Landscaping Tips to Help Deter Criminals on Your Commercial Property

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:00 / by Lynn Tootle posted in Property Safety

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If you are looking to deter criminals from entering your commercial property, you don't want to inadvertently keep customers or agents away as well. Nothing says, “Go away” like a giant hedge, a large wrought iron gate or a chain link fence.

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Property Safety - Best Practices for Landscaping

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:00 / by Lynn Tootle posted in Property Safety

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Feeling safe at home is a major component to quality of life. Thankfully, most of us don’t think about property safety on a daily basis but it can only take one instance of crime such as theft, vandalism or assault to turn our once beloved home into a place which invokes bad memories. Whether you live in a single family home in the suburbs, an apartment or condominium building downtown or a sprawling ranch, criminals may consider your home an attractive target if you do not take measures to deter them. For those who manage residential or commercial properties, the safety of your customers or tenants should be your absolute number one priority. Nothing can encourage potential shoppers or residents from looking elsewhere more than crime or even the perception of being unsafe. In America, roughly 50% of the population lives in rental properties and around 70% of police service calls are dispatched to shared living buildings. We’re all aware that no matter where you live, bad things can happen. Luckily there is much you can do to mitigate that risk. Using best practices for landscaping and lighting is one excellent way to deter criminals and are major components of many property safety programs throughout the country.

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8 Ways to Make Apartments Safer

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, 05/05/2015 - 9:41 / by Lynn Tootle posted in Property Safety

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Preventing Crime in Apartment ComplexesCrime and accidents takes place when criminals, victims and opportunity are all present. Don’t let your residents be easy targets.  Here are specific tips for keeping your property and your residents safe.

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Inspect your Landscape Like a Personal Injury Attorney

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:00 / by Lynn Tootle posted in Property Safety

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Inspect your property with the eye of a personal injury attorney or someone who may be looking to take advantage of your liability. Here's how:

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Improving Safety and Resident Satisfaction - Outdoor Lighting

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:30 / by Lynn Tootle posted in Property Safety

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Advancements in technology have drastically increased the number of options property owners have for lighting. Low draw and high intensity LED bulbs, long life batteries, solar powered fixtures and programmable systems all provide much more flexibility to direct exterior light where, when and how you want it.

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