In May 2009, $50,000 worth of copper disappeared from a Habitat for Humanity project in Omaha, NE. Habitat for Humanity partnered with Securitas after one of their partners utilized mobile services during a corporate build and didn't incur any losses. Securitas Mobile began arming homes that were in the process of being built and completed homes that were awaiting a family with alarm systems, with alarm response services and occasional patrol inspections. In the past four months, Securitas Mobile has documented three incidents that have proved successful in deterring crime. The first day service began for one property, the Tattletale alarm system was triggered. A Securitas Mobile patrol officer immediately responded to the alarm and saw three people running from the house. Luckily, nothing was stolen and there wasn't any damage to the property. Daniel Brewer, Construction Manager, Habitat for Humanity said, "Impressed with the performance of the system and good customer service, we installed similar systems on a number of our projects throughout the summer and this fall. We know it works because of several "near misses," where would-be thieves have forced open doors and been frightened away before they could steal materials or damage the homes, saving us thousands of dollars and valuable construction time."
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