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    Default How do you prevent crime at your site?

    Do you do background checks? Have gates installed? Cameras? What, if anything, do you do specifically at your site to prevent break-ins or any breach of security?

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    I rule with an iron fist ( and a BIG baseball bat!!)

    Since we have been here (knock on wood) we have never had a problem - I make sure that EVERYONE knows that I take security very seriously and that I wont take any crap!

    -- oh and we do have cameras, block walls, security gate and ME!!!
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    I feel the same way that Autodoc feels. You should make it known to customers that you take security very seriously.
    It helps here that we own a Karate School and that my Hubby and kids are black belts usually if someone is looking to break in or do something onsite they will find one with little or no security(or managers that don't care)
    We have cameras and a lift gate that beeps(loudly) when it is goin up so we know when someone is here on grounds at night. Plus we are night owls and walk the grounds alot after dark.
    Proud Karate Mom

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    We do background checks on customers, most of our facilities have electronic gates, camera's and video recording, we try to push the discus locks as much as possible, our managers try to visit with the customer while they are moving in just to get a sense of what they may be storing without being to nosey, we do walk around inspections on a frequent basis, and we have managers who really try to get to know their customers. All of these help with our preceived security but in spite of these efforts we still experience from time to time a problem. I guess it is just that 1% of the bad apples that we have to spend so much money trying to protect ourselves from. See you in Las Vegas
    Mel Holsinger, President
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    Default Security

    A simple (light and bendable) gate on a timer. Opens in morning and closes at 6 p.m. We do copy the customers I.D. We also have a sign in sheet for the customers with Units in the buildings and I open the "outside building" door for them. I really believe in it least a few cameras, if anything, as one more added benefit of the facility, so I paid for a few cameras myself. Oh well. Oh yeah, I guess my husband might fall under security measures!!
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    GLOCK 9MM- Hey, what can I say I live in Texas!
    "We hope our Ship Comes In before the Dock Rots!"

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    Buddy,

    YeaH!! I'm right behind you in CA with my Glock 40 and my license to carry concealed! When yer only 5 feet tall (and a girl!) you have to equalize things somehow!!!

    We do also have 18 cameras the digitally record 24/7, an automatic gate and our whole facility is fenced in. We also rent units to our local Police Dept. so they are in an out constantly!
    Have you ever stopped to think and forgotten to start again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reebee View Post
    Buddy,

    YeaH!! I'm right behind you in CA with my Glock 40 and my license to carry concealed! When yer only 5 feet tall (and a girl!) you have to equalize things somehow!!!

    We do also have 18 cameras the digitally record 24/7, an automatic gate and our whole facility is fenced in. We also rent units to our local Police Dept. so they are in an out constantly!
    You GO Girl! Our Grand Kids call Sandy Nana, she did so well on her conceal carry permit test I renamed her "Nannie Oakley!" We live on the 3rd floor rear of our property and I converted the 1st 10X10 outside our door to a home office. Sandy hung our bullet riddled silhouette targets on the wall. (I suggested the hall)
    "We hope our Ship Comes In before the Dock Rots!"

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