The Lookout2018-06-25T13:17:43-05:00

Watchtower Security’s Latest Tool: MyPortal

Here at Watchtower, we aim to provide our clients with the highest quality video surveillance system using the most advanced technologies. But what good would that be if our clients couldn't easily access their footage and don't have the time to sift through hours of recordings? That's where MyPortal comes in. Providing our clients with a user-friendly interface not only saves [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Technology|

Nationwide Knowledge

At Watchtower Security we believe that people are our greatest asset. Having a great team to back up a great service, is extremely important. From our Sales and Project team designing the camera layout, the Service team maintaining that equipment, and our Forensic Review team searching through video footage to locate events, you can rest assured that Watchtower Security [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Service|

A New Lease On Life For Craven Terrace

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 its former glory. Evergreen Partners [...]

By |March 20th, 2018|Safety, Security|

Working Closely With Law Enforcement

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 of them being property managers, [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Law Enforcement, Security|

When ASAP is not good enough

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|

Property Audits

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|

Happy Holidays!

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|

Is… is that a camera?

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|

The Watchtower Difference

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, [...]