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Safetech Security is proud to unveil its new Smart car customer service vehicle, which is now being used to service Safetech clients.
The car will be dispatched to client’s homes, offices, or businesses in the event of minor problems with their alarms or equipment. For example in the event of low battery, power failure, or other various technical issues, a Safe-Tech employee will be dispatched to deliver, install and test replacement parts or repair any equipment that requires it.
The car (seen in picture above) will be parked at Safetech’s office seven days a week and accessible to the service department and trained technicians. The car has a 3 cylinder gas fuel efficient premium unleaded gas engine, so as a result reduces the impact on the environment each trip a Safe-Tech technician makes to a client’s home.
The car is clearly marked in with Safetech’s logos and colours so keep a look for it on the roads, and don’t hesitate to call if you have any issues and we will gladly send it your way!
After the recent release of Stats Canada’s crime statistics, it looks like crime in Canada is decreasing. However, the idea that many Canadians are not reporting crimes to police has recently been in the news a great deal.
It started when Treasury Board President Stockwell Day stated that “People simply aren’t reporting the same way they used to.”
“We’re very concerned . . . about the increase in the amount of unreported crimes that surveys clearly show are happening,” said Day.
One of the main things you can do to prevent your home from becoming a target for break-ins is to always make it look like you’re at home.
If you’re away form an extended period of time, you should always stop your newspaper delivery and put a temporary hold on your mail. You can also have a trusted neighbour come by regularly and collect any mail before it builds up.
Placing your lights on timers and leaving a car in your driveway definitely help as well.
Now, with technology and social media growing, there are a few new things to avoid as well.
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Statistics Canada has released their police-reported crime statistics for 2009.
“The crime rate, a measure of the volume of crime reported to police, fell 3% in 2009 and was 17% lower than a decade ago.
The Crime Severity Index (CSI), a measure of the seriousness of police-reported crime, declined 4% in 2009 and stood 22% lower than in 1999.
Violent crimes, which range in seriousness from harassing phone calls to homicide, accounted for about 1 in 5 crimes in 2009. Police-reported violent crime in Canada is also declining, but to a lesser extent than overall crime.”
From the Toronto Star:
“The facial-recognition software Toronto police will use to track down suspects in its G20 summit investigation is an off-the-shelf tool that can sort through multiple databases very quickly.
The Canadian Bankers Association bought and installed the software because ‘the banks and the CBA have investigative functions, too. We investigate crimes against banks,’ spokeswoman Maura Drew-Lytle said Thursday.
Their source is mostly ‘photos from security cameras’ in banks, she said. Once the banks compile their information, ‘we turn it over to the police.’
In the G20 investigation, the CBA and its technicians trained in using facial-recognition software will help police try to match the pictures they have from images on many different databases, including those from Canada Border Services Agency.”
Security cameras have long been used to identify criminals.
When a crime takes place, one of the first thing police officers do is try an obtain as much security camera footage as they can. Having the actions of a criminal recorded on video presents a strong case. That’s why video surveillance cameras are such effective deterrents to crime.
As technology improves, the ability to correctly identify criminals grows.