Posts by Mark Mahaffey

3 Ways Criminals Come to Your Community

The criminal lives there. They visit friends there. They come to the property to commit crimes. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) addresses all these possibilities and by implementing the principles of the program property managers not only reduce the likelihood of crime, they also reduce the number of visitors who come to the property…

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Improve Your Properties Using CPTED

What Is CPTED? (pronounced “sep-ted”) is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. The proper design and effective use of the “built” environment that will lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life.  It is the use of high quality aesthetically appealing built environment not for…

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7 Reasons to Consider Access Control

Do You Have Access Control Systems? If Not, You Should. Using access control in your business or building can be a simple way to enhance your security while at the same time managing the flow of people through your site. The best reason though, if you are a property owner, manager or facility manager is…

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Does Media Coverage of Mass Shootings Promote Copycats?

Its no surprise that mass shootings are on the rise and dominate the news headlines. This type of situation has become so common it’s almost jarring. Concerts, churches, schools, nothing seems safe anymore. We barley have time to recover from one tragedy when another is thrust upon us in the national news.  Is there any…

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Protect Your Property and Still Have Compassion on the Homeless

It is not a surprise to anyone that there is a problem with homelessness, and it seems to be getting worse. What might surprise you is that San Diego has the 4th largest homeless population in the country according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The lack of accessible housing or public…

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What To Do in an “Active Shooter” Situation

Recently the frequency of horrific acts of unexpected acts of violence against completely innocent people has dominated the news headlines and have put institutions that are prone to these attacks on edge. From schools, churches, night clubs, parks, workplaces to even outdoor concerts, there seems to be no safe place from these incidents from happening.…

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Business Security Mistakes To Avoid

Having a business security system installed is a smart way to protect you, your employees, your assets and your clients. And though you rely on it for safety, it is probably not something that you think about daily. It is easy to become somewhat complacent about your security system.

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Confessions of a Burglar – Home Protection

Burglars rob someone every 15 seconds. Ex-burglar Chris Patterson takes you inside the mind of a burglar and teaches you what you can do to protect yourself in this video segment from ABC’s 20/20.

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