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Tips for Business to reduce crime around Halloween

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The spike in crime in the run up to Halloween Last year Netwatch recorded a 46% increase in criminal activity on business’s during Halloween week and expect that figure to rise this year. David Walsh, Group CEO of Netwatch said, “Halloween … Continue reading

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Home Break-Ins Often Occur While a Family Member is at Home

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When considering the consequences of a home break-in, most of us think first about what possessions we would lose. Sure, valuables like jewelry, computers, and other electronics can be covered by insurance, but some sentimental items are much harder to … Continue reading

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Budgeting for a Security System – Can Your Business Afford to Skimp?

Do you think locking your doors at the end of the day is enough to protect your assets? Financial business planning requires an in depth review of current practices and a forecast on what measures can be taken to achieve … Continue reading

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Construction Site Theft Spikes in the Summer

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According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of thefts on construction sites rises along with the temperatures during the summer months. The top 5 states for theft of construction equipment account for 40% of the overall number of construction … Continue reading

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Netwatch US Crime Report January – June 2013

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Kevin Lowe Settling Into Our New York Office

  With the recent opening of the New York office, the first person to move in was Kevin Lowe, Regional Sales Manager who held the same role as part of our Irish sales team. He says that the help he … Continue reading

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15 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

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USA May Crime Report

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Is CCTV an invasion of privacy for the public good?

The ever-growing use of CCTV in public places has become somewhat of a controversial issue in recent months. On one side of the argument lies the view that CCTV in public acts as a 24/7 crime deterrent. On the other … Continue reading

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Commercial Businesses Targeted For Summer Burglaries

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With Memorial Day weekend winding down, the summer has unofficially begun. With the warmer weather upon us this means holiday plans, more time spent outside and generally a more relaxed attitude toward life. Unfortunately the warmer summer months and longer … Continue reading

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Protect Your Home While You’re At the Game

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Baseball season is well under way and despite the peaks and valleys we've witnessed from the Red Sox for the first quarter of the season, it looks like we will be in for both a competitive and exciting run as the … Continue reading

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Boston Highlights the Important Role of CCTV

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In the wake of 9/11, CCTV and other video surveillance systems have proliferated across the USA. In addition to commercially based CCTV systems, in the last number of years CCTV has been introduced by numerous city and community councils to … Continue reading

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North American Snowbirds move South for the Winter

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It is that cold dark time of year in the North United States when fall turns into winter, and when many citizens begin their annual trek south for the winter to warmer locales such as California, Arizona, … Continue reading

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Protecting your Retail Business on Black Friday

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With Thanksgiving upon us this week, the holiday season is truly in full swing. This weekend will also see the return of Black Friday which has come to be unofficially known as the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Almost … Continue reading

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Car Parking Lots

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The national news is frequently occupied with stories documenting incidents of crime including theft, vandalism, and even violent attacks occurring in parking garages and lots across the country. According to the latest National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) conducted by the … Continue reading

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Air Conditioner Copper Theft, and Temperatures, Are on the Rise — Seven Tips for Business Owners

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Protection Insights to Keep Your Property Safe as Summer Months Approach If this summer is like the last, New Englanders can expect to see an increase in theft as criminals attempt to access copper arteries of commercial air-conditioning units. The … Continue reading

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Students and Campus Crime Return for Fall

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As students return to class, so does campus crime. The good news is that, according to the Department of Education, on-campus burglaries and robberies as a whole have been in a steady decline since 2007; and part of that trend … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Theft on the Rise

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Last week, in two separate incidents, a total of 25 solar panels were stolen from the westbound side of Route 44 which powers the North-Carver Water Treatment Plant in Carver, Massachusetts. These robberies occurred overnight on Monday and Thursday last … Continue reading

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Does your Small Business Need a Security Plan?

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The National Crime Prevention Council estimates that crime – in particular burglaries, robberies, vandalism, shoplifting, employee theft and fraud – are particularly devastating to small businesses.  Although such crimes have will undoubtedly have significant consequence for all organisations, the scope … Continue reading

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Obama and Romney: Where Do They Stand on Crime?

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Next week, on November 6th 2012, we will see incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama running for a second term against his major challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Republican Mitt Romney, in the 57th US Presidential Election. While recovery from Sandy is underway, and … Continue reading

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Homeowners Warned Against Confronting Burglars

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Homeowners have been warned against confronting burglars as ‘Home Invasion’ incidents rise While most burglars generally try to avoid confrontation with homeowners by approaching houses during the day or when they expect them to be empty, there has been a … Continue reading

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Netwatch Offers Six Tips for Preventing Construction Site Copper Theft

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Associated General Contractors of America estimate that theft and vandalism account for $1 billion a year in losses and other costs to builders. They also estimate that that number will continue to grow, … Continue reading

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New Surveillance Technology to Reduce False Security Alarms

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Remote Security Company Improves Law Enforcement Efficiency While Reducing Taxpayer Money Netwatch USA, a remote visual surveillance company, today announced that it is investing more than $500,000 in research and development to create technology that greatly reduces false security alarms … Continue reading

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Most Burglars Live Within Two Miles of the Homes they Target

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The stereotypical image of the burglar; the unknown masked man armed with a gun, breaking into a house and violently attacking its residents, is usually a far cry from reality. An infographic created with data from Iowa State University’s Journal … Continue reading

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Protect your Pets

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Pet Theft on the Rise in the US For many of us our pets are as much a part of the family as any person in the household. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that … Continue reading

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Netwatch USA – Winning Streak

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Last week marked a significant milestone in Netwatch USA's journey. Since establishing in Boston, MA in late 2011, Netwatch has been welcomed in the US market place with open arms, formal recognition if this was seen last week both in … Continue reading

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Netwatch USA Moves to Permanent Location in Watertown

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New Location Supports Remote Surveillance Company’s Plans for Growth   Netwatch USA, a remote visual surveillance company, today announced that it has moved its office location from a temporary space in Medford to a more permanent location in Watertown, Mass. … Continue reading

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Netwatch Provides Vital Tips for Securing a Summer Home in the Off Season

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Summer Homes Without Visual Surveillance Systems Twice as Likely to Be Robbed According to the National Association of Realtors' 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, vacation home sales rose 7.0 percent to 502,000 in 2011 from 469,000 in 2010. … Continue reading

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Netwatch Offers Five Tips for Business Owners to Thwart Halloween Vandalism

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Remote Surveillance Company Helps Prevent Commercial Property Tricks during Night of Treats According to The Boston Globe’s “Crime and Punishment” blog written by James Alan Fox, Halloween night has the highest rate of violent crime victimization of any night during … Continue reading

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Bernardi Auto Group Taps Netwatch USA for Proactive Security Solution

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Remote Visual Surveillance Company Prevents Crimes at Growing Number of New England Dealerships On Tuesday, we were delighted to announce members of the Bernardi Auto Group as our newest U.S. customers. The group of car dealerships, which includes Bernardi Hyundai of … Continue reading

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