the driveway. Unfortunately, theft of wheels is becoming more common. Groups of criminals band together to get it done quickly under the cover of night. Replacing the wheels...
Remember the Garage! You have done your due diligence, comparison shopped for a security system and as a result, are ready to move forward to protect your home and family. You are confident that you have everything planned that you will need. But what about the often forgotten extension of your home – the garage?...
According to the FBI UCS Annual Crime Reports (as published on disastercenter.com), property crimes and burglaries in Texas have been declining since 2010. Of concern on the same report is that violent crimes have actually increased each year over year since 2011. While protecting your home and belongings is a concern, more important is protecting your...
A security system is one of those things that you hope you never have to use but are so thankful for if you do. One lesser known feature of your alarm is the panic button. Under normal circumstances, if you have a monitored system, when your alarm is set, a breach will: set off the...
The Plea for Help Whether it is at the gas station, outside a restaurant or store or just in the street, most people have been approached by a distressed stranger with a hard luck story asking for help. Sometimes the young woman has locked her keys in the car with her purse inside. Once the...
It’s estimated that 60% of residential burglaries occur during the daytime hours when homes are unoccupied. Of course, it’s impossible to occupy your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nor would you want to. Most of us must leave our homes during the day for work and for longer stretches of time...