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Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The Sonitrol team spent the day on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 visiting area police departments to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Concerns for Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and other partnering organizations, have created this very special day dedicated to recognizing the law enforcement community and thanking them for the sacrifices they make every day while protecting our communities. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) is celebrated each year on January 9 and Sonitrol Security is a proud supporter of the nationwide effort. For more than 50 years, Sonitrol Security and law enforcement agencies have had a deep connection and partnership.  Sonitrol Security prides itself in being the leader in verified electronic security which significantly increases the safety and efficiency of officers responding to alarm calls, resulting in more than 175,000 documented apprehensions since 1977. To show support, the Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley team visited local police departments in Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey...

The 4 Best Alarms To Keep Your Business Theft Free This Holiday Season

Did you know that in the last two weeks of December there are more break-ins than at any other time of the year? Preparing your home or business for this holiday season is important, especially with all the gifts stashed in your house or extra inventory you've stocked for the holiday season. Here are some steps you can take to improve your home or business security and ease your mind over the holiday season.  Alarm Systems If you live in a home with simple locks and no alarm system, you are a big target for petty thieves. A determined burglar will be able to pick your lock with ease, but if they notice that you have an alarm system installed, they might not try to break in at all. If they do attempt to enter your home, your alarm will sound. This will instantly alert you and law enforcement so that...

Reducing Inventory Shrink With Security Systems

As a business owner, one of the most important things you can do is ensure the safety of your product and reduce shrinkage. According to The Global Retail Theft Barometer, as published by the Center for Retail Research, North American retailers lose roughly $45 billion in inventory from shrinkage every year. Although it might not be realistic to reduce this number to $0 every year, the commercial security system Philadelphia uses has high hope toward preventing your business from being part of this statistic.  Inventory shrink is more complicated than simple theft, although theft is included. Shrinkage includes customer theft, employee theft, breakage, returns, and lost product. The largest two contributors to this statistics, though, are employee theft and customer shoplifting. So how do you prevent this? Security cameras are a basic starting point. Having eyes on your store at all times is the first step toward catching thieves in action.  Swipe...

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Travel

10 Things to Do Before Your Holiday Trip Before your flight or road trip, use this checklist to get your house ready.  Visiting family? Taking a tropical vacation? Holiday travel time is here – and there’s plenty to remember to do before you leave home.  Before you head out the door, here’s a checklist: Don’t post on social media Avoid publicly sharing your plans before you go and announcing to the world that your house is empty. You can post all of your photos when you’re back.  Keep an eye on your home Set up a security camera so you can see what’s happening at all hours. Set your thermostat If you have an older programmable thermostat, it is suggested you set your temperature to between 62 and 65 degrees while you’re away to save energy. With a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, you’ll be able turn it back up to your desired temperature from your smartphone before you get home.  Make...

Security Camera Assistance: 4 Aspects of Commercial Surveillance to Consider

Commercial surveillance systems are an essential part of running a modern day business. If you have any kind of physical location, and you don’t have high quality alarm systems or video surveillance cameras around your building, your entire business is in jeopardy.  It's estimated that nearly 67% of all commercial burglaries can be avoided and prevented by the installation of video surveillance systems.  In order to keep your staff, your equipment, your inventory, your cash, and your entire building safe, make sure that you are using modern surveillance systems. It’s just as important, however, that you use these security cameras properly. If you've never worked with commercial security technology before, here are some important aspects of commercial surveillance systems that you should consider.  Camera Height You have to take into account how tall your building is before you place any cameras around your property. If you have a very tall building, placing a camera on the...

How To Keep Your Hospitality Business Protected At All Times

One of the most important aspects of owning a hospitality business is protecting it. Not only do you have to contend with the 24/7 demands of running your property, but by definition, you also have a diverse crowd of strangers coming through your door every day. That's why it's so important to prevent burglaries and other criminal activities before they actually happen. Because a single bad review can affect your hospitality business's reputation for years to come, here are some tips that can help you protect your business from burglaries, break-ins, and worse.  Have high quality alarm systems installed Most business security systems have a built-in delay that waits a predetermined amount of time before contacting the monitoring company. The delay time typically ranges from 30 seconds to three minutes, but you should be able to find audio-based intrusion detection systems that alert monitoring companies right away. At the very least, your audio-based intrusion...

Starting a New Business? Focus On These 4 Important Decisions

If you’ve been constantly battling back and forth between starting a new business or not, it’s time to make your decision. It’s time to go for it! Hopefully you at least have an idea of what product you’re going to sell or service you’re going to offer. But there are a bunch of essential aspects of starting a business that will require you to spend some serious time and energy on.  Finding a physical location You’re going to need an actual office space to handle the majority of your company’s needs. No matter what industry you’re going to be working in, even if it’s primarily an online market, you’ll still need a physical location to get your work done. Make sure that you browse plenty of potential options before you make a final decision.  Hiring the right number of employees You’re going to need some help during the first few months of your new...

Keep Your Team Safe and Treat Them With Respect

Running a business is difficult especially if you're in charge of a handful of employees. Not only do you have to pay your employees a fair amount, you have to do everything in your power to keep them happy and productive. If your team is constantly feeling unhappy or anxious about the job, no matter what field you're in, they aren't going to be working at the top of their game -- and your company could suffer as a result.  Here are some tips you should consider in order to improve your company's overall morale and keep your employees happy and as productive as possible.  Be as transparent as possible with each member of your team If you're constantly going behind your employees' backs and making decisions that affect their livelihood without consulting with them or even letting them know, they will feel betrayed. That's no way to manage a team. You should...

How To Protect Your Retail Business From Petty Theft and More

Running a retail business can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be quite stressful. Not only do you have to stay on top of all the logistical aspects of running a successful company, you also have to do everything in your power to protect your business from theft. While shoplifting is usually classified as "petty theft" by the authorities, there's nothing petty about this crime from your point of view If you're tired of criminals taking advantage of your store, here are some essential steps that you must implement in order to protect your retail business. Install retail security cameras all over the building Security cameras are an absolute must-have for businesses that are at-risk of theft. These cameras will not only help you and the police solve any committed crimes, but in many cases it will actually prevent theft from happening in the first place. If a criminal is about to...

Prevent In-House Theft: Watch Out For These 3 Red Flags While Hiring Employees

If you’re running a business you have to constantly be on the lookout for theft. There are plenty of criminals out there who will stop at nothing to take advantage of your hard work and steal money from your business. Roughly 38% of inventory shrink, for example, can be attributed to shoplifting, and 34.5% is a result of employee theft.  Just because an employee is working for a particular company doesn’t mean they won’t steal from that place. That’s why it’s so important to be careful during the interviewing and hiring process and hire only credible employees.  Here are a few red flags to look out for when searching for potential new hires.  The candidate keeps asking about business security systems Unless you're in the process of hiring a security guard, any questions about your company's security system should raise some concerns. A single question or two about general security aspects might be okay...