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What to Consider for Reliable and Effective Security for Your Business

Somehow, it's not surprising that there are more burglaries in the last two weeks of the calendar year -- the time between Christmas and New Year's -- than any other. That's when our stockings are hung and full of goodies, our stores are stocked with all of the latest gadgets, and our schools are closed for holiday. Unfortunately, it's a ripe environment for crime. But that doesn't mean that you should let your security slip over the summer. Many of the risks for businesses are the same, no matter the season. Summer is also a high time for shopping, and the summer recess for many schools, colleges, and companies means idle hands for the devil's workshop. Retailers suffer $44 million in inventory shrink around the country every year. And yet, it's possible that up to 67% of all burglaries could be prevented by the simple installation of reliable and effective security measures,...

Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley Named to SD&I Magazine Fast50

Now in its fifth year, Security Dealer & Integrator (SD&I) magazine’s Fast50 program is the premier market research, best practices and ranking program for security dealers and integrators in the security industry. Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley has been ranked 45 out of the top Fast50 security companies.     According to Joe Allen, Vice-President/Owner, Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley, “We are once again honored to be included in the SD&I Fast50 list. Our goal is to make sure our valued customers receive the security and peace of mind they deserve every single day.” Security services providers tend to be like the proverbial lumberjack balancing on a floating log. As the environment changes and evolves, and footing becomes even slicker and more unforgiving, those companies that embrace changing trends and technologies and overcome the challenges that stand in their way are the ones that will not fall — eventually rising to the upper echelon. The 2016...

Human Error is Your Security System’s Biggest Weakness

Many people who have never worked with commercial security products before are often surprised to find out how many options there are to choose from. There's internal security, external security, access control systems, fire protection, CCTV camera solutions, and more. Some businesses will only require one of these systems for protection while others will opt for an all of the above approach. Yet no matter what kind of commercial security systems you ultimately choose, there's still one dangerous flaw in your system: human error. Every year, police will respond to 38 million alarm activations, but 94 to 98% will be false alarms. These false alarms require a minimum of 20 minutes and two police officers while also wasting company time and resources. Then there are the flaws created not so much by human error but by human mischief. PIN codes used for access control can be forgotten or shared, while it's...

What’s the Best Form of Access Control for Businesses?

Most people think of business security systems as a way to protect against external threats. That's why most of the commercial security systems Philadelphia business owners install are focused on preventing burglaries or shoplifting. But when you've spent years installing the commercial security systems Philadelphia residents rely on for protection, you learn that some of the biggest threats to an organization come from the inside. While a business security camera system and the best intrusion detection system can help alert you to unwelcome visitors, it's just as important to protect yourself from unscrupulous employees. For instance, while 38% of inventory shrink is caused by shoplifting, another 34.5% is caused by employee theft. Not only that but in certain environments, employees can wander into unsafe areas, putting themselves at risk and exposing your company to enormous liability. For all these reasons and more, the best commercial security systems Philadelphia has ever seen increasingly...

Why You Should Use Verified Audio Intrusion Detection

Are you using conventional security alarms for your business? You may be putting your business and your livelihood at risk. Using non-verified security alarms makes you rely on easily compromised technology - such as motion sensors and door contacts. These older, less effective systems have a remarkable 98-percent false alarm rate. A proven solution to increase the effectiveness of your security system is to add Verified Audio detection. Why is Audio Detection superior to the motion sensors of conventional alarm systems? Motion sensors simply detect when there is motion. It is impossible to properly verify - it could be anything from a mouse or other animal, to a plant or fluctuation in heat. Or, it could be a thief. Unfortunately, nothing can be done but to simply guess, and many police departments no longer respond to unverified alarm systems. Verified Audio on the other hand is monitored. Staff can hear exactly what’s going...

Improve Security at Your Construction Site

During a construction project, there are always going to be security threats specific to construction sites that can be difficult to manage. Unprotected sites will have a high risk of theft of uninstalled materials, equipment (such as copper cables), and installed materials, such as copper wire & pipes that can be torn out of walls. You have valuable assets to protect and deadlines to meet, and so security should be top of mind. Unfortunately, theft is becoming more and more common, costing the construction industry more that $2 billion per year in North America. It can happen on projects of all sizes, ranging from enormous construction projects such as airports, office towers, and highways, to smaller housing developments. Organized criminals, individual thieves working alone, and even the workers themselves, all target construction sites. These criminals will steal anything from copper wiring, appliances, and tools, to drywall, lumber, and other building materials. This activity...

3 Crucial Benefits of Commercial Security Solutions That Can Save Your Business from a Catastrophe

Your business is likely the most valuable investment you have to your name, and you should be doing everything in your power to protect it at all costs. Therefore, you need to be investing in the latest and greatest commercial security solutions available to protect your investment -- as well as your safety. Police respond to approximately 38 million alarm activations per year, and you may be surprised at how common attempted burglaries have become. Even worse, structure fires caused by electrical failures happen quite routinely, and fire alarm systems are particularly important for hotels and restaurants. While there are several things you cannot control in the world of business, protecting your investment with commercial security solutions is certainly something you can control. Here are just three of the many ways that reliable and effective security systems can save your business from a potential catastrophe: Video surveillance cameras Perhaps the most important reason to...

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...