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It’s Time for a Security Audit for Your Business

With recent crime rates increasing, it is more important than ever to maintain a secure business. Keeping up with your security is vital and falling behind can be incredibly costly for your business. If you haven’t had a security audit in the last couple of years, you’re overdue for one! With the rate of change in the world of technology, as well as criminals becoming more intelligent and thinking outside the box, businesses need to be more prepared, aware and protected. To know how to improve your security you need to understand your current risks and how to address them. With new threats coming every day, it is important to stay up to date with the latest methods, both in terms of security technology and procedures. When you request one of our free no obligation audits, one of our specialist (and non-commissioned) security consultants will visit your office, warehouse, compound or facility and start a comprehensive custom audit...

Eyes Inside the Rise of Organized Retail Crime

Estimates suggest that 67% of burglaries can be prevented by installing video surveillance business security systems. This is, or rather was good news. Now, however, a new form of theft is occurring with increasing frequency. Organized Retail Crime (ORC) costs the retail industry $30 billion per year, and a shocking 97% of retail stores have admitted to being a victim of ORC.  The Lifting Strategy Simple shoplifting is generally a cut and dried case. A store catches the thief in action, they are given a slap on the wrist, and everyone moves on with their lives. ORC is a different ballgame. Lifters are not independent agents, but rather more like contracted employees of a grander scheme.  The way it works is a group of lifters flood one retail location for a certain amount of time. When it gets too hot (too much attention) they leave, letting the store owner believe they solved the problem. If any...

Audio and Visual: The First Security Systems Your Business Needs

As the owner of a business, it is your job to make sure your products are safe. Which is why you are right to be concerned with which high quality alarm systems you should be using for your business. A lot of this depends on the type of merchandise you keep in stock and what industry you are in, but two things remain important to almost every business.  Audio-Based Intrusion Detection System One of the most high quality alarm systems to date incorporates the use of highly sensitive microphones that listen for noises that match the sound an intruder would make when nobody is around. This can help you detect and prevent late-night burglaries, saving you potentially thousands of dollars of stolen product.  One concern that gets raised about audio-based systems is that they can be too sensitive. That's why most alarm systems have built-in delays that can last from half a minute to three...

How To Choose Internal Security Systems For Your Business

Even though police jump into action for 38 million alarm activations each year, there are threats to your business outside of burglary. One of the biggest threats is, unfortunately, employee theft. It is important to trust your employees, but it is also important to protect your products and information. That's why trust but verify is such an important policy, and also why you should install hi tech business security systems for your company. Some of the best on the market are advanced access control systems. Access control is exactly what it sounds like. You will be able to fully control who accesses what information and which areas of your business. In the more hi tech business security systems, you will also be able to track who has accessed the information or location in your company. But how does this work? How Access Control Works To set up the system, first you must decide how you...

Evaluate Your Commercial Business Security

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.  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 that your business could be vulnerable to threats and that you should address security proactively before anything happens. These questions are by no...

Access Control Systems and How They Play A Vital Role In Security

Since 10-25% of all police calls involve an alarm activation, you can be assured that they will trigger in the event of a twilight break in. But what if you need daytime security solutions? When choosing between commercial security companies, make sure to ask about their advanced access control systems and solutions. If you value the safety of your inventory and want to overcome the risks involved with theft in your business, access control systems can give you the peace of mind you deserve.  What is access control? An access control system is a sophisticated solution to potential security threats. It allows the owner of a business to control who has access to a building, a department, and even certain rooms. Here are some of the features of access control systems: The ability to know who accessed a room and when they did so. Trust is important in any working relationship, but...

Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Business Security Needs

One of the most important things responsible business owners can do is install business security systems to keep the product and employees safe. The problem for some business owners is that choosing a security system can be difficult. The commercial security system your company chooses to employ will depend on many different things. Certain industries will benefit more from one type of security system more than others. As one of the best alarm companies in Philadelphia PA, we can help you find the right solution for your business security needs.  What does your business do? This is the first question to keep in mind when choosing a security system. If you own a small shop in a small town, you might not need all that much, except for perhaps a lock and a simple alarm system. If you own a successful chain shopping center, you'll likely want a more sophisticated lock, alarm, and surveillance...

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...