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One of  the most common crimes in Houston is also one of the easiest to prevent.

Burglary of a vehicle (BMV) is an all-to-frequent crime for managers and residents of apartment communities. It’s not unusual for commercial properties with parking lots to experience a significant increase in BMV’s in a short period of time. So let’s look at the crime and what can be done about it. (more…)

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This is the second of a series of articles about the three components of most successful security systems: prevention, detection, and response. (more…)

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Most contact citizens have with the police are transactions – the citizen needs help and the police respond. But after the police take action (report, arrest, citation, etc…), the citizen and officer often never see or talk to each other again. (more…)

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Why me?

Apartment crime is often a result of several factors. Some of these factors are within management’s control and some are not.

A common concern among managers is the residual effect of crime from nearby properties:

“Residents come to my property to sell drugs”

“They live across the street but hang around here”.

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Every third Wednesday of the month, apartment managers and owners gather at the Higher Dimension Church in southwest Houston to collaborate with Houston Police officers. This month’s topic was all about narcotics. (more…)

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Security experts and crime prevention specialists often tout the importance of prevention. After all, prevention is an integral component of most successful security measures. We all know that locks, fences, burglar bars, and steel doors can protect against an attack, but are they enough? What else should we do? (more…)

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Officer Munguia knows there’s often more to the story than the numbers. On this day he and his partner, Officer Williams, met with a manager about her concern with prostitution in the area. Prostitution was becoming a problem right in front of her property and beginning to affect her residents, she claimed.

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