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  • 4 of the Weirdest Things That Have Been Stolen

    When burglars break into a home or business, their primary targets are usually electronics, jewelry, and cash. But history has shown that humans will steal anything that isn’t nailed down—and in some cases, things that are. Below are some of the strangest items that have ever gone mysteriously missing. A Beach’s Worth of Sand We’re […]

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    Top Signs a Burglar is Casing Your House | James Access Controls

    You have probably heard the term “casing a house” used to describe the way burglars analyze a home for potential weaknesses before committing a robbery. Though it can be challenging to differentiate a potential thief from an innocent bystander, there are some telltale signs that may indicate your home is being profiled. In today’s blog […]

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    Why a Guard Dog Isn’t an Effective Security System | Charlotte Access Controls

    When we speak to many customers about investing in a Charlotte home security system, fence, remote access gate, or surveillance camera, they tell us that they do not need any additional security, because they are already protected by a guard dog. While we do not doubt the faithfulness, loyalty, and fierceness of anyone’s big dog, […]

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    How to Keep Solicitors Off Your Property | Charlotte Access Controls

    Religious missionaries, political campaigners, door-to-door salespeople: If your front porch is starting to feel like the County Fair, you are probably eager to learn how to get trespassers off your property for good. Below, our Charlotte fence and gate installer shares tips on securing and protecting your property from any unwanted visitors. Do Not Engage […]

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    Can A Home Security System Reduce My Insurance Premium?

    We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing the benefits of home security systems, like protection from home invaders, privacy from solicitors, and better overall peace of mind. But there’s another, less-discussed benefit of residential security systems, which is the financial savings you can realize on your home insurance. Many leading home insurance […]

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    Repeat Home Intrusion: 4 Reasons Burglars May Retarget Your House

    It’s scary enough to experience one home intrusion, but what’s even scarier is the fact that, once you’ve been robbed, your troubles might not be over: studies show that about 29% burgled residences are targeted again within the same month. It’s a well-established fact that someone who has invaded your home once has good reasons […]

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    6 Surprising Facts About Home Burglary from Our Charlotte Security Expert

    If you’re like most people, when you picture a thief, you think of a few shady, masked characters creeping through the bathroom window in the dead of night. But the reality of burglary paints a far different picture. You are much more likely to be targeted in plain daylight by someone who looks like an […]

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    Tips for Preventing Employee Theft on Construction Sites

    A few weeks ago, we wrote about securing your construction site from vandalism and theft. But sadly, there is another major cause of loss on construction sites: the employees who work on them. Experts estimate that the construction industry loses about $1 billion each year to employee theft, and that’s not including indirect costs such […]

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    10 Surprising Crime Statistics You Wouldn’t Expect | James Access Controls 

    Ever heard of “availability bias?” To put it simply, it’s when something that happens very rarely is given a very big—and constant—spotlight, ultimately giving rise to the perception that the situation is much more prevalent than it actually is. In the case of crime, most statistics are actually decreasing every year, but since the headlines […]

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    Charlotte Access Control Installer Shares the 5 Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables

    Think you’ve got a hiding spot that’s guaranteed to fool professional thieves? Think again. These five bad hiding spots tend to be the first places burglars check when executing a robbery.  A Portable Safe  A portable safe might as well be marked with a bright red sign that says, “steal me!” Everyone knows that safes […]

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