Too often property owners mistakenly think they have nothing in their building a thief would want. This is particularly true when a building doesn’t have a tenant. Owners fail to realize the value of the materials used to build the structure. Wiring, pipes, heating and cooling equipment, and the like are worth more than you would think.
Across the county and in our communities, shrinking budgets have police departments facing deep cuts. This makes it more important than ever for the burglar alarm industry to recognize what false burglar alarms cost a community and take real action to reduce them.
According to the Center for Problem-oriented Policing, officers respond to more than 36 million alarm activations annually, at an estimated annual cost of $1.8 billion. As approximately 95-99 percent of these activations are false alarms, most of that $1.8 billion is wasted.
The risk to a home of a fire or flood is real, and the losses when either of these events occur can be devastating. Fortunately, some simple preventive measures can make a major difference in reducing your risk.
Brrrrr … the weather forecast this morning calls for snow above 1000 feet.
I know, right? I’m not ready either.
But ready or not, here winter comes. You can’t put off your facility’s cold weather preparation projects any longer. While you’re at it, add these items to your winterization “to do” list to help increase facility security. Your company and employees will benefit and you’ll enjoy a more peaceful winter season over the chilly winter months.
Hooray for winter! Last night’s blustery weather reminded me winter is just around the corner. Along with all the fun this time of year brings (visions of days spent shooshing down Mt. Hood dance through my head), come risks, too.
Due to the relative mild Pacific Northwest winters, we tend to be a bit lax when it comes to preparing for severe storms. However, we do usually get at least one serious arctic blast that brings our cities to a halt and put people, pets and property at risk.
Buck the trend and take action today. A little time dedicated to preparation now will make a big difference between enjoying a winter wonderland and suffering through a wicked weather event.
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