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Security at Sporting Events: Proven Strategies to Reduce Risk

Sporting events have elevated security needs. With large crowds come increased opportunity for theft, vandalism, destruction of property and other forms of criminal mischief. Excessive consumption of alcohol on the part of some fans contributes to the risk for unruly or unsafe behavior, and congested traffic moving in and out of the venue parking facilities…

Virginia Incident Highlights Importance of School Security

An incident in Loudon County, Virginia led police to increase security measures at a high school and to bring criminal charges against a student. The recent event involved threats that the student made against the school on social media. Troubling incidents like this one, including many recent tragedies, have made school security a pressing issue for administrators,…

Alarming Facts About Home Burglary

Statistics on home burglaries in America underscore the importance of properly securing your property against theft. About every 20 seconds, a burglary is perpetrated in the United States, and the vast majority of these break-ins take place in residences that do not have security systems. Thieves may be indiscriminate when it comes to stealing jewelry,…

How Security & Surveillance Can Help You Save on Business Insurance

Installing an effective security system can help business owners save money on insurance. Taking measures that decrease risk of theft, damage and loss reduces insurance costs in two ways: first, by an up-front premium reduction and then over time, through reduced claims. For businesses looking to trim unnecessary expenses, reducing their risk will often also…

How To Deter Burglars From Breaking Into Your Home

The FBI reports that more than 2 million homes are burglarized each year. Police, investigators, and even interviewed burglars have identified trends and factors in residential burglaries that can help you adopt measures to deter a home break-in. Common characteristics in home burglaries A common assumption is that burglaries almost always occur at night. In…

Top Four Ways to Keep Trespassers Off Your Property

Trespassers on your property pose several types of problems. First, they may be trespassing with the intent to commit vandalism or burglary. Second, even if the trespassing is inadvertent and the person doesn’t realize it is your property, they could be injured or cause injury. You may be potentially liable for the injury, since it…

Storage Facilities Need Customized Security Solutions

The Self Storage Association estimates that 1 in every ten U.S. households currently rents some kind of off-site storage, including storage units and portable on-demand storage options (PODS). That means that there are a lot of tenants putting trust in the storage facilities housing their goods. The Insurance Information Institute warns storage unit tenants to…

West Virginia Stores Deter Shoplifting with Professional Security Solutions

West Virginia lawmakers are attempting to curb “boosting”, the growing practice of shoplifting from stores with the intention of reselling the goods, often as a part of an organized crime ring. The move recognizes the increased toll that shoplifting has been taking on retail businesses and consumers in recent years. Maryland Security Professionals offers a…

Delaware Population Growth Creates Increased Security Needs

From 2010 through 2015, Delaware led the region in population growth. In 2015, there were 945,934 people living in Delaware after a steady increase of 1 percent per year for the preceding half decade. If the rate of expansion continues, estimates put the state population at over 1,000,000 by the time of the next federal…

Surveillance Cameras Installed by Maryland Security Professionals Help Catch Murder Suspects

Security cameras placed by Maryland Security Professionals played a key role in solving the murder of a 28-year-old father-to-be in Accokeek earlier this month. The arrest in the case comes despite no reported witnesses to the violent crime. Fatal shooting in Accokeek Early in the morning of Monday, February 13, someone alerted an off-duty Prince…