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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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    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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    Interesting Facts About Bulletproof Glass, From Our Charlotte Business Security Company

    The phrase “bulletproof glass” is a bit of a misnomer. No material is strong enough to be completely bulletproof. However, bulletproof glass or rather, bullet-resistant glass, is very effective at dissipating a bullet’s energy so it does not cause as much harm as it ordinarily would. In today’s Charlotte home security blog, we’ll take a […]

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    7 Tips for Those Living Alone for the First Time, From Our Charlotte Apartment Security Contractor

     If you’re heading off to college for your first roommate-less year, you might be a little worried about living alone for the first time. Not to worry! Living alone has tons of perks and benefits that you simply can’t get from sharing a space. After following these tips, you might even find you prefer living […]

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