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Philly Is Ripe With Crime: Here’s How To Help Stop It

That's right: Philadelphia experiences high rates of crime. In fact, Philly's overall crime is 46% higher than the U.S. national average. Although the city is on a path to becoming safer -- rumor has it that the number of crimes committed each year has been decreasing by 1% -- it's still pertinent to protect yourself from forms of harm.  Here are some of the best ways to prevent crime from occurring at your place of business.  Install security cameras Even if the security cameras are fake, installing a camera at the entrance and cash registers of your business is a great way to deter theft in the first place. Should a robbery or theft occur, your digital video will capture the incident for evidence. Security cameras are one of the leading forms of business security systems available on the market.  Security access systems Security access is key to protect employees at a corporate office. While...

Four Reasons Your Security Should Include Managed Access Control

Looking to improve the security of your business? Perhaps it’s time you bring your property into the 21st Century with the implementation of managed access control. Lock and key has been a way to keep assets secure for thousands of years but rapid changes in technology have greatly improved the way we secure our possessions. Today, we have new ways to secure our assets or locations, including pass codes, magnetic swipe cards, fingerprint recognition and keyless access control.  Managed access control is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve your security. A typical access control system can range from something simple, such a key fob or a plastic card, to a larger and more sophisticated security solution using fingerprint biometrics or iris scans. Not only can managed access control systems track and restrict who goes where and when, these systems also only allow authorized users to enter your facility or designated areas...

Evaluate Your Business for Security Issues

Commercial security risks can come from a variety of threats. It is imperative you do not make your business a target for crafty criminals. Some aspects of security are self-evident and often small business owners try to address their building security by piecing together off the shelf products. This is not an effective approach to secure your building, assets or employees. It could be highly risky and leave you vulnerable. Security is not just about technology but also how technology is used to protect a location, how it is integrated, where it is implemented, and how it is operated. Some security threats can only be addressed by technology (systems and alarms) and others can be handled by processes or by limit With decades of expertise, we have created a series of questions to ask yourself to help identify the security risks for your business. Answering yes to one or more of these security questions highlights...

Why You Need Security Cameras In Your Office Environment

It might not seem like your office really needs security camera solutions. After all, most of your work is done on computers and your employees don't handle the exchange of money, right? Here are some of the best reasons to install security cameras in your office.  It protects your assets Even though you're not working with money directly, you still have valuable goods and assets within your corporate office. Tablets, phones, even entire computers might be stolen by a disgruntled employee. By using a commercial security system, you will be able to stop internal theft. It's been reported that 35.5% of inventory shrink is due to thefts committed by employees.  A surveillance system will also ensure that your timing matches up with the actions committed by your employees. Say an employee clocks in at eight in the morning, but claims that they punched in at seven. By monitoring your cameras, you can disprove...

What Makes Your Businesses a Target for Burglars?

Burglars commit the crime for any number of reasons: it could be because they are strapped for cash, or they just saw something in your business that they liked. Regardless of their motivation, there are reasons your company might be more prone to burglary than your competitors'. Why?  There is no security surveillance or alarm A burglar is less likely to break into a home or business that utilizes obvious video surveillance systems or other automated systems. In fact, it's been estimated that nearly 70% of burglaries can be stopped by the presence of a video camera. Your secure automated systems will alert you if anyone tries to break into through a variety of methods. Your business is on the corner of a street It's especially important to utilize a commercial security system if your business is located on a street corner. While it might seem like this makes your business less of a...

Common Misconceptions About Security

Thousands of small, medium and large businesses are broken into every day, with the result sometimes being catastrophic for the company. Whether opening for the first time, moving locations or simply looking to upgrade, business owners have a lot of aspects to consider. The security of their premises should be high priority on that list. Nearly 9 per cent of small businesses suffered a burglary in 2016, according to Chicago-based insurance agency Insureon. The survey revealed that a business owner could pay up to $8,000 out of their own pocket following a burglary incident - not a small price to pay. Thankfully, there are security measures a business can take to significantly lower that risk, but choosing the right option is essential. Here at Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley, we’ve created a list of the five most common misconceptions when it comes to conventional security systems. 1 - All security companies use the same technology Most security...

Emergency Planning 101 For Your Business

Disaster can strike your business at any time and in any form, whether it be a robbery or a nature-driven event. The best way to protect you and your employees during a crisis is to prepare an emergency plan with detailed steps. Consider these options to include in your business’ emergency plan.  Create a meeting point Establish a meeting point with your employees at a location inside the company headquarters and one location outside in case an evacuation is required. At the inside location, make sure important materials are stored close-by, including a flashlight, a typed emergency plan with directions, first-aid kit, and a charged phone to call for help.  Establish safe zones within the office Should a threat to the company enter the building, create designated zones with locked doors to protect your employees. Whether it’s a shooter or a robber, these zones should do a good job of hiding your employees and...

Employee Protection: Top 3 Valuable Items To Be Stolen From Your Employees

Whether you work in a big city or in a small community, theft occurs everywhere. It’s important to know how to protect your employees and their belongings. When you’re installing your new security alarm system, consider these common items your employees own that might be stolen.  1. Bicycles Your eco-friendly employees will need extra protection from a good business surveillance system. Bike thefts rank among the top stolen items according to home insurance claims. While encouraging your employee to buy a bike lock might be the cheaper option, it’s your job to ensure the safety of the goods of your employees. Installing cameras or motion detectors from a reliable security alarm company is a great way to deter criminals and record the incident should a bicycle be stolen.  2. Mobile phones and laptops If your company utilizes technology in your day to day operations, your employees are at-risk of theft both inside and outside...

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4 Factors Influencing Inventory Shrink

The Global Retail Theft Barometer published by the Center for Retail Research discovered the fact that North American retail loses up to $45 billion in inventory due to inventory shrink every year. That's a shocking amount of lost value to endure every year. Believe it or not, most of this loss can be attributed to four major factors.  Employee Theft Just because someone works for a company, it doesn't mean they are any less likely to steal something. Employee theft is a big issue in retail and in corporate offices. To combat this issue, advanced access control systems and solutions offer you the ability to track keycard data. This holds employees accountable, builds trust, and catches theft in action. Shoplifting If you own a business of any size, you need a store or office security system. People shoplift. It's going to happen no matter what you do. Still, office security systems with audio and...

Focus On Company Safety: 4 Tips to Keep Your Employees Safe

No matter what kind of company you're running, there is one aspect of your business's operations that needs to be a top priority: safety.  If a company or building isn't safe, not only will workplace productivity take a hit, overall quality of life will decrease because you and your workers will be anxious and constantly worried about their job, their health, and their safety. That's why it's imperative that you focus plenty of energy and resources on keeping each one of your employees, and your entire building, extremely safe.  Here are some excellent tips for ensuring safety across your business:  Video surveillance cameras -- You need to make sure your building is safe and secure 24 hours a day. It's estimated that approximately 67% of burglaries can be prevented by the installation of video surveillance cameras. These business security camera systems will not only prevent criminals from attempting to break into your building,...