By now you have probably heard or read about the growing incidence of copper thefts from institutions, government facilities, businesses, and even homes. Hard economic times have generated yet one more unintended consequence: the proliferation of despicable copper thieves. The sad thing about this growing problem is that no person, business or institution is sacrosanct or off limits to these cowardly and destructive crimes. Brant Henke, President of American Guardian Security Systems says: “We have seen cable companies, electric companies, businesses, churches, and even public libraries have their air conditioner units stolen from their rooftops. The thieves will absolutely ruin over $2,000 worth of equipment just to pilfer around $30 worth of copper! It is very sad. Many of the individuals involved in these thefts are drug addicts. Last week I saw an industry news article that stated that a group of thieves were trading their stolen copper for crack cocaine instead of cash.”
Henke said that his company has developed a creative way to protect his clients valuable yet vulnerable rooftop equipment with monitored security devices as well as day/night camera systems if his clients request them.
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The topic for today’s security news report is the topic of inside or employee theft. After doing a little research we have found that it is far more common than you might think. We spent some time talking with Brant Henke, President of American Guardian Security Systems, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. In our interview Henke related a true story about one of his long time customers. “A few weeks ago I got a call from a customer of mine that is a Pastor in a church based in southwest Atlanta. He told me that he has a break in at his church the night before. He said that he was concerned because the security alarm was not tripped and the police were not dispatched. He asked me to send one of my technicians to his church to check out the alarm. Obviously I sent one of my best technicians to his church that same day to investigate. What my technician discovered shocked both of us.
The reason that his alarm did not trip was very simple. His alarm was disarmed by the legitimate pass code that he as well as the rest of his employees used when they armed and disarmed his security system. A window was broken to make it look like a burglar had entered the church building but when we checked the history in the alarm system buffer we discovered that the authorized user code was used to disarm the alarm at 2:45 am that morning. The Pastor made the mistake that a lot of people do, he gave the same code to all of his employees.
Remember, if you operate a business, always give a different pass code to each employee. Then let them know they are the only one that will have that code. This way if there is a theft at the business without an actual alarm you can have your system checked to see who entered your business that evening. Needless to say the Pastor immediately issued different pass codes to all of his employees. He has also decided to have us install a surveillance camera system in his church for added security.
Remember, for a professional security system at an affordable price call American Guardian Security Systems, Inc., at (770) 446-9578.
Atlanta Security Systems customers are now asking for the latest next generation breakthrough technology for their security needs in both their homes and businesses. They are finding that the technology that is the most cutting edge, state of the art technology is American Guardian’s Total Connect technology.
American Guardian’s President and CEO, Brant Henke extolled the many virtues and benefits of Total Connect Technology: “Our customers are ecstatic about the many features and benefits of Total Connect technology. They are excited about the fact that they can arm or disarm their system, check the status of their system, and even view their home or business with strategically placed cameras from anywhere in the world over the internet. They have the ability to do this with their computer, PDA, or smart phone. Total Connect technology also allows them to remotely turn off or on their lights or control their thermostat saving them energy when they are away. This is without question the hottest security technology available in the marketplace today.”
Henke also related that the Total Connect can be programmed to provide text messages, email alerts or both to the homeowner or business owner when certain events at the home or business occur. An example of this would be when each child arrives home from school the husband and wife could receive text messages or email alerts notifying them of their safe arrival home.
A business owner could receive an email or text each time an equipment room door was opened or when that last employee left his business for the day. Some moms that have taken advantage of Total Connect Atlanta Security Systems are using this technology to check up on their nannies while they are at work or simply check in on their children periodically with the Total Connect Enhanced Video Services capability.
In summary, Atlanta Security Systems customers are now enjoying breakthrough next generation technology with American Guardian’s innovative cutting edge Total Connect services.
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