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Eyewitness Surveillance blog: Fight Fluff Fires with 4 Simple Solutions

Fight Fluff Fires With Four Simple Solutions

There are dozens of fluff fires in scrap yards across the United States every year, with piles of shredded car upholstery and tires spontaneously combusting like damp hay on a farm. There were 23 of them from 2010-2012 in California alone. One Indiana scrapyard had six fluff pile fires over a single two-year period. At…

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Eyewitness Surveillance Blog: How to Secure Your Remote Recycling Facility

How to Secure Your Remote Recycling Facility

Telling ne’er-do-wells that you’ll call the police is an excellent deterrent… if you know they’ll respond right away. The fact is, many recycling facilities, junkyards, and similar industrial spaces are comparatively remote. (They need to be, to afford the sort of land and space required for the business!) Police and emergency responders might not be…

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Eyewitness Surveillance Blog: 12 Common Signs of Scrap Metal Thieves

12 Common Signs of Scrap Metal Thieves

The opportunity for a quick buck entices ne’er-do-wells to sell stolen scrap metal to their local industrial recycling yard. Unfortunately, this action has dual consequences. First, businesses and organizations must replace the stolen goods, since the metal may never be recovered (or in a usable state if recovered). Meanwhile, scrap yards lose the money they paid…

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Eyewitness Surveillance Blog: 3 Ways to Stop False Alarms

3 Ways to Stop False Alarms

So, you’ve installed an intrusion system with burglar alarms that automatically calls the police whenever it senses a break-in. Congratulations! Your business will now pay thousands in false alarm penalty fees. But don’t worry! We have some easy ways to dramatically decrease your false alarm rate through enhanced verification processes.

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Eyewitness Surveillance Blog: Echolocation, Microphones, and Panic Buttons —How Burglar Alarm Sensors Detect Intruders

Echolocation, Microphones, and Panic Buttons —How Burglar Alarm Sensors Detect Intruders

Many people install “burglar alarms” intrusion security systems in their homes and businesses, to better protect their valuables. And, for every type of home invasion and commercial theft, there’s a specific sensor that can warn authorities of the crime-in-progress. So, how does an alarm system actually work? And what different types of burglar alarm sensors…

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Eyewitness Blog: When Should You Install DIY Security Systems?

When Should You Install DIY Security Systems?

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