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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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    Theft Prevention Tips for Charlotte Landlords & Property Owners  

    If you rent out property in Charlotte, it’s important to make sure that it’s safe and secure. Surveillance cameras and other security measures will help keep trespassers off your property, make it easier to acquire tenants, and help you avoid litigation. Below are some tips on protecting your property, and your tenants, from theft.  Install […]

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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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    Buying Items Off Craigslist? Stay Safe with These Tips from Our Charlotte Security Company

    Let’s be honest: No one gets everything they asked for during the holiday season. In fact, most of us receive a couple gifts that we didn’t ask for, usually from well-intentioned coworkers and acquaintances who don’t know us very well. If you’ve got a couple items you’d like to exchange for some quick cash, local […]

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    Top 5 Home Security Lessons from “Home Alone”, From Our Charlotte Access Control Installer

    No list of classic holiday movies is complete without “Home Alone,” the hilarious Christmas comedy in which protagonist Kevin McCallister cleverly outwits two house burglars. While we don’t recommend icing your doorsteps and swinging paint cans from the top of your stairs, the movie does teach some valuable real-world lessons about home security and access […]

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    Safety Tips for Black Friday & Beyond, From Our Charlotte Security Camera Installers

    November brings two of the busiest shopping days of the year, onerously dubbed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether you’re braving the stores or searching for the best deals online, here are some holiday shopping safety tips that can protect you, your data, and your valuables this season. For more information about surveillance cameras, access […]

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    How to Keep Your Home Safe on Halloween from Our Charlotte Access Control Company

    Halloween is about candy, costumes, and fun, but here are some Halloween statistics that are downright spooky:  Insurance claims for home theft are about 60% higher on Halloween Theft-related crimes jump by 21% on Halloween night Car theft increases by 5% on Halloween night Halloween usually has the highest average number of insurance claims filed […]

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