From Staten Island to Newark, there are shoplifting spikes in our service areas this summer. There are published reports of grocery store chains being hit by teams of shoplifters filling up carts with dozens of items, from ice cream pints to steaks. Local department stores are being impacted as well, losing clothing and other merchandise to shoplifters in search of items they can sell on the black market. The climate is ripe for shoplifting activity, and law enforcement is overwhelmed.
Loitering happens all over New York, and businesses of all sizes feel the impact. When loiterers persistently station themselves in or around a business, prospective customers can be dissuaded from entering. Once they tell others about the loitering taking place, word can spread very quickly. In short, loitering has a detrimental impact on entire blocks of businesses.
Summer is a time when life becomes more relaxed. Unfortunately, that’s not only true for law-abiding residents. Those with criminal tendencies tend to act more impulsively in the summer season, which accounts for the spikes in retail crime in the summer months. Here are some of the crimes that the right security system can help retailers defend against this summer.
Springtime is the season for getting more active, getting out of the house and getting ready for summer. Smart home technology can support your busy spring schedule, by connecting you to your home – including your home security – whether you’re at home in Staten Island or somewhere far away. Here are some things it can help you accomplish.
Home security doesn’t have to be do-it-yourself security. As we wind down from the pandemic journey, many of us are busier than ever and looking for ways to affordably get the professional services we need. That’s what we offer here at APB Security, with professional security systems for your Staten Island home. Here’s what it can mean for your family.
Unfortunately, they are. In 2021, more than 210 million packages were stolen off the front porches of homes across the U.S. — and roughly 35 million Americans say they’ve fallen victim to package theft at some point. From essential staples and supplies, to valuable electronics and collectibles, to designer clothing and accessories, porch pirates will take whatever they can get their hands on. Typically, they have no idea what they’re stealing until after the getaway. In total, the estimated annual losses from porch theft are $5.4 billion.
At least two major gas leaks in Staten Island have been reported on over the past year. If a gas main becomes damaged, an entire neighborhood could be at risk. Here is information on protecting your family from illness or death from the toxic fumes of a gas leak, or the equally dangerous presence of carbon monoxide in the home.
As winter progresses, many homeowners are focused on keeping the house warm and the utility bills low, without compromising on energy efficiency. At the same time, they’re also doing everything they can to keep the costly risks of winter weather at bay. Luckily, APB Security has smart home technology that can help with all of it. Here are the winter weather home hazards we can help you avoid.
Due to the surge of more than 26,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last seven days, there are new testing sites set up throughout Staten Island; this is in addition to the many testing opportunities already available in our local NYC Health + Hospitals. As public demand for testing and vaccination continues to increase, we strongly suggest these services are performed at sites where electronic access control is installed. Here’s why.