According to the National Emergency Number Association, there are roughly 240 million 9-1-1 calls in the United States every year. The NENA reports that in some communities as many as half of all calls come from cell phones. Sadly, non-emergency calls for things like losing a passport or locking yourself out of your apartment clog the system and slow down response time for legitimate emergencies.
Increasing crime rates near your community may have residents up in arms – literally – seeking better security for their homestead and their loved ones that occupy it. Whether you own or serve as the property management company for a multi-unit housing complex, make residents and homeowners’ safety a priority in 2014 by considering adding a security patrol to your agenda.