Expect the unexpected from burglars: ADA ramps & snack shacks

Chelsea Mitchell Security Resources

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Skateboarding may not be a crime; stealing a wheelchair ramp is

Scrap metal doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of schools and school districts’ risk for theft.  Unfortunately, metal wheelchair ramps for portable classrooms have recently become an attractive target for thieves.

The theft of aluminum wheelchair ramps from homes, apartments and living facilities has been increasing across the country over the past few years.  In January, one was stolen from the home of a Tacoma girl with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Law enforcement agencies continue investigations into these thefts to determine if the ramps are stolen for scrap metal, to use for skateboarding, random acts of vandalism or other reasons.
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The High Cost of a Snack Attack:  100% protection for concessions stands minimizes loss

Even after more than 30 years of catching bad guys in the act and hearing all the crazy things crooks do, we’re still surprised at the damage people will do to steal items of little or no value.

School concessions stands serve as a prime example of this.  People, often kids, smash windows, destroy locks, squeeze through roof hatches or bore through a wall, just for a few bags of candy.  Repairing the damage done, not replacing the stolen snacks, becomes the huge expense.  To minimize these losses, organizations need concessions area security designed for the earliest possible detection of threats.
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Knox Box Trouble
In January, our team learned of a series of burglaries in the Seattle area in which the perpetrators stole a Knox Box, retrieved a master key from it and returned to the facility at a later date to steal items inside.  In order to make our clients aware of this risk, we sent out a Security Alert.
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“Verified” Safe Schools
Education facility security newsletter
Spring 2011 edition
Skateboarding may not be a crime;
stealing a wheelchair ramp is
Scrap metal doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of schools and school districts’ risk for theft.  Unfortunately, metal wheelchair ramps for portable classrooms have recently become an attractive targets for thieves.
The theft of aluminum wheelchair ramps from homes, apartments and living facilities has been increasing across the country over the past few years.  In January, one was stolen from the home of a Tacoma girl with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Law enforcement agencies continue investigations into these thefts to determine if the ramps are stolen for scrap metal, to use for skateboarding, random acts of vandalism or other reasons.
(read more)

The High Cost of a Snack Attack: 100% protection for concessions stands minimizes loss

Even after more than 30 years of catching bad guys in the act and hearing all the crazy things crooks do, we’re still surprised at the damage people will do to steal items of little or no value.

School concessions stands serve as a prime example of this.  People, often kids, smash windows, destroy locks, squeeze through roof hatches or bore through a wall, just for a few bags of candy.  Repairing the damage done, not replacing the stolen snacks, becomes the huge expense.  To minimize these losses, organizations need concessions area security designed for the earliest possible detection of threats.

(read more)

Knox Box Trouble
In January, our team learned of a series of burglaries in the Seattle area in which the perpetrators stole a Knox Box, retrieved a master key from it and returned to the facility at a later date to steal items inside.  In order to make our clients aware of this risk, we sent out a Security Alert.
(read more)