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Protect Your Store During this Busy Holiday Season

According to the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, shoplifting accounted for 39% of inventory loss. Companies also lose an average $377 for every shoplifting incident. Retailers across the Mid-Atlantic region can expect an increase in theft attempts as shopping increases in time for the holidays. Maryland Security Professionals can help tighten your store’s security this…

Are Hidden Cameras Legal in Delaware?

Before installing surveillance cameras in their homes and businesses, Delaware citizens and employers may have questions about the state’s privacy laws. Can filming someone without their knowledge constitute a violation of the law? Maryland Security Professionals explains a little bit of Delaware law as it pertains to covert cameras in the home, the workplace, and…

Protect Your Business During a Protest or Demonstration

Recent news headlines have cast a spotlight on what seems to be an increase in the number of public demonstrations, protests, and other types of highly attended public gatherings.  Most protests are peaceful and take place without violence. Though the exceptions are rare, business owners may have questions about how best to prepare for these…

Top 5 Things Burglars Want To Steal

The typical home burglar spends only about 10 minutes in a home, yet nets over $2,000. For this level of efficiency, thieves need to know what to grab before they break in. As a homeowner, take stock of this list of burglars’ most sought-after items. You can also help protect your home by installing security…

Can Security Camera Footage Be Used as Evidence in Court?

With technological improvement, security camera footage has progressed to high-definition images that can incorporate features like facial recognition and night vision. When it comes to proving a case inc ourt, video surveillance footage of the alleged criminal act can be highly persuasive evidence. Surveillance systems have the potential to provide valuable evidence for court actions ranging…

Burglary Prevention Tips for Washington D.C. Residents

More than 1,100 burglaries took place in Washington D.C. in 2017 through September 19. This number is down 26% from the same period in 2016, but it is still far too high. The Metropolitan Police Department has issued tips on ways for Washington D.C. residents to cut down on the risk of a burglary, including how…

More Consumers Are Choosing to Invest in Video Surveillance

A recent study predicts that more and more people will choose video surveillance for their homes and businesses over the next half decade. According to the study, carried out by research firm The Freedonia Group, the sales of security cameras will grow by more than 7% each year through 2021. The research results suggest that…

How to Keep Your Home Secure During a Hurricane

Hurricane season arrives every fall, but the recent spate of significant storm damage has brought hurricane safety to the forefront of many homeowners’ minds. Maryland Security Professionals specializes in building customized security systems for homeowners and businesses, and you can put these features to work to help secure your home during extreme weather. Putting your…

Study Spotlights Virginia School Safety

The University of Virginia recently released the results of a study on the effectiveness of threat assessment teams in schools and Maryland Security Professionals is pleased to share this encouraging report. The study affirms a statewide effort by Virginia to effectively assess and respond to threats, improving school safety in 785 elementary, middle and high…