After 10 Unsolved Robberies, Lincoln Business Happy to be Prepared

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LINCOLN, Neb.-- Locked up and safe, this is how owner of iRepair Smartphones, Hyle Erwin, likes to keep his inventory.

"It became a priority right away after that first [burglary] robbery," said Erwin.

Erwin's shop was broken into twice during a two week span back in Aug, 2013. But the second time he was ready.

"It's about as high as quality as you can get without running out of hard drive space," said Erwin.

That high quality he's talking about is a new surveillance system he installed immediately after the first break-in.

"We have eight different camera's," said Erwin. "Showing our store from multiple angles."

The security camera's are strategically placed so that if a thief came in, they would immediately see themselves on the monitor, a deterrent for criminals.

But there's more, like something out of a James Bond movie.

"We got a phone that's going to help track the location of that thief," said Erwin. "So if they do happen to steal our phones, one of them will be track-able."

On top of this Erwin said the alarm system is also new, and more responsive.