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Stop Stalling, Install Retail and Business Security Cameras This Year

Over the past two years, residential security cameras have become a major new trend among homeowners. At the same time, security cameras for businesses here in Delaware have gone from being a good idea to non-optional. Whether you run a small retail operation or own a giant office building, CCTV security cameras let you monitor your space 24/7/365. Perhaps it's no coincidence that as security cameras have made a major comeback, the heroin crisis has turned into a full-blown epidemic here in Delaware. Unfortunately, Delaware residents in the throes of heroin addiction often resort to criminal activity like shoplifting and burglary. Watch Videos of Crimes Caught on Camera by our Delaware Security Cameras! Yet many people don't realize that not only can security cameras help catch criminals in the act, making it easier for the police to do their job, but they're also a powerful tool for preventing crime in the first place....

Case Study: 3 Takeaways from a Recent Robbery in Delaware Caught on Tape

This March, police in Georgetown, Delaware are hunting for two suspects caught on camera as they robbed a local restaurant. Around 1:00 am on Wednesday, March 9, two suspects broke windows and entered the Georgetown China Wok, setting off intrusion detection systems as they did. While the thieves are still on the loose, the caught on tape burglary can also help us understand how crimes like these happen in real life. Even if you have the best intrusion detection system in the world, it's important to have all the information you need to protect your business, your employees, and your property. Lesson 1: Many Criminals are Stupid, Incompetent, or Both Despite what you see in blockbuster films, most criminals are just plain stupid. Not only did video surveillance cameras get clear shots of the Georgetown thieves, but the criminals barely got away with any money during their failed heist. According to WMDT, video...

3 Things Burglars Think You Can’t See, But Your Security Cameras Will

No business is perfectly safe from the threat of burglary. Obviously, the key to preventing them is to be prepared, but how do you know what you need to be fully protected? As they say, you must get into the head of your enemy to understand them. So here are a few things robbers think are their advantage, which can really be used to yours: Hidden in the shadows: Most robbers are not risky enough to break-in somewhere in broad daylight. Therefore, most believe they are covered by the dark of the night. Thanks to commercial security systems, this is far from the truth.Most security cameras are now built with better resolution and improved capabilities to capture light. This means they are able to see and record far more in the dark than can be seen with the naked human eye. Not to mention that audio-based intrusion and alarm systems would likely...

Choose a Security System That Makes Sense for Your Business

Last week, a Mac store in Edmonton, Canada experienced a violent armed robbery. Local business owner Lawrence Brendel believes that the right approach for companies to take is to be proactive about security -- especially when there’s a lot on the line. In 2003, Brendel’s jewelry store was also robbed at gunpoint. While it is unfortunate that businesses have to take such things into account, his advice is nothing if not practical; “You're a sitting duck here, you've got to do what you can do,” he explained in an interview with CBC. Proactive Approach One of Brendel’s security solutions is to require all people to buzz into the store. This allows his staff to evaluate who is asking to come in, and ensures that the business is always aware of who is inside. He also has security cameras that he can monitor through a phone app. Naturally, it’s impossible for most businesses to adopt...

4 Commonly Stolen Items for Security Systems Philadelphia Retailers to Protect

Shoplifting is a notoriously difficult issue for any company to prevent. It’s simply impossible for someone to keep an eye on every person who enters a store. Worst of all, it has a serious impact. Shoplifting was responsible for about 38% of the $44 million of inventory shrink experienced by American retailers, while another 34.5% was lost to employee theft. What's even more amazing, though, is what gets stolen. Here are just a few of the most commonly shoplifted items: Meat: Many retailers are being left wondering, where’s the beef? Shockingly, meat has proven to be a favorite amongst shoplifters. The pieces stolen are most often the top-quality cuts, such as filet mignon or lamb chops. Razors: You’ve probably noticed the giant glass cases of razors when wandering through the store, or have at least seen the commercials complaining of how difficult it can be to actually purchase them. However, it would seem...

Protect Your Business From Employee Theft

Theft among the staff is a real problem for all business owners and managers, especially in the retail and restaurant industries. From robbery and shoplifting, to internal causes such as shipping and accounting errors - the opportunities for loss sometimes outweigh a retailer’s resources for managing it. One of the most prevalent and growing crimes is employee theft. Out of all theft related incidents, over 33% is due to employee theft up from 19% in 2008, according to Retail Council of Canada and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Retailers are turning to more sophisticated ways to monitor inventory and prevent internal loss. We’ve come up with a list of tips you can follow to reduce the risk and instance of employee theft. Screen Potential Employees When hiring new employees, be sure to take the necessary steps to screen them properly. Background and criminal checks, drug screening, and references are important to making sure you have...

Protect Your Place of Worship

Many places of worship have no formal safety and security measures in place. There are inherent safety and security risks to take into account, and for some locations there are greater levels of risk that will need to be properly assessed and managed. Usually, there’s no security system in place, no safety committee, no partnership with first responders, no training and no emergency plans. Your organization does tremendous good for the community you serve. A burglary, an assault, a fire, even a false accusation could seriously threaten your ability to carry out your mission. A good place to start a safety and security program for a place of worship, a church, or a religious & faith-based organization, is to bring together a committee of community volunteers who can build a relationship with first responders by having your local law enforcement, fire department and paramedics do a walk-through of all your facilities, so...

Top 10 Reasons Keys Put Your Business at Risk

Do you use keys to secure your business? If the answer is yes, you may be exposing your business to an uneccessary security risk. The following is a list of 10 reasons keys might be a liability at your company. • You aren’t restricting keys to those who actually need them. • You don’t keep complete, up to-date records of the disposition of all office keys • You lack procedures for collecting keys from terminated employees • You fail to mark all keys with “Do Not Duplicate” to prevent legitimate locksmiths from making copies without your knowledge • Keys are often left unguarded on desks • Unauthorized personnel may report a “lost key” and receive a “replacement” • You do not routinely remove numbers on all keys to prevent unauthorized duplication • You did not assign one responsible person to be in charge of issuing all keys • Keys are not systematically stored in a secured cabinet • You fail to keep a record showing issuance and return...

Sonitrol Security Team Member Receives National Award

Sonitrol Security has announced that Stephen Fox, Regional Manager, Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley has received the 2015 Sales Warrior Program award. Steve finished second out of 159 representatives in the Chief Division (TCV) Total Contract Value of over $3 Million. This is the first time Steve has been recognized for his outstanding sales and customer satisfaction. He will be officially recognized at the Annual Conference in Indianapolis on April 16, 2016. Steve will receive a five day cruise for to the Caribbean in February, as part of his award. According to Joe Allen, Vice-President/Owner, “Steve Fox is a valuable member of the Sonitrol Security team. Not only does he succeed in sales and service, he is an inspiration to everyone in the company. We are proud that he is being recognized nationally for his efforts.” Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley provides a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art security solutions...

Access Control is Essential Part of Your Total Security Solution

Access control to a site or installation is one of the most essential components of a good quality security system. It determines who enters the area, how the access is controlled, and what technology or equipment is used to make the access happen. An access control system can range from something simple, such a fob access to a larger and more sophisticated security solution using biometrics. The best managed access control systems are integrated with other security devices and are designed to seamlessly support a larger security system, such as; Verified Alarms, CCTV, and 24/7 remote monitoring. Controlled access is most efficient when its introduced as part of a multi-layered defense. Access control can be integrated with other core aspects to create a seamless solution to protect your staff, buildings and assets while helping you save time, reduce administration overheads and react more quickly to required changes. The right...