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The Best Way to Prevent Theft at Your Trucking Transportation Site

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 1/16/18 8:00 AM

Trucking companies understand the risk of theft they face. In 2016, hundreds of trailers loaded with cargo were stolen, with an average loss of over $200,000. Rings of cargo thieves seem to be using increasingly sophisticated tactics to pull off big jobs. With this threat ever-present, it is important for trucking companies to stay on top of the newest technology and strategies to protect their cargo.

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Topics: Trucking, Layered Security

LEADER OF THE PACK IN WINTER SECURITY

Posted by Jack DeMao on 1/10/18 6:11 PM

In the midst of other security system suffsnow5ering power outages and faults due to the extreme cold and heavy snowstorms, we’ve received numerous questions about how and why the Electric Guard Dog withstands the winter weather so well compared to competitors. While most know our system is solar-powered and therefore impervious to outages, there are some winter features you may not know about your trusted security partner and business’s best friend, Electric Guard Dog. We also have a few tips for maximizing “Sparky” in the snow.

A Husky on the Klondike

Electric Guard Dog’s construction is as robust as an alpha husky on the Klondike, tail wagging, and ready to hitch to the sled. There are no temperature limitations for Electric Guard Dog. The batteries are maintenance-free, and our solar panels are installed at angles so the snow will typically slide off. Finally, our system has a built-in 5 second delay that allows your security system to take a hit from a falling tree limb and not cause a zone fault.

If a loader or tractor trailer bumps or pushes snow or cars onto our fence, our ¾” diameter of fiberglass poles will flex and typically not break. We have learned over the years to build our systems with multiple types of springs on the steel poles to allow our wires and spring to stretch, rather than pull over our steel poles. Additionally, Electric Guard Dog is a free-standing fence, unlike the electric fence companies that often connect their electric fence to the perimeter fence. Our robust, superior design ensures that when a snow-heavy limb falls on the perimeter fence, it will not impact your perimeter security. Those with an attached fence are not so lucky; in their case that snow-laden limb will knock out their security, as well as their last line of defense.

In short, we built a system that required minimal attention in the Polar Vortex. And in any case, our Customer Service was open 8 am – 8 pm throughout the continental U.S., and our employee-based, 24/365 Technical Service Department was also on hand, as they always are. Any issues with our fence are always handled by our nationwide network of skilled technicians, because Mother Nature must never be allowed to jeopardize the security of your livelihood.

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Topics: Customer Care

The Best Way to Prevent Theft at Your Automotive Recycling Site

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 1/9/18 8:00 AM

Automotive recycling can be a difficult field to be in when it comes to property crime. With the U.S. automotive recycling industry bringing in $32 billion a year, thieves have the perception that auto yards are loaded with expensive, easy-to-steal items. When you factor in that these valuable materials are visibly stored outdoors where thieves think they can roam undetected, auto yard owners have to be hypervigilant about theft.

Unfortunately, theft from auto yards happens all too much. Without proper site security, thieves may have free range to make off with the most valuable materials from your site, damaging your business’s bottom line.

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Topics: Layered Security, Automotive Recycling

Security Mishap of the Decade

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 12/19/17 8:00 AM

As many of us know, medicine can be very expensive. Many thieves are also aware of this and have stolen large quantities of pharmaceuticals with hopes of selling them on the black market. Due to the significant cost of these thefts, drug companies have gotten smarter about security, making it much more difficult to steal their products. Pharmaceutical thefts began to spike in 2009, but have now dropped sharply, both in number of thefts and average value stolen in each incident. This is a good lesson in demonstrating how proper security can do wonders for companies. Before these security reforms were made, however, some companies were hit hard.

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Topics: Layered Security, Security Mishaps

Security Mishap of the Year

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 12/12/17 8:00 AM

When it comes to high-dollar property crime, most people think of the obvious targets: cash, jewelry, gold. But there are some other types of items that thieves seek out that may be less commonly known. This year’s worst security award goes to a warehouse that houses an item that some may think of as trivial, but in total, adds up to an astronomical amount.

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Topics: Layered Security, Security Mishaps

Security Mishap of the Month

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 12/5/17 9:00 AM

Security is something always on our minds. We want to be safe, whether we’re at home, work, or school. But when there is a constant stream of news stories about major data breaches and identity theft, we risk shifting too much of our attention to data security. It’s important to keep physical security in mind, especially if you’re responsible for safeguarding valuable property at your business.

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Topics: Layered Security, Security Mishaps