Minimizing Liability, Maximizing Efficiency

By |2023-03-02T14:46:01-06:00March 2nd, 2023|

              Video surveillance is a crucial aspect of modern security systems, with the choice usually coming down to managed video surveillance or live monitoring. Managed video surveillance offers a cost-effective and efficient solution for multifamily properties. Meanwhile, live monitoring has limitations, including the liability associated with the [...]

Catalytic Converter Theft

By |2022-06-29T13:03:49-06:00June 29th, 2022|

            It is almost impossible to turn on the news without hearing about another catalytic converter theft. In fact, State Farm reported that in 2021 there were 18,000 claims of catalytic converter theft, compared to 4,500 in 2020. A catalytic converter is part [...]

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 [...]

A New Lease On Life For Craven Terrace

By |2018-06-25T12:52:18-06:00March 20th, 2018|

In 1942, the United States Housing Authority built Craven Terrace, a low-income residential development, in New Bern, North Carolina. Over the course of 70 plus years the development aged. From leaky roofs, collapsed sewer lines, and mold, a large portion of the units were uninhabitable. In 2015, Evergreen Partners Housing began restoring Craven Terrace to [...]

Working Closely With Law Enforcement

By |2018-06-26T11:30:11-06:00March 14th, 2018|

Working closely with our clients gives us a greater understanding of their respective needs, expectations, and allows us to better target the unique issues that come with each property. When incidents occur in these communities, many police officers and detectives are called to the scene. To our clients, that means that they, a high percentage [...]