MyPropertyID Works Worldwide

MyPropertyID Works Worldwide

MyPropertyID works worldwide and ships worldwide. It’s interesting that in the age of the internet, it’s difficult for some people to fathom this. One of the most fundamental and early developments of the internet, beginning in the 1990s, is what makes our...
Ford Began as a Benefit Company

Ford Began as a Benefit Company

Many of you will remember from your history lessons that when the Ford Motor Company first developed the production line, Henry Ford repeatedly increased the wages of his employees, while also dropping the prices of his cars. How did we get from that caring business...
The Code to a Broken Lock

The Code to a Broken Lock

The Code to a Broken Lock is a modern-day parable that is captured in the Facebook post below. Lost and stolen property is recovered routinely by Good Samaritans who desperately want to see it reunited with its rightful owner. Now, there is a simple internet-based...
Reducing the Chances of Being a Crime Victim

Reducing the Chances of Being a Crime Victim

Guest blog by Thomas Raulen, law enforcement professional.* There is no shortage of ways in which one can become a crime victim. From online scams to credit card fraud to identity theft, offenders can perpetrate their crimes without even being in the same state or...
Intelligence-Led Policing and Crime Prevention

Intelligence-Led Policing and Crime Prevention

Guest blog by Thomas Raulen, law enforcement professional.* One of the reasons intelligence-led policing has enjoyed success in its crime-prevention mission is due in no small part to its multifaceted approach. With efforts focusing on both potential victims and known...
Traceability Versus Trackability

Traceability Versus Trackability

Tracing motor vehicles is completely different than tracking them. The same is true of cellular devices. You trace cell phones with International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMIE) number, and you track them using the “track my phone” feature. Tracking...
Revitalizing Core Crime-Prevention Strategies

Revitalizing Core Crime-Prevention Strategies

What are the core crime-prevention strategies of law enforcement agencies? In 1973, there was a landmark study titled, “The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment.” The experiment examined public perceptions and actual crime levels as it relates to the...
Avoiding Victimization Through Crime Prevention Measures

Avoiding Victimization Through Crime Prevention Measures

Guest blog by Thomas Raulen, law enforcement professional.* Law enforcement officials and the public they serve tend to agree that crime prevention and criminal apprehension are among the top mandates for police agencies. In furtherance of at least one of those...
Security Systems: More Than Just Burglar Alarms

Security Systems: More Than Just Burglar Alarms

Guest blog by Thomas Raulen, law enforcement professional.* When you hear the term, security system, what comes to mind? For many, it is what used to simply be called a burglar alarm. Through the use of door and window sensors or motion detection, unauthorized entry...
3-Way Partnerships

3-Way Partnerships

All crime-prevention strategies are 3-way partnerships between law-abiding citizens, law enforcement professionals and some sort of intermediary. Whether it’s 9-1-1, neighborhood associations, Neighborhood Watch, Operation Identification or National Night Out,...