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Echelon was founded in the City of Portland, Oregon. In the late 2000’s owners of Echelon began observing the needs of business owners and the community around us. In 2018, they began to formulate a new business model for security in the modern age.

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The “Law Enforcement Model” of Security

As I discussed in my prior blog, without properly working governmental structures, especially the elements within the criminal justice system, the “Observe-and-Report” security model fails…

The Failings of “Observe and Report” Security Models

Currently, most CONUS (within the continental United States) private security platforms largely operate within the confines on two legacy models:  Although exceptions in the industry…

How Security Through Community Alleviates Crime

Security through community refers to the idea that a community can take an active role in preventing crime and promoting safety through a variety of…

Lost and Found: One Person’s Misadventure Becomes Another’s Reunion

By: Officer Jill M Burr—Five to the Seven It was a cold rainy day on November 30th, 2022 and I was out on the corner…

Countering Houselessness

There are many ways to address houselessness, and the most effective approaches typically involve a combination of strategies. Here are a few ideas: It is…

Growing Concern for Houselessness

Houselessness is a condition in which individuals or families do not have a stable, permanent residence and are unable to access safe and adequate housing.…

Rising Crime Rates: Realizing the Causes

There are many factors that can contribute to rising crime rates in a given area. Some of the most common causes include poverty, a lack…

Private and Public Security: Same and Different

Private security and public security refer to two different types of security services. Private security refers to security services provided by companies or individuals, typically…

Private Security’s Answer to Community Threats

Threats to security in a community can take many forms, and can vary depending on the specific location and circumstances. Some potential threats to community…