Do winter storms have you worried about keeping the perimeter at your commercial business secure? Between harsh weather and having to leave sites unattended, winter can be stressful for anyone in charge of security.
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.
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)
The AMAROK team has picked their top 5 FIVE blogs of 2020 that everyone should be sure to read! Here they are:
It is often assumed that criminals are opportunistic with their cargo theft methods. However, criminals are becoming more resourceful, strategic, and are planning out crimes in advance. Like modern technology, thieves are smarter than ever and traditional security measures will no longer protect a commercial business. Discussed below are the findings of the BSI and TT 2020 Cargo Theft Report.
AMAROK Recognized for Groundbreaking Perimeter Protection System
Jan. 4, 2021 — AMAROK is honored to be the recipient of the coveted 2020 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for Best Perimeter Protection for its FORTIFEYE solution.
Hosted by American Security Today, the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, now in its fifth year, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.
“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder and publisher of American Security Today.
The program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.
As the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad, the innovative solutions being implemented to meet those threats, has led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security.
“Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on protecting public spaces, as well as IT/cyber security networks and they are calling on innovative companies like AMAROK to help them do so,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.
FORTIFEYE was selected for the Gold 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award for Best Perimeter Protection System for its ability to protect the perimeters of commercial businesses and industrial sites by integrating electric security fencing, video surveillance, and video monitoring to create an ultimate crime prevention solution.
FORTIFEYE rises above other perimeter security solutions because it has multiple layers of integrated security to protect your business, starting with the Electric Guard Dog Fence which delivers 7,000 medically safe, but memorable volts of electricity to would-be thieves. Cameras capture and record every second of activity in real time, from initial approach to flight and finishes with remote video monitoring to validate the breach and dispatch authorities.
Mike Dorrington, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AMAROK, says, “This honor from American Security Today confirms our market leadership in the growing field of perimeter protection, keeping criminals out of our customers’ property. Our people are focused on effective, efficient safety and security for Americans, and this ASTOR award recognizes their efforts.”
“We’re never going to stop working toward total peace of mind for our customers, which is why we developed FORTIFEYE™,” said Mark Wesley, CEO of AMAROK. “Now we offer not only strong prevention with our electric fence, but also additional layers of protection to ensure an even more robust security solution.”
AMAROK, the ultimate perimeter security provider, is the market leader in electric security fencing and other perimeter security solutions for commercial, industrial and government properties across the U.S. and beyond. As a trusted partner to commercial organizations across the country, AMAROK is dedicated to protecting commercial properties.
To learn more about AMAROK’s solutions for perimeter security please visit https://www.amarok.com.
AMAROK™ is a full-perimeter security company based in Columbia, South Carolina, that provides commercial security services throughout the United States and Canada. Specializing in electric fencing and perimeter security systems for commercial properties, AMAROK also provides supplemental surveillance solutions, including cameras, lights, and alarms. Together, these business security services form the ultimate crime prevention solution for any business.
About American Security Today
American Security Today (AST), the ‘New Face in Homeland Security™’, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety Industry, focused on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiatives and hottest technologies in physical & IT security on the market today.
AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly and monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges to ‘Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™’.
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.
DAY 1 | TIP 1:
Keep an eye on lurkers outside your perimeter fencing.
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.