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Why Plaintiffs May Need a Private Investigator

Many lawsuits are won based on compelling evidence procured via thorough investigations. Whether the case involves a motor vehicle accident, a workman’s compensation claim, a family dispute, or a personal injury matter, lawsuit plaintiffs and their lawyers often rely upon private investigators to conduct surveillance, do background checks, and collect pertinent information. By retaining both…

Benefits of Wireless Surveillance

Wireless surveillance can be a valuable tool for owners of commercial and residential properties who want to safeguard against criminal activity. For communities in Maryland, Virginia, and other mid-Atlantic states that experience seasonal changes, the shift to warmer weather tends to bring an increase in crime as compared to the rest of the year. From larger cities to…

Strategies to Prevent Shoplifting

American retailers lose billions each year due to shoplifters. In 2014, U.S. companies lost a combined $32 billion from customer and worker thefts. From major corporations to small corner shops, anti-theft security systems are critical components for reducing shoplifting losses. Maryland Security Professionals offers the latest surveillance technology for commercial properties. The following are some…

Security Checklist for 4th of July in Washington D.C.

As summer heats up, event managers are preparing for the annual flock of visitors heading to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Fourth of July in the nation’s capital. The national celebration includes fun and festivity, but also the need for heightened security measures. Large event security factors Given the current climate and ongoing threat of…

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…