PLANTATION SECURITY ALERT
March 17, 2009
NOT be complacent, DO NOT become a
With growing unemployment and a dwindling
economy, rural crime is on the increase, and the chances of
being victimized are increasing daily! In some parts of rural
America, land owners fear for their personal safety. The desperation
of unemployed urban dwellers is beginning to result in a new focus on
the less "fortified," large acreage property owners who appear to the
"have nots" to "have everything"! Unlike city folks who have police
and "911" response moments away, the Cavalry is few and far between in
Plantation Security is asking you to help us to protect you,
your family, your property, and the Plantation Community by immediately
implementing the precautionary security measures below.
In a few days, we will be sending you a
comprehensive "Plantation Owners Security Manual" and an updated list
of local Emergency Phone Numbers.
1. Owners and Managers, please remind
all employees to keep gates locked, offices, residences, Tack rooms and out
buildings locked. Our officers have recently made security checks of Plantation
offices and tack rooms that were not secure and completely unattended. (There
have been recent thefts of expensive tack on properties that PSI does not
2. If residences and offices have alarm systems, check with the
alarm company to ensure that the system is functional and that they have the
appropriate "key holder" and "response" agency on file if the alarm goes
off. Establish a written procedure for employees or family members to
"arm" the system when leaving work or home or during the night. If you are a
Plantation Security Client, be sure to list PSI and the local Sheriff as a
2. Everyone, remove keys and lock all unattended vehicles
and machinery and don't leave cameras, shotguns, purses or other valuables in
open view. Consider adding locking gas caps to vehicles and farm equipment.
Lock all fuel depots and keep inventory of fuel draws.
3. Maintain ample lighting (dusk to dawn activated) around
residences, offices, tack rooms, barns, and out buildings. Keep heavy foliage
trimmed away from residences, especially entrances and windows. Install motion
activated flood lights in dark areas around residence and offices.
4. If a residence is left unattended for any length of time
(vacation, shopping, etc.), tell other Plantation personnel so they can be
on the alert for strange vehicles or persons and call Plantation Security and
Plantation Security has been sending regular SECURITY
ALERTS to the Plantation Community for about 6 months, but we do not
have everyone's address. If you receive this Alert, please forward it to
other Plantation Owners, Managers and employees. They can get on our
Mailing list by sending a note to Secureland1@aol.com
or by making a request through our website www.plantationsecurity.com
We are currently compiling a comprehensive "Plantation
Owners Security Manual" designed to help PSI Clients, Owners and
Managers to provide the greatest criminal deterrence during these difficult and
threatening times. This information, along with an updated list of emergency
phone numbers, will be sent to you in several days and, shortly after, will
be available on our website, www.plantationsecurity.com
Be Safe, Be Alert!
Major Alan Lamarche, President
PS; PSI CLIENTS MAY DUPLICATE OR FORWARD THIS, FOR
DISTRIBUTION TO PLANTATION OWNERS/MANAGERS/EMPLOYEES ONLY!
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