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It’s Fair Time!

Corn dogs, carnival rides, exhibits and deep-fried everything—who doesn’t enjoy a day out at the fair? Soon crowds will swarm state fair grounds and if past years are any indication, the turn-out will continue to break…

When Experience Counts: Securing Events

Large scale events often involve thousands of people filling up a stadium or lining miles of streets for marathons and parades. Mobile Pro Systems has extensive experience providing mobile surveillance and communications support for national events including two Super Bowls…

A Falcon of Their Own

There’s no doubt the Guardian Trailers program put in place in Eugene, Oregon, last year has been a resounding success.* So much so, that the Parks & Open Space division began to borrow the Falcon 3100 camera trailer whenever…

Another Success Story in Keeping the Peace

The residents in a comfortable South Minneapolis neighborhood were growing uneasy. A few blocks away, they had been noticing an uptick in suspicious activity at an apartment building where shady-looking characters hung out on the front stoop and large…

Car Vandals Take Cover in Park and Ride Lots

Late one afternoon, Terri Winter stepped off the city express bus and walked to her vehicle in the neighborhood Park and Ride lot like she always did on a work day. But from the moment she started her SUV, she…

Highlights from ISC West 2019

The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the largest converged security trade show in the U.S., and without question, it’s the highlight of Mobile Pro Systems’ year. No other trade show gathers more…

Warehouse Security: A Vulnerable Link in the Supply Chain

Facilitating the secure transfer of goods from manufacturer to consumer is no small task. The surge in e-commerce platforms and consumer direct delivery options means more goods are flowing through more facilities than ever before. The pressure to process…

MPS Expands Operations at New Headquarters

Mobile Pro Systems is excited to announce the acquisition of a new headquarters and production plant in West St. Paul, Minnesota. The new facility nearly triples our space from 17,000 square feet to over 46,000 and has allowed…

MPS Commander 3400: Under the Hood

The Commander 3400 series surveillance trailer was designed for one-person transport and setup with every detail engineered for ease of use. When you take a look inside, you won’t find a mass of cables and wires patched together…

Mobile Surveillance for All Seasons

As the polar vortex slipped out of its normal Arctic boundaries and sent temperatures plunging across the Northern hemisphere in recent weeks, we were reminded of the force of Mother Nature and how unpredictable she may be. While no product…

Arming the Danger Zone

Accidental death and injury to trespassers present a serious public safety concern for electrical substations and other high-risk sites such as construction projects. Thieves looking for copper wire or pipe have been known to ignore safety signs and breach…

‘Guardian Trailers’: The Backstory

Reporting by NBC16 KMTR informs the public about the Guardian Trailers program when it was rolled out in Eugene, Oregon. Community confidence in the ability to work and shop safely in downtown Eugene, Oregon, was slipping last year and the…

Maple Grove Police Launch Retail Crime Initiative

Maple Grove, Minnesota, is a popular shopping destination in the Twin Cities Metro area, but not all shoppers want to pay for their selections before taking them home. Retail crime is known to spike 20% to 35% during the holiday…

Finding Common Ground

Spacious grounds, walking trails and recreational areas are just a few of the reasons why more and more people are calling multi-family communities their home. But sharing outdoor public space with private townhome or condo living can present some…

A Champion in Our Midst

When Jeron Stiffler joined our production team last spring he brought more to MPS than his skills as a machinist, welder and fabricator. We soon learned about Jeron’s passion for the martial arts and his dedication to training, competing…

Mobile Pro Visits Jefferson County MACC

Mobile Pro traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, for a one-day event to demonstrate the Commander 3400 camera trailer and related mobile surveillance equipment for Jefferson County Metro Area Crime Center (MACC) members. The MACC partners with 22 local agencies who…

MPStatus Dashboard – A Closer Look

An integral feature of each product from Mobile Pro Systems is an operating system we call MP Status & Control. Using any computer, tablet or smartphone, you can access the dashboard for this system and view real-time data about…

Harvest Heists
The Agribusiness Challenge Part II

From California to the Mississippi Delta region and beyond, rural crime prevention task forces have taken root to combat the increasing losses of crop theft. Citrus fruits, avocados, nuts, and other in-demand produce items can command high prices, particularly…

MPS Unveils CheckPoint at Pacific Gas & Electric Event

When Pacific Gas and Electric along with Johnson Controls team members stopped by Mobile Pro Systems’ booth at ISC West this spring, they were impressed. Seeing the quality of the Commander 3400 trailer up close with its superior engineering and…

High Marks for High Tech Campus Security

Day to day, institutions of higher learning are teeming with activity as students, faculty and visitors flow through a mix of open grounds and buildings that rival small cities. Campus populations fluctuate considerably given the time of year and can…

Commander 3400 Headed for Fort Mojave Reservation

We enjoyed meeting officers from the Fort Mojave Tribal Police Department last week when they received training on their new Commander 3400 surveillance trailer. One of the features they were quick to appreciate is the tool-less setup on the…

Restoring Calm After the Storm

Devastating damage after storms can leave communities shaken and emergency responders worn thin. Power outages, roadways obstructed with debris, and emergency rooms overflowing with people requiring medical attention are just a few of the challenges local response agencies might face…

When Cameras Are Not Enough

The 3400 trailer provides exceptional deterrence with lights, strobes and auditory alarms. Mobile video surveillance is fast becoming a core security practice employed by nearly every industry. It provides vital evidence when losses occur to prosecute thieves and vandals, and…

Lessons Learned from the Red Gold Rush

It was dubbed the ‘Red Gold Rush’ over a decade ago, when copper theft reached epidemic levels and received national attention for its threat to critical infrastructure and property. As thieves targeted any accessible source of copper wire and pipe…

Mobile Pro System’s Role at the Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl security personnel made necessary increases and adjustments that took into account last year’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas and a recent increase in “lone wolf” attacks such as the Boston Marathon bombing and numerous vehicle-ramming…

Video As A Reliable Witness

Video is an excellent reliable witness, especially in the dark of night and in remote spots where you don’t have any feet on the ground. While the presence of a video camera is a helpful deterrent to criminal activities…

Construction Theft is on the Rise…Are You Prepared?

It’s a nightmare scenario for every contractor, large and small: construction site theft. Arriving on site only to realize that equipment, tools or supplies have disappeared is guaranteed to feel like a punch in the gut to firm owners…

It’s Fair Time!

Corn dogs, carnival rides, exhibits and deep-fried everything—who doesn’t enjoy a day out at the fair? Soon crowds will swarm state fair grounds and if past years are any indication, the turn-out will continue to break attendance records. The main challenge in policing large fairs is the sheer number of security…(Read More)

Large scale events often involve thousands of people filling up a stadium or lining miles of streets for marathons and parades. Mobile Pro Systems has extensive experience providing mobile surveillance and communications support for national events including two Super Bowls, the 2017 Presidential inauguration, Miss America pageant, 2014 MLB All-Star Game, NCAA Final Four…(Read More)

A Falcon of Their Own

There’s no doubt the Guardian Trailers program put in place in Eugene, Oregon, last year has been a resounding success.* So much so, that the Parks & Open Space division began to borrow the Falcon 3100 camera trailer whenever they could. When availability became an issue, the city obtained a Falcon 3100 for Parks…(Read More)

The residents in a comfortable South Minneapolis neighborhood were growing uneasy. A few blocks away, they had been noticing an uptick in suspicious activity at an apartment building where shady-looking characters hung out on the front stoop and large old cars with blacked-out windows were coming and going at all hours of the…(Read More)

Late one afternoon, Terri Winter stepped off the city express bus and walked to her vehicle in the neighborhood Park and Ride lot like she always did on a work day. But from the moment she started her SUV, she knew something was very wrong; and being the daughter of a mechanic, she knew exactly…(Read More)

From border to border and points in between, North American pipelines stretch for miles carrying crude oil and natural gas to their destination. Years of planning and research are required prior to laying a pipeline and then more years of construction follow once the project has begun. As each segment of new line is installed…(Read More)

The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the largest converged security trade show in the U.S., and without question, it’s the highlight of Mobile Pro Systems’ year. No other trade show gathers more security professionals in one setting—to see what’s new, view exhibitions, and keep up…(Read More)

Facilitating the secure transfer of goods from manufacturer to consumer is no small task. The surge in e-commerce platforms and consumer direct delivery options means more goods are flowing through more facilities than ever before. The pressure to process, transfer and deliver goods as swiftly as possible is increasing; unfortunately, this can create vulnerabilities…(Read More)

Mobile Pro Systems is excited to announce the acquisition of a new headquarters and production plant in West St. Paul, Minnesota. The new facility nearly triples our space from 17,000 square feet to over 46,000 and has allowed us to add more product assembly areas plus extra rooms for customer meetings and training…(Read More)

The Commander 3400 series surveillance trailer was designed for one-person transport and setup with every detail engineered for ease of use. When you take a look inside, you won’t find a mass of cables and wires patched together, but a neatly arranged setup that wisely uses the space to maximize access to individual…(Read More)

As the polar vortex slipped out of its normal Arctic boundaries and sent temperatures plunging across the Northern hemisphere in recent weeks, we were reminded of the force of Mother Nature and how unpredictable she may be. While no product is a match for every single possible weather condition, we have worked hard to ensure…(Read More)

Arming the Danger Zone

Accidental death and injury to trespassers present a serious public safety concern for electrical substations and other high-risk sites such as construction projects. Thieves looking for copper wire or pipe have been known to ignore safety signs and breach fenced areas to encounter life-threatening power lines or equipment. Many of the surveillance systems…(Read More)

Reporting by NBC16 KMTR informs the public about the Guardian Trailers program when it was rolled out in Eugene, Oregon. Community confidence in the ability to work and shop safely in downtown Eugene, Oregon, was slipping last year and the Eugene Police Department (EPD) was determined to reduce incidents and bring people back. When they…(Read More)

Maple Grove, Minnesota, is a popular shopping destination in the Twin Cities Metro area, but not all shoppers want to pay for their selections before taking them home. Retail crime is known to spike 20% to 35% during the holiday shopping season which prompted the Maple Grove Police Department to launch a proactive retail crime…(Read More)

 The Eugene, Oregon, police department was featured in a KMTR news report that highlights their new ‘Guardian Trailers’ program which places Falcon 3100 and Commander 3400 trailers from Mobile Pro Systems around the city. KMTR reports that although the program has been in place for just a few months, reaction from the city residents…(Read More)

Finding Common Ground

Spacious grounds, walking trails and recreational areas are just a few of the reasons why more and more people are calling multi-family communities their home. But sharing outdoor public space with private townhome or condo living can present some security challenges for associations and owners alike. While many residents may assume surveillance is in…(Read More)

A Champion in Our Midst

When Jeron Stiffler joined our production team last spring he brought more to MPS than his skills as a machinist, welder and fabricator. We soon learned about Jeron’s passion for the martial arts and his dedication to training, competing and paying it forward by teaching others. In addition to being a certified black belt…(Read More)

Mobile Pro traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, for a one-day event to demonstrate the Commander 3400 camera trailer and related mobile surveillance equipment for Jefferson County Metro Area Crime Center (MACC) members. The MACC partners with 22 local agencies who work together to gather, evaluate, analyze and distribute information regarding criminal activity in and around…(Read More)

In the retail industry, they call it ‘shrink’. The term refers to employee theft or fraudulent activity to steal product for personal use or to be resold. For elevators and co-ops, when an employee allows a truck to load up grain and drive off without completing the proper paperwork or receiving authorization, ‘shrink’ takes…(Read More)

An integral feature of each product from Mobile Pro Systems is an operating system we call MP Status & Control. Using any computer, tablet or smartphone, you can access the dashboard for this system and view real-time data about your deployed equipment. This gives you the ability to monitor system functions from even miles…(Read More)

From California to the Mississippi Delta region and beyond, rural crime prevention task forces have taken root to combat the increasing losses of crop theft. Citrus fruits, avocados, nuts, and other in-demand produce items can command high prices, particularly after harsh growing seasons affected by fires, floods or drought. What makes stolen produce even…(Read More)

When Pacific Gas and Electric along with Johnson Controls team members stopped by Mobile Pro Systems’ booth at ISC West this spring, they were impressed. Seeing the quality of the Commander 3400 trailer up close with its superior engineering and design, led them to the decision to purchase. It also drew them into a conversation…(Read More)

It sounds like something from the well-worn pages of a Western novel: the bad guys sneak in the dead of night, round-up the livestock, and drive the herd away. Except modern day rustlers use horsepower instead of horseback and head for the nearest highway. They know it will be hours or possibly days…(Read More)

Day to day, institutions of higher learning are teeming with activity as students, faculty and visitors flow through a mix of open grounds and buildings that rival small cities. Campus populations fluctuate considerably given the time of year and can easily swell into the thousands at large stadium or sporting events. Monitoring for suspicious activity…(Read More)

We enjoyed meeting officers from the Fort Mojave Tribal Police Department last week when they received training on their new Commander 3400 surveillance trailer. One of the features they were quick to appreciate is the tool-less setup on the trailer’s embedded solar panel which will get a lot of use in the Southwest…(Read More)

Members of the Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office recently visited Mobile Pro Systems for hands-on training for two Commander 3400 mobile surveillance trailers they acquired in June.  The department obtained the trailers to assist with monitoring public events and for emergency management deployment. Participants were given a thorough overview of how the trailer…(Read More)

Devastating damage after storms can leave communities shaken and emergency responders worn thin. Power outages, roadways obstructed with debris, and emergency rooms overflowing with people requiring medical attention are just a few of the challenges local response agencies might face. The weather is never predictable and can create a large-scale crisis in a matter…(Read More)

The 3400 trailer provides exceptional deterrence with lights, strobes and auditory alarms. Mobile video surveillance is fast becoming a core security practice employed by nearly every industry. It provides vital evidence when losses occur to prosecute thieves and vandals, and when monitored live, can allow businesses to take action immediately. When thousands of dollars’ worth…(Read More)

It was dubbed the ‘Red Gold Rush’ over a decade ago, when copper theft reached epidemic levels and received national attention for its threat to critical infrastructure and property. As thieves targeted any accessible source of copper wire and pipe with ruthless disregard, the damage to buildings and property often far exceeded the value of…(Read More)

COMMANDER 3400 MOBILE SURVEILLANCE TRAILER Police departments around the nation are faced with tight funding, so they value any tool which helps expand their surveillance coverage and make the best use of their valuable personnel. Mobile Pro System’s Commander 3400 mobile surveillance trailer is one such device. With a 36-foot telescoping mast topped…(Read More)

Super Bowl security personnel made necessary increases and adjustments that took into account last year’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas and a recent increase in “lone wolf” attacks such as the Boston Marathon bombing and numerous vehicle-ramming, crowd attacks. Personnel also took strict measures to prepare for unruly fans and facilitate crowd…(Read More)

Mobile Pro Systems Helps Secure & Reduce Risks for Electrical Substations Utility company break-ins are on the rise which poses a great threat to our national electrical grid. Although the electrical grid is regulated by the federal government –both by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC…(Read More)

Video is an excellent reliable witness, especially in the dark of night and in remote spots where you don’t have any feet on the ground. While the presence of a video camera is a helpful deterrent to criminal activities, the actual video footage captured can assist with investigation, evidence, prosecution, and frequently even convictions…(Read More)

It’s a nightmare scenario for every contractor, large and small: construction site theft. Arriving on site only to realize that equipment, tools or supplies have disappeared is guaranteed to feel like a punch in the gut to firm owners, managers and employees. According to NER’s third annual “Equipment Theft Report,” the value of…(Read More)