Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A typical day...

Some of the things we've been called to look at, fix, or secure on a typical day like today...

Assess for placement of anti-ramming bollards at a Big Box Store where the thieves stole a truck and drove UP  a large flight of concrete stairs to smash throught the front entrance. Damage to the truck was big, damage to the store front was very much worse, with the main entrance closed off.  After many, many drive-thru's this was a first for us.

Change locks on damaged gates because of a B&E attempt at a Newton Pub.

Assess a third floor apartment where thieves had used a ladder to climb a large tree and then onto a ladies balcony while she was at home, poor woman was very upset. She has been advised to get a retractable gate for her patio and not to put razor wire around the tree (one of her wishes).

Window bars and retractable gates for another apartment in Kerrisdale where thieves broke in and stole a large flat screen TV and computer. (Though the new TV's are large they are also light weight and easy to carry away)

A retractable gate for a new restaurant in Dunbar area

Window bars and a retractable patio gate for an apartment in the West End after a B&E.

Phone conversation with a Pharmacy in Hope after a B&E last week , what they need and when we can get there.

A Pharmacy on Scott Road Surrey had a Drive Thru , a gate and anti-ramming bollards to be installed ASAP
A Doctor's office a few doors down was hit and were assessed by us.
Another Pharmacy on Scott Road same night. Again gates and anti-ramming bollards to be installed.

TREND WATCH - We have secured a higher than average number of Pharmacies in the last few weeks, are they getting targeted due to having the H1N1 vaccinations we wonder? BCTV News is reporting H1N1 being sold on the internet. Let's hope no-one buys Black Market H1N1 .


Karen

Please visit our website http://www.robberstoppers.com/ or give us a call at 604 501-1288

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Our Crime Site is Born...

After more than a dozen years in the security industry we realized that we are in a unique position in Vancouver. We see and hear what is going on crimewise in this beautiful city. We see the trends, we know who is being targeted, and how the bad guys got in. As John says 'I've probably been to more Break and Enters than the police'.

And so the idea for this website was born. To share what we' ve seen and learned about property crime so that you our readers can become more informed and take better precautions to protect your home, family, and business.

Why do we care? Because John and I were born in Vancouver, he grew up on Lulu Island (now known as Richmond) and I in South Vancouver. We've  lived in the West End, in Coquitlam, Delta and South Surrey. We remember how safe and peaceful it all used to be and we hate how that has changed. That the lower mainland has the highest property crime rate in Canada and is now second only to Miami in all of North America. And yes readers we now need to take steps to protect our homes and families and safeguard our possessions. I can wish that there wasn't a need for window bars and extra security but that isn't going to make it go away. Both John and I are proud of our company and how we have helped people after an upsetting even tramautic experience and how we've protected others from having to go through that. If sharing our experience helps even one person then we're happy.

What can you expect to see on this site? Sad stories, funny stories, trends, tips, opinions, information, interviews, photos, and videos. We hope you will check back often!

Please check our company website http://www.robberstoppers.com/ for information on our security products or give us a phone call 604 501-1288.

Thank you,
Karen