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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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    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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    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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    Holiday Scam Alert: Watch Out for Card Skimmers in Charlotte NC

    With Thanksgiving weekend and the December holidays approaching, crime is on the rise everywhere, including the gas pump. “Card skimmers,” or illegal card readers attached to payment terminals, have caught many an unwary traveler during the holiday hustle and bustle. Below are some tips to help you recognize, and avoid, card skimmers. What are Card […]

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