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Solar Panel Theft Heating Up

News out of Napa Valley, Calif., hit national airwaves recently but not for its world renowned wine vintages. Seems the bucolic landscape, not far from San Francisco, is becoming a hot bed for solar panel theft. Hoodlums are preying on the numerous solar panel installations that stand among the rolling rows of grapevines and elsewhere. To fight back, installing security contractors are being relied on to erect remote video surveillance tools and other means to quell the dilemma that some are describing as an “epidemic.” 

Rodney Bosch
Managing Editor
SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION

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Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for latimes.com. Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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