Jessica Culver was monitoring accounts in our Verification Center on Saturday night when she received audio activations coming from the kitchen storage area at a youth resources center in Bremerton, WA. She could hear a loud crash followed by movement and voices. Jessica dispatched Bremerton PD and stayed online with the dispatcher. The officers arrived and were searching the facility with K-9 when the emergency contact for the campus saw two males running through the neighboring grocery store parking lot. The officers were able to chase down the suspects and arrest them. No losses have been reported from the building and the officer for the case requested the audio file from the Verification Center to use in the investigation.
Security alarms for nonprofit organizations are a necessary part of ensuring that as many resources as possible go to the mission of the organization. While keeping overhead costs low is important, investing the amount needed to ensure comprehensive protection of the space is a cost that should never be cut. The loss of equipment, confidential information, gifts-in-kind and costs incurred from damage to a building can all lead to serious financial troubles at non-profit organizations, especially at ones where money is already tight. Though it may seem like some non-profit organizations would not be a good target for burglars due to limited office space or older technology, charitable organizations are hurt by crime every year. If your non-profit organization could use the peace of mind and true protection that comes from verified security, please let us know. We also offer a great referral program for non-profits, where we give up to $400 to the non-profit of your choice, which could be used to offset some of the upfront investment.