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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

Complacency: Your Biggest Security Mistake

Posted by Randy Mullis — Director, Field Operations on 11/28/17 12:24 PM

With 30 years of experience in the security business, I’ve seen a lot of mistakes. Most of these oversights are simple and easy to correct. Unfortunately, aversion to change is common. I often hear people say, “That’s the way we’ve always done things.” Another common phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Topics: Worst Security Awards

Installations — Part II: Digging Deep to Stop Theft

Neither 108-degree heat nor a state of emergency due to flooding (nor having to dig by hand for days through solid limestone!) will stop our installation crews from finishing the job to secure your yard. Even at the end of such grueling days, they often tell us they would prefer to keep working around the clock, rather than not finish. So, who are these installers who work so hard? Let's find out.

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Topics: Installations Series