Summer Retail Thieves

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

As the weather gets nicer, retail shops will often leave their windows and doors open and leave merchandise outside to provide an open air shopping experience for customers. But did you know that employee theft and shoplifting in the United States costs businesses more than $50 billion a year? Statistics also show that shoplifting increases in the summer because kids are out of school and often looking for something to do which sometimes equates to getting into trouble. It’s not just young people who are shoplifting, however. Shoplifting can happen to anyone, by anyone, often by people just looking for a thrill or maybe because they are desperate. Sadly, a vast number of shops lose thousands upon thousands of dollars (if not more) a year from shoplifters alone. Putting your merchandise outside or even leaving your door open is a welcome invitation to thieves. Especially when stores are more crowded and there are a lot of people around, it’s hard … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Four Ways to Increase Commercial Security

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

Keeping a commercial building fully protected against security threats can be challenging, but it is well worth the effort to prevent break-ins, vandalism, and other potential problems. Here are four strategies to incorporate into your security plan to protect your commercial property. Signage Security and warning signs are an excellent resource that can alert criminals to keep away from your property. Install signs near all openings and entrances to ensure your property is fully covered. Once you have the signs, make sure that you take care of them. If they get faded by the sun or outdoor elements, it’s time to replace them. Tattered decals and faded signs are indicative of a disengaged security provider or an outdated system. Lighting Outdoor lighting is a big part of a comprehensive security strategy. With appropriate lighting, criminals will likely steer clear because they could easily be seen. Make sure that the corners of your commercial property are fully lit as well as … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Don’t mess with a Secure Pacific security system!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

Don’t mess with a Secure Pacific security system! The video verification specialist was monitoring early last Sunday morning when he received alarm signals from the gate of a Seattle construction site. He could see two guys walking through the yard and dispatched the local police. Two were arrested for trespassing. Check out the footage below!

Two Arrested on Saturday for Trespassing

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

The video verification specialist was monitoring on Saturday when she received alarm activations from different motion viewers at a Seattle construction site. She could see at least two people looking around and dispatched the Seattle Police. The specialist then alerted the emergency contacts. Two were arrested by police for trespassing. Check out the footage below!

One Arrested Yesterday Morning

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

The operator was monitoring yesterday morning when he received an alarm signal from the northwest corner of a construction site in Seattle. He could see a person on site and dispatched police as well as alerted the emergency contacts. One was arrested for trespassing. Check out the footage below!

One Apprehended Early Saturday Morning

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

At around three on the morning of April 11, the operator received alarm signals from the northwest corner of a transportation company in Spanaway and could see one person. The operator then dispatched the police and alerted the emergency contact. Police called back to say they had one in custody. Check out the brief footage below!

One Arrested Tuesday Morning

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

It was early in the morning when an operator in our Verification Center received alarm signals from the lobby of the non-profit organization in Tacoma. The operator could see a guy walking around the hallway checking interior doors. He then dispatched the Tacoma Police Department and notified the emergency contact. The customer stated that, “it took him 12 minutes to arrive on site and the bad guy was already in the back seat of the cop car.” One was taken into custody for trespassing. Check out the footage below!

Two Apprehended in Two Days

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

It was early Friday morning an operator received alarm signals from a Seattle construction site and could see a male on site in a jacket, dark pants, a backpack and was carrying a flashlight. She then dispatched the local police. The operator continued to receive alarms but could only see officers on site. She alerted the emergency contacts and contacted the police later to learn that they had found one person in the building and took him into custody. An operator was monitoring Sunday morning when she received an alarm signal from the gate of the same Seattle construction site that had had an apprehension just two days prior. The operator could see a person taking the camera down and going inside the building. She then dispatched the local police who confirmed they had one in custody for burglary. Check out the footage below and click to learn more about our construction site security systems!

Two Arrested Saturday Morning

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

The operator was in the Verification Center when she received alarm signals on two water tanks at a utilities company in Lake Stevens. She could see two people on site climbing one of the towers and dispatched the police. Two were arrested for trespassing.

One Arrested Early This Morning

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

An operator was monitoring early this morning when he received multiple activations at a construction site in Seattle. One was apprehended for trespassing. Check out the footage below!