Towers of Excellence Foundation

By |2021-04-21T15:59:50-06:00April 21st, 2021|

  Since its beginning, Watchtower Security has been striving to make lasting positive changes in the communities they partner within. With that goal in mind, in 2015, Watchtower Security helped found the Towers of Excellence Foundation. The Towers of Excellence Foundation's primary focus is to make the youth of today into the leaders [...]

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – Natural Surveillance

By |2021-03-17T09:50:24-06:00March 17th, 2021|

  Have you heard of the crime prevention theory, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)? Simply put, this approach focuses on how the physical environment and our own established norms change our behavior. There are four main components to CPTED, Natural Surveillance, Natural Access Controls, Natural Territorial Reinforcement, and Maintenance/Management. Today we will [...]

Don’t Forget to Address the Small Problems

By |2021-02-22T15:09:02-06:00January 21st, 2021|

  Is this a familiar sight in your community? Litter throughout your property and overflowing dumpsters are common nuisances throughout the multifamily industry. Unfortunately, not addressing these nuisance behaviors promptly can lead to more problems. There is an approach to designing and managing communities to prevent crime called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design [...]

Property Audits

By |2018-06-25T13:05:00-06:00January 21st, 2018|

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 [...]

The Watchtower Difference

By |2018-06-25T13:13:25-06:00July 26th, 2017|

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 [...]