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Preventative Measures: How Security Cameras Can Mitigate Employee Theft

As unfortunate as it may be, commercial security systems aren't only there to deter and detect outside thieves. While it's true that shrink forces North American retailers to lose up to $45 billion worth of inventory every year, a good chunk of that number comes from within the business itself. Approximately 75% of employees have admitted to stealing from their employers at least once, and -- with no verified security systems or surveillance cameras in place -- many have been able to get away with it. Let's take a look at three ways installing business security systems can prevent and stop employee theft. A Simple Act: In many cases, it doesn't take much to school errant or crooked employees into either obeying the rules or quitting. The very act of installing surveillance cameras will be enough to remind them that you can see their every move, and may make them think twice before...

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Choosing a Security System? These 7 Tips Will Help You Get the Right One

People who were victims of burglaries lost about $4.5 billion in lost property in 2013. Burglaries of residences accounted for about 74% of all burglaries reported that year. Many people put in high quality alarm systems to protect themselves, their families, and their homes from burglars. If you are choosing a security system, you may not know where to start. Here are some tips for choosing a security system that works for you: Think about who you want to put in your new reliable and effective security system. Do you want to do it yourself? Do you want to hire a professional to do it for you? Talk to some area companies that handle this kind of thing and think about how easy it would be for you to handle. Make sure any contract you sign with a security system monitoring company lasts no longer than one year. You can...

Why You Need Security for Your Business

If you own or manage a business, then it may be time to analyze your commercial security needs to ensure your employees and assets stay safer. Between access control systems, fire protection, surveillance solutions, and more, there are countless routes you can take to find the perfect set-up for your needs. Learn more about the many benefits you will gain by investing in reliable and effective security controls for your business today. Protecting Your Employees Offering better care for your employees produces heightened moral and a more positive work environment overall. Employees that feel better protected produce higher quality work and you will notice an improvement in attitude, as well. When it comes right down to it, going to work and feeling that you are being protected is a right that everyone deserves. Alarm systems give your workers peace of mind, and they will appreciate the extra care you put towards their safety. Preventing Theft Just...

3 Warning Signs Your Security System Needs to Be Updated

If you own or manage a business, it's essential that you ensure the company's security system is working at all times. Unfortunately, only one out of every seven businesses invests in some sort of security alarm dispatch system. So if you have integrated alarm systems, you're already one step ahead of other companies. But it's not enough to just have an alarm system, you need to have a reliable and effective security system. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few signs that your security solutions could use some updating. Poor or missing cameras: Security cameras are an important part of every security solution. They can help business owners keep an eye on what's going on both inside and outside the building. Cameras can also help deter people with bad intentions from stealing anything or trying to break in. But if the cameras are missing or show a poor...

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The Best Way to Protect Your Business Is 24/7 Monitoring

Protecting your business has never been more important than it is today. While many crimes have moved to the digital plane, there's still a significant risk of a physical break-in. Your business is your livelihood, which means you need to treat it as such. And the best way to do just that and prevent burglary is with high-quality burglar detection. Here's why. Trust in the Professionals Almost anyone can install cameras and keep an eye on their business when they feel the need. However, that's often not enough. What if you had highly trained professionals constantly monitoring for criminals and being able to contact authorities when you're not aware? Many alarm systems have a delay process before contacting your monitoring company the delay can be anywhere from 30 seconds to three minutes. Verified burglar detection systems are constantly watching your business to maintain security at all times. Having a security system that...

How Do I Know If I Experience A False Alarm?

When you rely on the best alarm companies in Philadelphia PA, you can rest assured that your business is protected from harm. Unfortunately, false alarms or other triggers might make you fear for the safety of your business. Here's why a false alarm may occur and how to ensure this type of issue doesn't happen in the future. How common are false alarms? Unfortunately, many alarm calls end up being a false alarm. This means that your home or business wasn't in any danger and it was something else that tripped the alarm systems. It's estimated that police will respond to a 38 million alarm calls each year but between 94% and 98% of those activations are false alarms. Why did I have a false alarm? There are numerous factors to why your business or property experienced a false alarm. One of the most common causes of a false alarm is an error in technology,...

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Deter Shoplifting In 3 Easy Steps

It's estimated that retailers in North America will lose nearly $45 billion in inventory shrink each year. When you want to deter theft from happening in the first place, follow these tips to keep your inventory safe. Watch for common shoplifting tricks Shoplifters often use the same tricks when they visit retail stores. Common techniques they use include: Working in groups -- If you see a group of people consisting of three or more, that's your cue to watch out. While it's rare that families will shoplift together, large groups of people might attempt to distract employees while other members stow away valuable goods. Large bags -- Large bags make it easy to conceal a variety of items. Also, watch for shoplifters who bring in multiple bags. Overly baggy clothing -- This includes large jackets or cargo shorts that have the opportunity for concealing many items. Loose clothing can also leave enough room for layering...

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3 Tips to Protect Your Business During the Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, more and more people are going to be out and about looking for gifts. And unfortunately, not everyone plans on paying for these gifts. Theft significantly increases during the holidays, with more break-ins occurring during the last two weeks of the year than any other time of the year. So businesses need to prepare now to prevent becoming a victim of theft. We've compiled a short list of tips to help protect your business this holiday season.   Go over security policies: The easiest way to prevent theft is by reviewing security policies and protocols with your employees. All employees should be aware of security protocols, like locking up and setting the alarm. If the office is going to be closed for the holidays, ensure all employees know where to lock up their belongings in the office and you should update the alarm company of the holiday hours....

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Top 3 Ways To Keep Your Employees Responsible

Human error happens within every industry. Forgetting to clock in, miscounting money in the drawer, or making small mistakes are common. Though technology has made it easier to streamline the workplace, it's still increasingly important to promote workplace responsibility among your staff. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.  Encourage leadership within the workplace Before you involve any technology, establishing a healthy workplace is key. If your employees don't trust their workplace and management, it's going to foster an unhealthy, negative working environment. Work to build trust among your employees and showcase a positive attitude. If you're not willing to serve as a role model with positive leadership to your employees, you might be in the wrong profession.  Install security cameras Security cameras are beneficial to businesses for a number of reasons. Not only do they protect your business and employees, but they also help create a more responsible working environment....

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3 Security Features Every School Needs To Keep Kids Safe

When you think of school security, a few common images come to mind: security guards, cameras, and maybe even a metal detector.  Many schools work hard to keep their children and faculty safe, whether it be through burglar detection or fire protection; but schools are still targets of violence and theft. Here are some of the best security features that should be implemented in a school in addition to these common methods.    CCTV Camera Solutions A CCTV camera solution is one of the best ways to track the comings and goings of students and faculty alike. Using them both inside and outside the school property can deter violence among students, identify dangerous activities, and help locate students in times of danger. Security cameras should also traverse the school grounds, including fields when necessary.  Of course, be sure to inform students and faculty about security camera locations and ensure student privacy is withheld in private...