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4 Most Commonly Shoplifted Items and How You Can Protect Your Business

Only one in every seven businesses has an alarm system like Sonitrol Security in place to prevent theft and break ins, and those without alarms may be at a much greater risk for theft. It's no question that shoplifting is an issue for countless retail stores, whether they have business security systems or not. However, certain businesses might be more prone to theft than others, and not for the reasons you might think. Rather than location or size, most businesses are robbed based on the items they carry. For instance, in places like downtown Los Angeles, there is a black market for stolen goods that operates in plain sight. Shoplifters from around the city gather there to sell lifted merchandise like razors, shampoo, and stolen iPhones. But even small rural towns have hidden black markets for stolen goods. While installing business security systems is an important step, it's just as important for...

Why You Need a Security Audit.

For more than 50 years, Sonitrol Security has been in the security business, engaged in not only monitoring alarms at our central monitoring station but also verifying those alarms and informing the local law enforcement department of a potential crime in progress. You can be confident that we know the security business - inside out. We have apprehended over 174,838 criminals. Any facility that shows the Sonitrol Security logo is feared and avoided by criminals who have been caught by us before because they know they will be caught again. As a result, we have succeeded in minimizing the occurrence of false alarms and maximizing the efficiency of local police departments in allocating their manpower to catch criminals, not waste their time. So why does your business need a security audit? Firstly, you need to know the security risks your business may have, and then you need to know the best way to mitigate those risks. Our...

How Secure Is Your School?

No one knows better than educators that schools have become increasingly vulnerable to crime and violence. Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley is committed to keeping our children, their teachers and other school personnel safe. The Sonitrol Security team is dedicated to keeping your school safe. We can customize our state-of-the-art SIGHT and SOUND security systems to fit the needs of your building. Our solutions limit unauthorized access during, and after school hours. Serving over 12,000 schools nationally, Sonitrol Security is an expert at assessing your school’s vulnerabilities, and recommending appropriate solutions to secure your facilities, When Christopher Columbus Charter School needed a comprehensive security system that would protect students, faculty and visitors, they depended on our solution. With a large area and numerous facilities to monitor, the challenge was great. The school had a need to cover both the interior and exterior of the facility with cameras, as well as access control. The plan...

Top 5 Benefits of Installing a Security System for Your Business

Police respond to approximately 38 million alarm activations annually, but despite the large number of calls, only one in seven businesses has any kind of alarm system in place. So if 38 million seems high, just think about how many alarm activations should be going out. More businesses are in need of a commercial security system now than ever before. Plus, recent advances in technology has made these business security systems incredibly effective. However, at a time when businesses need to cut costs at all costs, many business owners will avoid any additional expenses. For those skeptics, here are five benefits of commercial security systems for businesses. Reduce Insurance Premiums Most insurance companies require that businesses install some form of security system on their property. Beyond being a requirement, it could actually reduce your premium, as insurance companies are more likely to offer discounts when commercial security systems are in place. Avoid Fraudulent Claims With...

Why You Need A Fire and Alarm System

Everything under the roof of your business is an asset and represents an investment you've made in future growth. Indeed, it is very much in your best interest to protect those assets, and two of the greatest threats you face are structural fires and breaches in security. Consider this: American retailers must deal with a $44 million shrink in inventory, according to the National Retail Security Survey, 38% of which can be attributed to shoplifting, and another 34.5% to employee theft. And every year, thousands of businesses are damaged by fires. These are two of the main reasons that it is important to have some sort of security measure in place, but there are many other benefits as well. Check them out below to understand how much you'll get from fire alarm systems and the latest security surveillance systems: After Hours Protection Who, or what, will protect your business when you aren't there?...

Best Ways to Insure Workplace Safety

At Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley, we are dedicated to the safety and security of our valued customers Preventing injury, violence, and security threats in the workplace is the most important job there is. As a business owner or manager, a huge part of your job is maintaining the safety and security of your employees so they can stay productive and healthy in their work environment. There are a few things you can do to ensure your workers are in a safe and secure environment. We’ve outlined the major points here to make it easier for you. 1. Make sure you are following provincial and federal regulations Every workplace should make sure they are following their local regulations for safety and security in the workplace. This will most likely include providing adequate training, maintaining the premises, having emergency plans posted, first-aid kits & training, as well as having a joint health and safety committee in...

Top Five Reasons You Should Invest in a High Quality Alarm System for Your Home

Investing in high quality alarm systems is becoming increasingly important for homeowners. Not only are 50% of burglaries abandoned if an alarm system is discovered to be present, but only 13% of burglaries reported to the police are ever solved. In many cases, this is a direct result of a conventional security system that lacks video or sound capabilities. Integrated security systems use video and sound to immediately notify the monitoring operator of exactly what's happening on the site, which can not only save you money, it can save law enforcement valuable money and time. Still not convinced? Here are the top five reasons you should invest in high quality alarm systems for your home. Fire protection While most people simply think their security systems just protect them from home invasions, most systems offer additional protective measures for homeowners. Smoke alarms are the most commonly used form of fire detection, but most high...

Conventional vs. Verified Alarm Systems: Which is Better?

If you're moving into a new home or considering making changes to yours, one of the first things you should look into is an alarm system. Studies show that approximately 83% of burglars will attempt to determine whether or not an alarm was present before attempting a robbery, and of those, more than 50% said they would abandon the burglary if an alarm was discovered. Home and business alarm systems are incredibly important, but there are countless automated systems to look into before investing. All home and business owners are aware of the importance of their security, but what some people fail to learn about is the difference between conventional and verified alarm systems. A conventional home or business security system will include the use of motion sensors and glass break detectors only. What that means is that if your alarm is activated, the monitoring operator knows the alarm has been triggered...

Why Your Business Needs a Customized Security Solution

No two businesses are alike. A school will have entirely different security needs from a construction site. By purchasing a generic conventional off-the-shelf alarm system for your business, you’re putting your business, assets, and employees at risk. Having a customized solution to fit your needs is important to staying secure. Depending on the physical location of your business or organization, the type of business it is, how many employees you have, the type of building you’re in, the volume of sales or product you turn over, and the nature of your assets… your needs will vary. And it’s not just external theft or vandalism you are trying to protect yourself against - lawsuits, false insurance claims, workplace violence, accidents, fires, and explosions all cost businesses many billions of dollars each year. Don’t be fooled into thinking the cheapest alarm system will actually save you money - in reality it could end up...

How to Avoid Copper Theft

If you have any amount of copper in your construction site, compound or warehouse, you're vulnerable to copper theft. Copper theft is a growing problem in North America, the cost is estimated to be in the many millions. Criminals are turning to stealing any bit of copper they can get their hands on - tearing out pipes and plumbing from walls, taking apart air conditioners, destroying street lamps, breaking into construction sites and more. Vacant or unnocupied factilities and warehouses are particularly vulnerable to copper theft and the extreme damage repair costs associated with it. Therefore, it’s important to be proactive in protecting your valuable assets from theft, especially when it comes to copper. What is the impact of copper theft? Copper theft has a number of monetary and even safety repercussions. • 9-1-1- service disruptions. • Threats to infrastructure and public safety (hospitals, emergency response systems). • Power outages – e.g. electricity, heating, street and...