The Lookout 2018-06-25T13:17:43+00:00
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When ASAP is not good enough

By | February 21st, 2018|Security, Service|

When a utility such as power, internet, or television stop working, you typically want that fixed ASAP. At Watchtower Security, our highly trained Service Department takes “as soon as possible” to the next level. Watchtower’s Service Department’s commitment to excellence means getting things fixed immediately, often before you even knew there was an issue. If your cameras are powering on, [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Security, Service|
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Property Audits

By | January 21st, 2018|Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Safety|

Every quarter it is recommended to perform a safety audit of your property. What exactly that means can change depending on who you talk to. We have covered it before in some of the previous posts, but having an understanding of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), can be a great resource for performing a safety audit. Let’s start with [...]

By | January 21st, 2018|Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Safety|
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Tips from the Forensic Review Department

By | January 9th, 2018|Safety, Security|

Crime happens in all shapes and sizes, every single day. In most cases, the victim is completely unaware that anything is going to happen. We would all like to think that it won’t ever happen to us, but the reality is that we never know what might happen. A lot of the time, the difference between a crime being solved [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Safety, Security|
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Happy Holidays!

By | December 22nd, 2017|Safety|

The holidays are in full swing! For most of us, we look forward to the parties, the time we spend with friends and the chance to visit with family. Unfortunately, criminals also look forward to the holidays, because it means you are away from your home more often than not. This might be common sense, but make sure your doors [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Safety|
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Is… is that a camera?

By | August 1st, 2017|DIY Security, Rental Property, Security|

Let’s talk “hidden cameras”! The most important thing to remember is, interior surveillance cameras, or cameras in areas that people expect a high degree of privacy, places like bathrooms, changing rooms, bedrooms etc. are all places that hidden cameras are alwaysprohibited. But what about hidden cameras in other more public areas? What are the restrictions that go along with unmarked cameras? In [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|DIY Security, Rental Property, Security|
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The Watchtower Difference

By | July 26th, 2017|Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Install, Security|

Designing your community’s surveillance coverage is a delicate balancing act for Watchtower Security. Careful consideration must be applied as we work to craft a balance between the needs and coverage versus the VALUE that you receive from your monthly investment. To the lay-person, the process of surveillance might appear quite simple (i.e. put cameras where needed), but in all actuality, [...]

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Six Questions To Ask Before Installing Cameras

By | July 5th, 2017|Install, Security|

There are many factors to consider when thinking about adding security cameras to a multifamily community. The process is not as cut and dry as purchasing the equipment and installing it. Few people understand, or are aware of, what it takes to not only maintain a camera system but to ensure that it is a functioning asset that will assist [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Install, Security|
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Better Quality Means Better Evidence

By | June 29th, 2017|Install, Safety, Security|

When it comes to an investigation, there is no better way of assessing a crime than, video cameras. Video surveillance is always a useful task for investigators when trying to find a perpetrator or figure out more information about a situation. The most important factor when it comes to video surveillance being used in an investigation is its resolution. The [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Install, Safety, Security|