Holiday shopping is back this year, and in a big way. A Consumer Pulse survey conducted in the fall says 55% of Americans are once again excited about shopping for gifts in person.
As we approach the cold and flu season and Kentucky Covid cases continue to evolve in new ways, it’s important to make sure your security technology is aligned with the times. One way to do that is with thermal camera systems, which are security cameras that can accurately read the body temperatures of everyone onsite. Here are some things to know about the thermal camera systems we install throughout Kentucky.
With the unfortunate uptick in home invasion, home security is critical for Kentucky residents. Case in point: The violent October 6 home invasion in Louisville, which happened during the daytime and resulted in major injuries to the victim before the criminal took off in her vehicle. It’s a terrible incident, but it’s not isolated as these crimes are on the rise throughout the region. Fortunately, home security technology can reduce the impact of a home invasion. Here are three reasons why.
Catalytic converters have become the most sought-after auto part among thieves in recent years. As an attempt to disincentivize the theft of these valuable auto parts, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill designed to crack down on the resale of catalytic converters. Legislation is helpful, but it’s just one way to hold thieves responsible and deter others from attempting the crime of stealing catalytic converters.
Slip and fall lawsuits have been around quite some time — but during the pandemic, there was a sharp increase in fraudulent slip and fall claims being filed by scammers (more than 2,000 cases, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau). It underscores the need for quality video surveillance with color cameras, which can help safeguard Kentucky businesses from being sued for negligence by a slip and fall fraudster. If you are not yet properly prepared with this video surveillance, are some things to keep in mind about slip and fall scams.
The average American home has roughly 300,000 items in it. It stands to reason that some of those items may be monetarily valuable personal commodities, such as jewelry, art, heirlooms, collectible coins and assets, electronics or machinery. Likewise, many businesses have these items, as well as other assets that can be valuable to thieves who aim to sell them on the black market.
Porch pirates, who are criminals who steal packages from doorways, have had their way with Kentuckians for long enough. With Kentucky Senate Bill 23 becoming law, porch theft is now a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison. That’s a step in the right direction, but property owners still need to do what they can to protect themselves. We recommend remote surveillance systems that combine video with two-way audio and owner notification — and for some properties, extra technology that utilizes AI to zero in on perpetrators.