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Break-Ins and Security Measures

WASHINGTON DC 10.19.2017


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Break-Ins and Security Measures
Break-Ins and Security Measures
Suburban office buildings seem more fortified than ever, but that doesn't mean they're immune to break-ins and damages. Yesterday, BOMA Suburban Chicago's Alert Network held one of several security roundtables (there?re more next week). Here, Transwestern's June Garby  and Lincoln Property Co.'s Marnie Bellows  share tales of broken glass doors and pickpockets sneaking in unlocked back doors: June says, ?You have to get the tenants to do as much as possible for themselves." Marnie feels safer because her complex contains a Dunkin? Donuts, so it's usually crowded. (A cops/donut shop joke would be too easy; we won't even mention the idea.)
Break-Ins and Security Measures
Continental Offices' Shawn Brown, Emil Anderson and Son's Albert Macejak, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Fred Kruger also shared stories. While Albert once had three cars broken into in his building's parking lot in one week, he says his biggest problem is skateboarders, who ruin rails and ledges. Solution: Fred's installing new railings with spikes. Albert also encouraged interaction with tenants, but says he doesn't use e-mail because he'd rather talk to them personally.
Related Topics: BOMA International, June Garby