No matter where you live or how safe you think your neighborhood is you should never keep your guard down. Just recently a police report was filed in Wichita, Kansas, which two safes were stolen from a home. The police are asking the neighborhood and community to aid them in the investigation if they have seen any suspicious criminal activity.
The residential burglary took place over the past weekend where the suspect stole an estimated $45,000 in cash, jewelry and other miscellaneous valuables. The home is located in the 6500 block of West Briarwood Court where the owner discovered that his home was robbed around 3:45 on Saturday afternoon when he returned.
He noticed that the burglar broke into his home through a windowpane on a door where he reached from the inside to unlock the door. It seemed like the thief only had their eyes on the main prize by taking the two safes and leaving behind the big-screen televisions, computers and other electronics.
Fortunately the owner did have a video surveillance that captured the suspect during his break in. The suspect was about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a hard hat, light colored t-shirt and blue jeans during the scene of the robbery.
We’ve mentioned a dozen of different break-ins and robberies in residential homes. This is probably your most common type of burglary where the suspect was able to get in fairly easy just by breaking the windowpane and opening the door from the inside. In most cases, this is how burglars usually gain entrance. It also seems like the burglar had only one thing on its mind, stealing the most valuable assets and getting out as quickly as possible.
Again, we never know what types of safes the owners carry, but we always remind our readers, that if you’re going to secure that amount of valuables into your safe, you better be investing in a high security, all-steel safe. Not a lightweight and cheap built safe that any burglar can swiftly carry out the door. You need the best possible protection against burglary and theft. Considering this was just a one-man job, it’s hard to believe that the owners did have high security safes. If they had a high quality constructed steel safes, it might have been a different story.
The safes we offer can weigh up to over 500 pounds and can be bolted onto the floor for added security. If they did have a high security safe, it would have been a lot more difficult to steal the safes. We also hope the owners had a better hiding spot for their safes. If you carry valuables with a large amount of value, then you should be hiding your stash in the most unrecognized and unfamiliar areas of your home. The number one spot a burglar will be looking is an office or your bedroom. Sure, it is convenient to have your valuables right next to you where you sleep where its easily accessible, but it probably isn’t worth it when trying to hide it from thieves.
Although it is very unfortunate that the owner had a massive amount of valuables stolen from him, he did have his own home security surveillance system. Most people will have to rely on neighbors or witnesses, but most of the time you're left with no witnesses or evidence that makes it a lot difficult to identify the suspect. It's a huge relief that the video surveillance caught footage of the suspect. That can be very substantial in an incident like this. It will help the police significantly and hopefully the valuables are returned in full to the rightful owners.
Orange, CA , July 5th, 2011 – Mesa Safe, a leading Residential and Commercial Fire and Depository Safe company located in the United States, announced today that security industry veteran Derrick Allison has been named National Sales Manager for North America.
Allison, who brings to Mesa Safe more than 20 years of industry experience, began in the Security, Access Control and Fire Life Safety business in the late 80’s as a security sales representative for ASSA Abloy in Chicago, IL. He has gained a breadth of experience in such roles as sales representative, Business Unit Leader, Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and VP of Sales primarily with Best Lock Corporation, ASSA Abloy, Stanley Security Solutions and most recently with Corporate Safe Specialists.
“Derrick brings to Mesa a wealth of sales knowledge and management experience,” said Mesa Safe President George Vicente. “We are proud to have him as part of the Mesa Safe family and look forward to his contributions as part of our leadership team.”
“I’m excited to join a company whose main priority is customer satisfaction,” said Allison. “Consistent year-over-year productivity and goal achievement is realized through focus on strategic daily activities and the drive to meet all of our customer’s expectations. With over 20 years in this business, there is already a great deal of experience and knowledge to build on, but what stands out most about Mesa Safe is their strong customer relationships and their outstanding team effort approach to delivering results and to bringing innovation to the marketplace. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this growing organization and to adding my resources in helping them seize the opportunities that exists within the greater North America marketplace.”
Las Vegas, N.V. (May 2010) – Mesa Safe Company, the leader in residential and commercial safes, showcased their U.L. Class 350 – 1 Hour Rated Fire and Water Resistant Safes at the 2010 Hardware Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, May 4-6, 2010. To thousands of exhibitors, attendees, and industry professionals, Mesa Safe Company proved their commitment to highest quality products at the lowest possible prices.
“After years of seeing what was available to the general public in fire safes, I knew we needed to do something different, something that really is secure,” said George Vicente, founder of Mesa Safes. “We needed to combine fire resistance with more than just basic lock security. Our safe had to offer fire protection, be a deterrent to theft, and be made of steel construction inside and out. Water resistance is a must so it was added. We did it not just because customers demanded it, but because we know they deserve it.”
According to President and CEO of Mesa Safe George Vicente, who was in attendance at the show, "This year has been better than ever. We had an enormous turnout, and the buyers that stopped by were serious buyers. We not only got new accounts, but many of them were unexpected international accounts. Mesa Safe can expect a very positive 2009-2010."
With the economy in a down slope it’s no wonder why customers are flocking toward Mesa Safe. “People want to protect their cash and belongings, and are no longer putting their trust in bank safety deposit boxes," explained Regional Sales Manager Devin Rohrbacker. "People want to be 100% positive that their items will be safe and locked away, and that’s why they are putting their trust in our safes."
Mesa Safe prides itself on safes made to commercial standards that are sold through retail establishments, allowing an everyday person to purchase a commercial grade product. "Mesa Safe has been a leader in commercial and residential safes since the early 1980s, and continues to raise the bar and educate the world on home and commercial security," Rohrbacker said. The company's motto “Better Mesa Safe Than Sorry,” has never been truer.
For more information on Mesa Safe and their product lines, visit their Web site at www.mesasafe.com.