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Which Type of Security System Is Best For Your Business?

Out of every seven businesses, at least one has an alarm system. Even in areas where break-ins are rare, the very presence of a security system can keep burglars and other criminals away from your business. For instance, roughly 83% of convicted burglars admitted in a study that they would try to determine if an alarm system was present before attempting to break in. The use of alarm systems in your place of business not only creates a safer work environment for employees, but also gives you a peace of mind as an employer. After all, in some cases a thief may very well be an employee, not just a random burglar. To keep your business safe from all angles, it's beneficial to you as an owner to install a business security system. However, which type of commercial security system would be best for your business? Video surveillance Many places of business utilize...

How to Improve On-Site Security if You’re a Small Business Owner

In an almost purely technological age, physical security measures can sometimes take a backseat to cyber security. But that doesn't mean physical security should just be ignored. Rather, it should be perfected so you, as a small business owner, don't need to worry about it constantly. If your cyber security is tight and you're looking for ways to keep your physical location more secure, you've come to the right place. Here are a few strategies you can employ for more reliable and effective security at your physical location. Limit Access to Sensitive Equipment When you're shopping for a computer or a phone, the stores don't typically just have all of their equipment out for you to play with. There's typically a display computer or phone that gives you a taste of the real product. Almost 38% of inventory shrink is the result of shoplifting, and by limiting access to sensitive equipment you can...

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...

A Few of the Most Common Surveillance Camera Installation Mistakes

One of the first logical security measures for any business owner to take is installing video surveillance cameras. While these might seem like a foolproof commercial security system, the truth is that any number of mistakes could be made during the installation process. Keep reading to learn about some of those mistakes and how to avoid them. Failing to Consider Obstructions If there's even the slightest possibility of something obstructing one or multiple security cameras, it should be placed in a different location. Before you even begin installing video surveillance equipment, it's important to have designated areas marked as "free of obstructions." Forgetting About Glare The sun can be an excellent source of illumination for your surveillance system, but it can also be a major hindrance if you're not careful. The sun's position throughout the day should always be taken into consideration when you're installing security cameras, as a strong glare is all it...

Protect Your Place of Worship

There is no honor among thieves. Especially for those who are willingly break into and vandalize a religious and faith-based organization. While we would like to believe that even some places are safe from criminal activities, this is not always the case. It only takes a quick Google news search to see that this type of crime happens more frequently than you would likely believe. Faith-based organizations do tremendous good for the community they serve, and a burglary, vandalism, assault, fire, or an act of violence, could seriously undermine their mission, not to mention put people at risk. While these organizations often make it a priority to be welcoming and create an environment that is open to all who are interested, it can also make them appear to be an easy target in the eyes of criminals. The problem is that many places of worship have no formal safety and security measures in place. No security...

3 Reasons Why Every School Needs a Security Camera System

Schools cannot afford to take chances when it comes to the safety of their students and staff. Today's world can be a scary one, but there are things you can do to prevent crimes and tragedies from occurring. One of those safety measures you can take is to install security cameras in key locations on campus. These CCTV camera solutions will ensure that the most vulnerable areas of your school have high-quality video surveillance, which can help reduce criminal activity and keep out those who might want to do harm. Below, we'll take a look at three ways in which a CCTV camera solution can benefit your educational institution. Prevent Crimes It's estimated that 67% of burglaries can be avoided just by installing video surveillance. In a similar fashion, camera security systems at schools can prevent acts of vandalism, theft, trespassing, drug use, and other types of crimes from occurring on...

A Few of the Most Common Surveillance Camera Installation Mistakes

One of the first logical security measures for any business owner to take is installing video surveillance cameras. While these might seem like a foolproof commercial security system, the truth is that any number of mistakes could be made during the installation process. Keep reading to learn about some of those mistakes and how to avoid them. Failing to Consider Obstructions If there's even the slightest possibility of something obstructing one or multiple security cameras, it should be placed in a different location. Before you even begin installing video surveillance equipment, it's important to have designated areas marked as "free of obstructions." Forgetting About Glare The sun can be an excellent source of illumination for your surveillance system, but it can also be a major hindrance if you're not careful. The sun's position throughout the day should always be taken into consideration when you're installing security cameras, as a strong glare is all it...

A Few Advantages of Hiring a Security Company for Your Small Business

Whether you run a small restaurant or another retail operation, security should be at the top of your list of concerns. You've spent time and money building your business and it should be protected. But have you ever considered hiring a security company to install business surveillance systems and ensure office security for you? If not, here are a few reasons you should. Peace of Mind Sleeping at night is much easier when you know your business is being protected from any threats. Video surveillance cameras and fire alarm systems are just a few of many security solutions that could enhance the security of your business. Investing in these things not only provides peace of mind for you, it provides peace of mind for your customers. When your patrons know your business is being protected, they'll feel more comfortable making purchases there. Crime Prevention This is a fairly obvious reason to hire a security...

Most business owners know they need to take every step they can to protect their investment, their property, and their employees. Therefore, working with a commercial security alarm company is usually a non-negotiable. That said, some commercial security systems come with problems and bugs of their own. If they're poorly installed or your company simply isn't up to snuff, your system could end up being a frequent source of frustration. When you need comprehensive surveillance and alarm systems that you can count on 24/7/365, Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley has got you covered. But if your current commercial security system isn't cutting it, the following three problems might sound familiar to you. False alarms One of the most prevalent issues with some commercial security systems are those annoying false alarms. When an alarm system is installed improperly or isn't well-maintained, any small noise can set it off. Most systems have a built-in...

Analog vs IP: Which is Better for a Business Security System?

If you're a business owner, then keeping your business safe is probably one of your top priorities. This is your life's work, and you want to make sure you take every measure to keep it secure. Let's use retail stores as an example. According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, a study published by the Center for Retail Research, found that North American retailers lose up to $45 billion worth of inventory every year from inventory shrink. As a result, many retailers invest in retail security cameras to keep their inventory safe. Recently, many retail stores have switched from classic analog CCTV cameras to modern IP security surveillance systems, which use digital cameras. What's the best surveillance system for your needs? Below, we list the main differences between the two types of security cameras, analog and IP. Video Resolution Analog cameras really cannot hold a candle to the video quality of modern digital...