Chris E. McGoey is an internationally known security expert who is often contacted by the media on the subjects of violence prevention, crime prevention, loss prevention, business security, premises liability, and personal safety. Mr. McGoey has conducted over 7000 security surveys of commercial properties where crime has been a problem and has provided advice on how to reduce the risk.
He is available to the media as a technical expert and has experience with live broadcast interviews as well as assisting in the development of special investigative reports, crime drama and reality TV shows. He is comfortable in front of a camera or microphone and understands the process. See his personal safety video library.
Mr. McGoey can speak with authority about the crime problems associated with homes, apartments, hotels, convenience stores, gas stations, fast-food outlets, shopping centers, retail stores, banks, ATMs, universities, schools, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and parking lots.
He can speak from experience about how to recognize, deter, or prevent criminal activity such as homicide, kidnap, rape, robbery, assault, carjacking, home invasion, gang activity, burglary, auto theft, shoplifting, credit card fraud, identity theft, vandalism, loitering problems, and workplace violence.
Mr. McGoey can speak on technical security industry issues regarding video surveillance, alarm systems, investigations, employee interrogation, and consumer fraud. He also can speak to security officer issues of hiring, training, and supervision, background checks, incidents of misconduct, excessive use of force, false arrest, and retail racial profiling.
Examples of Recent Media Contacts
“Holiday Home Security Tips,” interviewed by Jennie Higgins for a story about home security while on winter vacation for This Old House magazine (2013).
“Preventing Crime in Public Storage,” interviewed by Elizabeth Ferrin for an article published in Mini-Storage Messenger magazine (2013).
“Home Security Through Your Smartphone,” interviewed for a feature story about high-tech home security for Channel 2, CBS News, New York (2013).
“Video Surveillance Options for Small business,” interviewed by John Pullen for an article published in Entrepreneur Magazine (2013).
“Terrorism Alert: What Should Overseas Travelers Do?” interviewed by Grace Cutler about State Department travel warnings to the Middle-East for Fox News (2013).
“ATM Drive-Thru Robbers Sought,” interviewed by Daniel Chacon about serial ATM robbers and how to avoid becoming a victim for the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper (2013).
“Theft Solutions for Eye Care Salons,” interviewed by Erin Morgan for an a story about preventing theft losses for Eye Care Magazine (2013).
“Shoppers Guide to Preventing Auto Theft & Carjacking,” interviewed by Michael DeWara for a feature article for International Business Times (2013).
“Burglary Prevention Tips While on Vacation,” interviewed by Kara Yorio for an article published in The Record newspaper New Jersey (2013).
“How Can You Prevent ID Theft in today’s Digital Times?” interviewed by Stephanie Simon for a story published in Identity Protection newsletter (2013).
“Security Expert Comments on the Tampa Convenience Store Homicide,” interviewed by Dan Sullivan about a recent c-store murder for the Tampa Bay Times newspaper (2013).
“Home Safe Home,” on-camera interview with Bridget Carey for a story about low and high-tech security options for homeowners and renters for WCBS-CBS TV New York (2013).
“What Can Homeowners do to Prevent Home Invasion,” interviewed live on The Talk Show with Brian Allen on CKNXam 920 radio London, Ontario, Canada (2013).
“Inventory Shrinkage Challenge,” interviewed by Lisa Gerard for a story about small business solutions to inventory loss for Entrepreneur Magazine (2013).
“Home Security: Are You Really Safe?” TV segment filmed on-location demonstrating before and after home security solutions for the NBC Today Show (2013).
“Will High-Tech Gadgets Provide Better Home Security?” Created a series of video segments for use on TV shows for News-Pro-Net (2013).
“Personal Safety Tips for the Home, Family & Workplace,” created a series of personal safety video segments for the John Tesh TV show (2013).
“How Does the Public Know if a Bank ATM Location is Dangerous?” Interviewed by Torres McNelly for a story on ATM crime for Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (2013).
“Plan to Stay Safe,” interviewed by Howard Riell for an article about cash management systems and safes technology published in Convenience Store Decisions magazine (2013).
“International Travel Security Requires Planning,” interviewed by Jay Clark for a feature story about how to travel safely during these turbulent times for the Miami Herald newspaper (2013).
“Before you Leave on Vacation, Have a Security Plan,” interviewed by Lee Katz for a story about family vacation planning for Liberty Mutual Magazine (2013).
“Is Your Car a Target for Auto Parts Theft?” Interviewed by Emmett Pierce for an article published in Bankrate Insurance magazine (2013).
“Target Store Hit by Organized Retail Thieves,” On air radio interview with Ron Kilgore about high volume merchandise thefts in San Pedro, California for KNX 1070 News Radio (2013).
“Safely Managing Petty Cash,” interviewed by Susan Johnson for an article about business cash handling procedures to prevent loss for American Express client services (2013).
“Keeping Your Home Safe,” interviewed by Jennifer Alsever for a story about ten tips for home and family safety for MSN (2013).
“New Trend in Pet Surveillance,” interviewed by Misty Harris for a story about using home video surveillance technology to remotely monitor pets for Postmedia News Canada (2013).
“Technology @ Home Security?” interviewed by Julie Schmit for a story about the benefits and misconceptions of using technology for security USA Today newspaper (2013).
“Bank Robberies Down in US,” interviewed by Jack Nicas about the reasons behind the nationwide decline in bank robberies for the Wall Street Journal newspaper (2013).
“Security Solutions at CES,” interviewed by Kelly Grant about the plethora of electronic security systems offered at the Consumer Electronics Show for Smart Money magazine (2013).
“Philly Pest Control Worker Murders Doctor and Lights Her on Fire,” IQ-106 radio interview with Mary Ellen Geist about the murder of Doctor Malissa Ketunuti in her home (2013).
“Campus Safety in US and China,” participated in an international panel discussion about school violence solutions for China International Today Radio Show Beijing, PRC (2012).
“Clackamus Town Center Shooting,” interviewed by Suzanne Stevens for a breaking news story about the active-shooter incident for Portland Business Journal, Portland, Oregon (2012).
“Mall Security,” interviewed by Jessica Rosenthal about the Clackamus, Oregon Mall Shooting for the Fox News Radio (2012).
“Calls for Mandated Security for Convenience Stores Questioned,” interviewed by Amy Canfield for a story about C-store security ordinances for Security Director News (2012).
“Staying Safe During the Holidays,” interviewed by Ben Giles about family protection while shopping and traveling for the Washington Examiner newspaper (2012).
“6 Steps to Protecting Your Financial Self,” interviewed by The Street magazine for a story about preventing loss from credit cards and bank accounts (2012).
“Is Fighting Back the Best Tactic for Colleges in an Active Shooter Scenario? Interviewed by Alexis Shaw for a story about campus training options for ABC News, New York (2012).
“Do It Yourself Home & Business Alarm Systems,” interviewed by Erik Martin for an article published in Costco Magazine (2012).
“Bomb Threats Require Emergency Planning,” interviewed by Ryan Johnson for an article about bomb threats response at universities for the Forum at North Dakota State University (2012).
“Hiding Spare Keys Around the House,” interviewed by Jessica Feder for a story about the risk hiding spare keys near an entry door for HGTV magazine (2012).
“Residence Hall Security Involves Planning,” interviewed by Matt Starns for a feature story about student safety in college dorms published in the Daily Iowan newspaper (2012).
“Make Your House One that Burglars Will Avoid,” interviewed by Susan Salsbury for an article about family security planning for the Palm Beach Post newspaper (2012).
“Clinton Man Charged with Murder in Pepco Imposter Scheme,” interviewed by Bill Giles for a follow-up story about home invasion robbers for Washington Examiner newspaper (2012).
“Hotel Crime Trends in New York City,” interviewed by Kelly Pace for a story about crime prevention procedures used by hotels for NBC News NYC (2012).
“Use of Excessive Force by Nightclub Bouncers,” interviewed by Dennis Shannon about reasonable training for bouncers in nightclubs for the KONA radio show - Washington (2012).
“Nightclub Security & Bouncer Training,” interviewed on a radio talk-show by Chad Malkus for the Shore Law Show an ABC affiliate – WCEM-AM in Maryland (2012).
“Simple Home Security Tips,” interviewed by Kevin Cirilli for an article about basic steps for securing a home on a budget for Men’s Health magazine (2012).
“Home Safe Selection Guide,” interviewed by Anne Stuart for a story about how to assess the proper a home safe for Consumers Digest magazine (2012).
“Beware - Home Invasion Robbers Posing as Utility Workers,” interviewed by Ben Giles for an investigative report about these robberies for the Washington Examiner newspaper (2012).
“Low-Tech Loss Prevention Methods: Employee Theft & Shoplifting,” interviewed by Michael Sudmeire for a feature article in Action Outdoor & Bike magazine (2012).
“Burglar-Proof your Home for Free, interviewed by Kristina Mastrocola for a story about inexpensive home security ideas for Women’s World magazine (2012).
“Home Security – From the Cable Guy,” interviewed by Kellie Grant for a story about cable companies offering alarm services for Smart Money magazine (2012).
“Evolution of Cash Management,” interviewed by Howard Riell for a feature article about Smart Safes designed to make employees safer for Convenience Store Decisions magazine (2012).
“Honing In on Lost Goods?” Interviewed by Kelly Grant for an article about the efficacy of GPS tracking devices published in the Wall Street Journal newspaper (2012).
“Shoppers Shaken by Assaults with Carts at City’s Malls,” interviewed by Tim Stelloh for a story about the bizarre use of shopping carts for the New York Times newspaper (2012).
“Training in Robbery Prevention Promotes Employee Safety,” interviewed by Dianne Molvig for an article published in Pizza Today magazine (2012).
“Security at the Scene of the Crime,” interviewed by Bill Brenner for an article about securing notorious crime scenes for CSO magazine (2012).
“Home Invasion – What Would you Do?” interviewed by Emily Mahaney for a feature story about surviving home invasions and street robberies for Glamour magazine (2012).
“Spring Break Home Safety Tips While on Vacation,” interviewed by Claire St. Amant for an article about burglary prevention tips for unoccupied homes for Associa Living (2012).
“Shoppers Gone Wild,” interviewed by Teresa Novellino about trends in flash mob robberies and the near riot at the Apple Store in Beijing for Portfolio magazine (2012).
“Home Invasion Rattles MD Neighborhood,” interviewed by Emily Babay for an investigative report about home invasion robberies in Bethesda, Washington Examiner newspaper (2012).
“Lax Security Claimed in Apartment Complexes,” interviewed by Aisling Swift for a story about recent ligation involving violent crime on rental property for Naples Daily News (2012).
“Basic Safe Room Construction for Homeowners,” interviewed by Jim Gorman for a feature article published in Popular Mechanics Magazine (2012).
Past Media Contacts
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