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Thought on security after the disappearance of Sarah Majoras

I have been a security professional for over a dozen years. Our business has many reasons why we get busy.  We are tied into the economy but we are also heavily tied into crime and many times the news ends up being our best form of advertising. 

When the economy was great, businesses expanded, people lived the American dream and opened their own business and our industry was happy to be part of protecting that dream.

Unfortunately in recent years, we have been much busier dealing with increases in crime and other unfortunate incidents that many residents of tight knit local communities never thought would hit so close to home.  The most recent one is the disappearance of Sarah Majoras. 

The small towns of New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ never expected something like this to happen. In the few days since, i have received many calls from New Hope business owners who either have extremely outdated video surveillance equipment (as you can see by the 'fuzzy' surveillance footage released on the news) or they have none at all. 

I want to start a movement, not just in New Hope but in other small towns throughout the area to educate business owners, as well as residents, on how to enhance security and if everyone looked at it as a precautionary measure, maybe there would have been enough quality video footage to have a better idea of what happened to Sarah.

At least that is what the business owners who have contacted me thus far have said to me. 

If anyone has comments or questions, they are always welcome.  If anyone knows business associations or groups within New Hope that may want to set up a security forum (not a sales pitch) that would be great too.  I can be contacted at cfnydick@verizon.net or 215-264-4234.  Thank you!

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Jane January 30, 2013 at 09:15 PM
"I want to start a movement, not just in New Hope but in other small towns throughout the area to educate business owners, as well as residents, on how to enhance security and if everyone looked at it as a precautionary measure, maybe there would have been enough quality video footage to have a better idea of what happened to Sarah." Reading between the lines, that sounds like "I want to sell some video security systems." Sounds like you are looking to make a buck off of the disappearance of a woman before we even know yet if she's safe, in peril, or dead. Abhorrent.
J January 30, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Sure reads like an ad.
Jane January 30, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Searched the name online and sure enough, this guy sells security systems. What a sleazy sales pitch.
Corey Nydick January 30, 2013 at 09:53 PM
My post starts off by saying that im a security professional. I dont hide that. My goal first and foremost is to educate people on whats available to them. I do this for many communities. Im sorry if that offends you. I figure if people find out from a professional whats available to them then they are able to research companies and choose the one that best fits their needs. Will some pick me? Of course and by doing so they gain experience, ultimate levels of customer service through my customer centric focus and expertise that only comes from my years in the business. Will others choose another company, such as ADT or Stanley for example? Yes. Either way if they take action towards enhanced security then my goal is accomplished! More importantly, business owners, employees and residents will be able to make their world and all that is important to them as safe as possible
jackie mullin January 30, 2013 at 09:54 PM
I didn't take this as a sales pitch at all.... I appreciate when a person, especially in their area of expertise, offers thier knowledge and helpful tints. The most important thing that any of us can do for our family and friends as well as co-workers or employees is to keep them safe anyway that we can. Thanks for the information!
jackie mullin January 30, 2013 at 09:55 PM
*hints... sorry for the spelling error! Don't want to be called anything for a mis-spell lol! Have a good day everyone!
Jane January 30, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Educate away, Corey - no need to do it on the back of a missing woman. If you hadn't invoked her name, I would be entirely unoffended by your sales pitch. Everyone has a right to advertise, but to try to wring some personal financial benefit out the situation, now that is what I find abhorrent. And I stand by that.
Corey Nydick January 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM
I feel is bad has anyone about the current situation. I looked at using her name as a way of making sure that everyone capture on the top of their minds. It is occurrences like this they caused me to say we are unfortunately busy when we are. Everyone is entitled to their opinion so I respect that. However you don't know me nor do you know my intentions nor did you ever get to know my intentions and instead you're decided tospeak about me in a derogatory fashion. the end of the day what I really want to do is get a group of people together who actually care about security and learning about it and educate them and it is unfortunate that incident like the 1 being referenced push security to the tops of people's minds. I am passionate about what I do and not out there to just make a sale. I actually care about people safety and if you would take 2 minutes to get to know me instead of making assumptions then you would realize that I am a true security professional who cares about people not just the dollar
Jane January 30, 2013 at 10:11 PM
I am sure the ambulance chaser lawyers who flock around accident victims, show up at the hospital, and send advertising mailers before the bodies are cold, think they are great guys who care about the people not the dollar too. But I appreciate your explanation, and I hope you recognize that I am a potential customer that your invocation of her name here offended. I don't know if others will agree with me or not - they get to make their own decision. But here and now, I'll tell you it leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I hope you chew on that in future advertising endeavors.
Corey Nydick January 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Again, if i offend i apologize. Thats not the intention. Nor is it to be an ambulance chaser. If i was an ambulance chaser i would be cold calling every business and direct mailing them. I would rather educate people on what is available. Then, if / when the time is right. Hopefully they consider me but more importantly they do something to enhance security and then my job is done whether the installation is done by me or any other company
Jane January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Thanks for thinking about the issue and engaging in dialogue. That certainly is a sign of a professional and good ethics, gotta give you that for sure!
Corey Nydick January 30, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Thank you for that comment. At some point, maybe we will actually meet and discuss issues. Thank you!
Wilma Fingerdoo February 01, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Corey, I don't know what "crime" you are referring to with the death of Ms.Majoras. The investigators don't suspect foul play, why do you? As for crime being on the rise and spreading these myths, do you have any statistics you'd like to share with us? Incidents of violent crime are actually down...and expensive security cameras, which you appear to be selling, only spread a paranoia that we all at risk of violent crimes and need to be under constant surveilance. Please don't fear monger over a likely accidental death.


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