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Showing the 'Love' to our Favorite Bad Guys

Posted by AMAROK on 2/4/21 8:38 AM

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Valentine’s Day is upon us! And at AMAROK, we believe that nothing says, “I love you” like a 7000-volt perimeter security fence around your work property. Speaking of love, while we don’t like property crime, we absolutely love property-crime stories, especially the ones that didn’t execute exactly according to plan.

So, in honor of St. Valentine—who was a victim of property theft, himself, when Roman Emperor Claudius II ripped off his head—we proudly present two of our favorite funny property-crime stories.

#1. “We’re robbing WHAT?”

Many criminals focus on specific types of property to steal. Some prefer automobile parts. Others favor raw materials, like steel or copper. And then there’s that special group that goes after the more bizarre targets —like the men who raided an adult-novelty warehouse in Las Vegas.

Twice.

During their first heist, the criminals broke into the warehouse and successfully stole 30,000 condoms. Over-joyed by their success (or perhaps upset that they’d forgotten to steal anything more valuable than latex rubber), they returned the very next evening.

This time, they rammed their vehicle through the warehouse’s delivery door and then shattered the rear window of their own car because it was the only way to load the merchandise. The thieves made off with a surplus of adult novelty products worth $15,000—minus the cost of repairing the getaway car.

Here’s the punchline: the company had already scheduled a PR event the following week to give away thousands of condoms for free to the public.

“They could have just waited and asked for them like everyone else, instead of ruining the paintwork on a perfectly good SUV," said one commenter.

“Just grabbing a few items for me and the missus.”    (Photo Source - CNBC)   

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Topics: Perimeter Security, Holiday Security, Security Stories

12 Days of Holiday Security

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12 Shockingly Simple Ways You Can Protect Your Property

As we approach this most festive holiday season, we’ll have visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads, as the poem goes. And on that glorious late-December evening as we all settle down for a nice winter’s nap, a jolly old elf—whose best friends are reindeer, apparently—will shimmy down our chimneys and commit the legal definition of breaking and entering.

Oh, and he won’t be the only guy up to such shenanigans.

Most burglars view the holidays as the busiest part of their work year; thieves in the commercial sector are eager to spread their version of good cheer by trying to rob as many unprotected worksites, warehouses and loading docks as they can find.

So, as our gift to you, AMAROK not only wishes you a happy holiday, we’d like to do our part to ensure stays happy with these 12 shockingly simple ways to protect your property.


We’ll post one new tip each day, so be sure to like and follow us on social media or come back here for our daily security gift.


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Keep an eye on lurkers outside your perimeter fencing. 
Teach me.

Lurkers at your fence could be burglars doing their homework.  Your perimeter fence is the first line of defense in controlling access to your site and protecting your business assets. However, just having a perimeter fence isn’t a guaranteed deterrent to theft. You must be vigilant with inspecting and maintaining your fence.

The big things to notice are people on the other side of your fence—or evidence that people were over there, recently: lurkers.

Smart burglars like to canvass their potential marks, looking for potential weak spots in your security. To stay ahead of the criminals, conduct regular inspections along your perimeter. Look for evidence of lurking—food wrappers, drink containers and cigarette butts are telltale signs that your place is being cased.


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Topics: security tips, Perimeter Security, Holiday Security, #12DaysofHolidaySecurity