The Mesa Safe Team is currently attending the 2011 National Restaurant Association Show, which takes place from May 21st – 24th at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The NRA Show is The International Foodservice Marketplace that leads America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation to bring forth quality to the people they serve.
The show was founded in 1919, as the leading business association for the restaurant industry. The association strives to help its members and their communities to build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. The show creates a foundation for its members by providing the opportunity for representation, tools, education, networking, research and insights. It has represented more than 380,000 restaurant locations as well as developing food safety training and certification program for restaurant employees. It provides members the ability to improve their own business with the tools and solutions that are available at the show.
We are one of the hundreds of thousands of members who have the opportunity to be a part of such a prestigious organization that has served its members for over nine decades. As a manufacturer and supplier of high security safes, we provide restaurant owners the chance to see our full line of safe products to protect and secure their valuables such as cash, receipts and insurance information. In addition to showcasing our products, we would also like to bring awareness and educate those that are looking to invest in a high security safe. We want everyone at the show to remember that there are plenty of safes out there, but in order to be fully protected against theft or fire, especially in the restaurant industry, that a STEEL constructed safe is the ideal choice.
So far, we have been receiving a tremendous amount of response and attention to our depository safes. The attendees recognize that our line of depository safes serve as an efficient product, as well as the ultimate solution to cash management. We are definitely excited to interact with such a diverse industry and promote our products. Please stop by our booth #4633! We’d love to talk and meet with you all.
The man behind the scenes is William Castle. He was living a wealthy life filled with expensive family cruises, sporting designer clothes and luxury items bought for his home all while still satisfying his gambling habit. He enjoyed the lavish life apparently living off just benefits.
It was a very deceiving lifestyle, as the 50-year-old man was paying for all his extravagance through stealing from businesses across Hampshire and southern England. However, William Castle didn’t do it alone, as he was assisted by a group of trusted “lieutenants,” Castle managed to steal more than £250,000, which is equivalent to about $409,250.00 in U.S. currency in cash, plus goods by breaking into warehouses, shops, restaurants and a garden centre.
The team even managed to steal a safe from Winchester’s InTech science centre – a charity-run museum that works with schools across Hampshire. The team was no ordinary and inexperienced group. They raided the areas wearing dark hooded tops and balaclavas where they would cut phone lines, destroyed CCTV cameras, removed alarms off walls and cover smoke detectors to avoid being disturbed and detected.
They would often operate during the dark and after hours, they used angle grinders to cut their way into safes and steal whatever they found from tons of copper piping, iPods and electrical goods to Argos jewelry. Apparently they were compared to the “A-Team,” a popular television show during the 1980s where the members of the team would perform outlandish stunts.
However, the police caught up to the group of criminals after watching Castle, and through phone records, DNA evidence and CCTV footage, they were able to prove that all six group members were involved in the crimes. Today, Castle and his team are behind bars after being jailed for a total of 32 years.
After being caught with stealing the safe from InTech, Castle was pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and money laundering. He was only receiving £200 a night from his Jobseekers’ allowance, yet he was able to pay for a family trip to the Canary Islands as well as another cruise later in the year that totaled to £6,000. Not only did he manage to pay for those expensive cruises, but even managed to throw away £85,000 in gambling in just seven months. The estimated total of stolen goods was £300,000 plus the ten of thousands of pounds of damage done to the properties they destroyed.
Judge Gary Burrell described Castle as the “career criminal” who was the “ringleader” of the gang, responsible for organizing and initiating the burglaries. He said that Castle was even going to commit even more burglaries as they were “daring risk taking” that he found “breathtaking.” The judge also described one of the crime scenes at the Argos Store as an “extremely audacious attack” where access to the building was “like something from the A-Team through skylight.”
This month, there was a burglary that occurred in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The most typical burglary that you see in movies, yet you never expect it could happen to you. The police had investigated a home burglary where they are looking for the suspects who stole jewelry, cash and two safes. The homeowner came home to a broken patio door that happened around 9:30pm on a Tuesday night. The officers said that the suspects threw clothes and other items around the master bedroom before finding and taking jewelry, cash, and two small safes from the home. The police were even called into a home on a Wednesday afternoon from a burglary alarm, where they found a broken window on a back door to the home. The homeowner found kitchen cabinets, drawers and previously locked doors open. The owner reported that jewelry and cash had been stolen.
Both of these burglaries are a prime example why you can never be too careful. These exact break-ins can happen anywhere at anytime. What is even more surprising is that these burglaries took place during primetime hours, not early morning or late at night. That’s why having a high security safe is necessary in keeping your valuable items safe and protected.
A high security safe has all the features you need in order to keep your documents, jewelry, cash and other items protected. The different features a high security safe provides is that it’s fire-resistant. The all-steel construction of the safe provides durability and strength all while being able to withstand extreme temperatures of heat. The door of a high security safe is constructed with a barrier of outer and inner plates enclosed with fire resistant material.
Most importantly, the high security safe is theft resistant. With an all-steel construction the burglar will have his hands full trying to crack open the safe. The high security safe has electronic lock protection, which is also protected by a drill-resistant hard plate preventing any type of drilling through the safes. The high security safe also uses massive 1 ¼’’ diameter live locking bolts of solid steel that goes into the body to prevent any burglar from prying the door open.
The school administrators of M.U. Lujan Elementary School in Guam had to clean up the mess that took place during the school’s spring break. The school was broken into for the 19th time this school year over the holiday break. Erica Sudo Cepeda, the Assistant Principal, says that two safes and a vending machine were brought into the office. The two safes were from different locations on campus, which were pried open. The vending machine was also damaged.
One safe had about $275 in cash donations that was suppose to go towards a science fair as well as the end of the year teacher luncheon. The other safe contained confiscated student items such as cell phones, mp3 players and other school-prohibited devices. After this being the 19th break-in of the school year, the school is asking students to report any information they might have. It’s sad to see that donations going towards an educational program could be canceled due to criminal acts and poor judgment. It’s even more unfortunate that this is the 19th break-in in just the school year itself. With the school being broken into so many times, you would think that the school district would take bigger measures to prevent theft.
Cepeda said, “Ms. Rameriz, the Principal, had asked the teachers to an optional field trip through the office. Myself and a Guidance counselor did some outreach on the vandals and said that if they have information they can talk to their teacher and they won’t be in trouble.” The break-in started in between the times of 1:30am and 7:00am on Friday. The police were reported on a break-in at the school earlier that night, but had found only little damage. However, the school was broken into about two hours later.