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Darren Boyer, July 15 2022

Follow The Money

You know the saying ‘Follow the money’.  When it comes to who loses money and who makes money when crime happens, a clear pattern emerges.

Below I’m going to list people and organizations who touch crime.  Many of them are in place to protect and defend the public. Beside that list I’m going to describe how the money flows.

Follow the money, and you see that only ONE party, the property owner, is always directly and financially hurt when crime hits them.  

Here's the main thing to think about with this list.  If those organizations and people in this list actually got hurt financially when crime happened, they would be shouting the solution to stopping it from the rooftops.  

Crime would barely exist if they would lose some of their paycheck because of it.

Especially when the ways to stop it are so obvious, even an outsider to the industry like me, could learn the way to do it after a couple years of study.

As a home owner you are the only player in this 'system'  who has any financial  incentives to make crime stop. 

There are good people in every one of the organizations listed.  Those people often give their time, even their whole careers doing the right thing to help keep people safe.  Still, no matter how many good people are involved, they are only a cog in the big machinery that just keeps on rolling and getting paid for crime to continue.

When I saw this, I knew at Lightcatch we needed to do something different.   If you follow the money for Lightcatch, we get paid when crime gets stopped, and Lightcatch loses money if a crime happens at your home. This is the way it should be.

 

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Darren Boyer

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