You have less than 15 seconds before the burglar is in your master bedroom.
No Joke. If you want to avoid being a victim, follow this advice, ESPECIALLY # 10.
1. Put a “beware of dog” sign in an obvious spot on your property.
2. Use timers to turn on lights and appliances while you are not home.
3. Set your alarm.
4. Have security cameras installed on your front porch and over your driveway.
5. Lock your vehicles.
6. Plant “thorny bushes” below windows.
7. Make sure the outside of your house is well-lit.
8. Keep your garage door closed.
9. Don’t put merchandise boxes out with your trash.
10. IF SOMEONE KNOCKS, BE SURE TO ANSWER! Even if it is to say “I’m on the phone, just a minute!” MOST burglars knock first! No answer? They kick in the door!
Please take a minute to look up more safety tips! There are so many great ones out there and you can never bee too safe or too prepared!
And, as always, security cameras don’t lie!
Being in the security industry, we hear many tragic stories about loss. People ask our advice on how they can make their home, business and community a safer place. The obvious answer is to be aware of your surroundings, know your neighbors, carry a weapon, have an alarm system installed, use security cameras… now we have another piece of advice. Everyone, whether a business or individual should go to www.crimeseen.com and register your home and business. It is free and you will be notified of crimes in your area. You can also report crimes. So many times we do not hear about crimes on the news, or we learn of them days and weeks later. If there is a crime in my neighborhood, I want to know TODAY. Please do yourself and your community a favor and sign up. Criminals are becoming more and more violent, and the only way to stop them is to come together, not hide.
Chief DataCom has installed complete surveillance systems in two locations of ours. Not only do they provide a quality product, their service is what sold me. They have made multiple trips to our facilities to walk us through our systems, adjust settings for us and more. Their competent, capable staff was careful to clean up after all installations and were mindful of our customers and clients. We would recommend Chief DataCom to anyone in the market for a security solution.
FaithWorks of the Inner City
A few years ago when we started Chief DataCom, we had no idea that in the near future another company would be born of it. We have worked closely with our commercial and residential CCTV customers and quickly realized, that they had other security needs. We had a customer who was the victim of an unstable ex-spouse who was stalking her, we had numerous customers who were the victims of burglaries, businesses and individuals who had property vandalized, a real estate professional who was threatened with violent bodily harm and so many others. This is when we decided there was a real need for a security store that offered a solution to most security threats.
At Chief Security, a person can purchase a self-defense weapon such as a stun gun, knife or pepper spray as well as protect their home with cameras and a burglar alarm! From hidden cameras to tracking devices, it seemed that we had solved most security needs. But, there were other needs; like the need to obtain a license to carry a handgun for protection or the need for an armed security officer. We offer both. In fact, we took our mission to protect people so seriously that we even offer a line of custom steel storm shelters which are made locally by our family owned, and retired (disabled) veteran operated steel fabrication company!
I never tire of hearing how one of our customers either prevented or solved a crime because of our products! I love to hear the stories of parents who used to stay up all night wondering where their troubled teen was, and now they can track their vehicle 24/7. It may sound a little crazy to some, but, too many others know the reality.
Stop by our store sometime, we would love to show you around!
It is amazing what people will steal. One of our customers, Basey’s Roofing, had one of their cameras stolen right off of their building! The thief looked right into the camera.
Security cameras are so affordable now and there are so many options. There really is no reason to steal them! With burglaries on the rise, it is a wise investment for any business owner, just ask this guy.
The other day, my son was talking about super powers. He asked “If you could have any power, what would it be?”. Today, I think I can answer that question. The ability to turn back time.
I don’t know that I can articulate how frustrating it is to meet with a potential customer, someone who has experienced substantial loss due to theft, and hear them say “I want to get cameras, but I just don’t have time right now.”
About 2 weeks ago, I met with a man who is in the construction business. He had over $50,000 in equipment stolen in the past couple of years. He was very frustrated. They say that change happens “when the pain of remaining the same is greater then that of changing.” I guess he had not reached that point just yet, because, though he had experienced such a loss, he opted to hold off on having cameras installed.
It gets worse.
I received a text message from him “Well….I just got hit again. Trailer and Skid Steer were stolen from my driveway.”
For those of you who do not know what a Skid Steer is, or what it costs, let me just say that this one theft cost him over $35,000.
If he would have had the cameras installed as originally planned, he would more than likely know who stole from him, and would more than likely have excellent footage of the trailer heist and the vehicle to which it was attached!
But, we cannot go back in time. We cannot “rewind” the video and give it to the police. We cannot give proof to the insurance company that his equipment was stolen. We only have hindsight….again.
Earlier this week, I had someone tell me how great our new store is. He went on to say that “If I know you, this will be a huge success!” He then offered a product suggestion and insisted that I carry this item. For a number of reasons, I will not take his suggestion. (I DO appreciate his suggestion, he really wanted to help!) This is just a thought for anyone out there who owns their own business. Hopefully you have put in the time and understand the ins and outs of your trade. I hope that you have had some experience every single trivial task involved in making your company successful. Sweeping, mopping, stocking shelves, conducting inventory, balancing the books, marketing, advertising, selling, customer service. Your business acumen, achievement drive and natural ability !will take you a long way, but you MUST put in the time and pay your dues in order to really be successful! Now, back to my original statement… there is a reason I am qualified to do what I do… there is a reason you are qualified to do what YOU DO. Do not be afraid to take the helm and make tough decisions! Do not be afraid to say “no” or “no thank you!”. The fact is, we have all heard “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM”, right? BUT, there IS an ‘I’ in BUSINESS. And the “I” in business means “I write the checks, I pay the bills, I am the one whose name is on the line, I am the one who takes the risk, I am the one who had the dream for this business, I have put in the hard work, I am the “I” in the business!” Don’t be afraid to take risks, don’t be afraid to make decisions! YOU DO WHAT YOU DO for a reason. Be the “I” in your business
All Things Baby, Inc. is a small, local non-profit ministry. It came to our attention that we were having an issue with theft from our donation drop off house. Due to our limited hours of operation it wasn’t always possible to empty the donation house daily and our donors make special effort to ensure we receive their donations. We felt like video surveillance would be the best way to monitor the situation and to keep an extra eye on our clients coming and going. I was referred to Leslie at Chief DataCom. I called her that morning and she met me at our offices that afternoon. She was very professional and kind. She gave me various options for our specific situation. Within 3 weeks, we had a state of the art video surveillance system in place and fully operational. The installation crew was totally professional and fast. They worked around any problem they incurred with our specific install with ease. I am very impressed with the quality of installation and thoroughness. The technician explained how to view the cameras remotely or on a viewing monitor in office. In addition to their high level of professionalism on every front, they are one of only a few fully licensed security companies in the metro area. I highly recommend Chief DataCom for any and all video surveillance needs, residential or business.
All Things Baby, Inc.
Every once in a while, security cameras will catch something outstanding! I say BRAVO to the store owner in this video. Not only is he smart for having security cameras, but also smart to be a believer in the 2nd amendment! I just love this sort of thing. If you have any interesting videos, I would LOVE to see them and share them! Click here to see the video—-> 2nd Amendment