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Copper Security Critical as Price Reaches New High

The importance of implementing a security solution to protect your copper assets, such as wiring or tubing, has been a hot topic in recent years. Recent soaring prices have made this absolutely essential for any businesses that have copper on their sites.  This was made more apparent earlier this week when the price of copper jumped to its highest price in three months, up 3.7 per cent on Tuesday (June 5). The in-demand metal reached $3.25 a pound or $7,165 a ton, eclipsing last month’s high of $3.14 per pound.  Copper has been steadily increasing in price since 2016, and criminals now know that this is a lucrative material to target. Copper theft is a growing problem in North America. Whether you have any amount of copper at your construction site, on your compound or warehouse or simply in your vacant building, you’re vulnerable to copper theft. Demand for copper is high, making it an easy...

3 Reasons Sound-Based Verified Alarms Are Crucial For Business Security

When it comes to intrusion security for your business, there are a number of reasons you should take it seriously. First, and most obviously, you want to protect your products from theft. Second, you might have corporate data that could be used as leverage against your company. And third, you could have personal information that you store in your office that you don't want to become public knowledge. Privacy and security must be the top priorities for every business owner. Even if you have video surveillance and sophisticated locks, your business might be vulnerable. One of the most overlooked security measures is the use of sound-based verified alarms. Here is how they protect your business.  Audio Detection Where many motion sensing devices fail, audio detection devices succeed. If a criminal is attempting to break into your company, they could very well know that there are motion-triggered cameras, and know where they are...

The Holy Trinity of Daytime Retail Surveillance Technology

It's one thing to protect against break-ins to your business at night, but surveillance solutions that prevent daytime losses are quite a bit more difficult. Daytime security monitoring is an essential part of any retail shopping center or storefront, but it's also much more difficult than many business owners realize. By definition, your property will see more traffic during daylight hours, which means there are more threats to guard against. For instance, 34.5% of inventory shrink comes from employees theft, while 38% comes from shoplifting. Both sources of theft are far more common than nighttime burglaries. Between these two sources of daylight product loss, you have a significant reason to implement business security systems for use during business hours. On top of that, daytime retail security technology can protect your business from false insurance claims and other types of liability. So the next time you're ready to upgrade your retail business's security...

4 Types of Commercial Security That Keep Businesses On Lock

It’s no secret that burglar alarms are a strong deterrent to theft, but did you know that 83% of convicted burglars say that they would attempt to find out if an alarm was present before trying to burglarize? Having a commercial security system in place is especially prudent for businesses that have significant assets that need protection. The question, then, is what type of business security solutions will work best for your company? Types of Security Systems Video Surveillance is a staple in the securities industry. It allows you to watch your cameras remotely for any malicious actors attempting to burgle your business. There are a couple of flaws, though. First, the resolution of these cameras can be quite poor unless you shell out a bit of extra cash. Second, and more importantly, they require someone watching them in order to prevent crimes. They might be a strong deterrent, but if a...

CIRC/Delaware Welcomes Futurist Jim Lee at October Luncheon

Members and guest of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC/Delaware) heard an interesting presentation from Futurist Jim Lee at the luncheon on October 11, 2017 at the Clarion Belle in New Castle, Delaware. Jim is a financial investment advisor with Stratfi and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. His presentation focused on Emerging & Future Trends that Impact Real Estate, including the forces of demographics, technology/automation and the movement of the shared economy (Uber, Airbnb, WeWork, etc). Continuing Education classes were held both prior to and after the luncheon meeting. As always, the Clarion Belle did an excellent job and the food was delicious. Here is the photo gallery from the October luncheon: [nggallery ID=4] The next CIRC/Delaware event will be the Annual Joint Dinner meeting with members of SIOR Philadelphia Chapter, CCIM NJ/DE/PA Chapter, the Commercial Chapter of Suburban West Realtors Association and the Appraisal Institute of Del/Mar/Va and Philadelphia. The event...

Armed Robbery Of a Lowe’s Store Emphasizes Necessity Of Security Systems

When an alarm system is activated, the majority of the time -- 94 to 98% -- the activation is false. Yet on June 26, the activation of an alarm system on Woodbury-Glassboro Road was anything but false. A Burlington County woman and a Camden County man were arrested for the suspected armed robbery of a Lowe's store in Sewell. During the robbery, a credit card was stolen and used later on June 26 in Cape May City. The Cape May City Police Department received a seemingly unrelated report the next day regarding a stolen vehicle. A 2016 Land Rover had been stolen from Central Avenue's 400 block in Cape May Point. However, the Land Rover surprisingly was used in the Mantua robbery after which it was recovered during the investigation. The suspects of the Lowe's robbery were later identified by police as 22-year-old Mercedes Stockton, of Willingboro, and 21-year-old William Baberick, of Haddon...

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...

Are Your Business Security Systems Outdated? 3 Ways to Tell

In the age of smart security, too many businesses are relying on security systems that are literally based on 17th century technology. While an old-fashioned lock and key, fence, or wall can help protect your business in any age, business security solutions have come a long way in a short time. From surveillance cameras to security access control systems, the modern business owner has a lot of options to protect his or her property. One of the most effective business security solutions you can implement is the replacement of any old or faulty security or alarm systems. Using high tech commercial security products can help ensure that your business is secure 24/7. Here's how to know when it's time to upgrade your business security systems. Problems With Your Alarm Systems Of all the alarm activations across the U.S., between 94% and 98% are false. Old alarms or faulty systems can often go off...

Secure Your Facility After a Burglary

No one ever expects it. You think you’re prepared, that you have taken the appropriate precautions to prevent such a thing to happen. Then your business is burgled. Now what? It is a very traumatic experience when a business gets burgled. You feel as though a part of you has been violated. Important documents, electronic files and/or product could be missing that you may never get back. You must think to yourself, how did this happen? What went wrong? Did I set the alarms? Do I have the right security system? These are all questions that should be flowing through your mind after such a traumatic occurrence. These questions need answers. The first issue that should be addressed is to review your security system. The security system you had was supposed to prevent the burglar from breaking in, so what happened? It was probably a conventional alarm system that wasn’t good enough...

Improve Security at Your Construction Site

During a construction project, there are always going to be security threats specific to construction sites that can be difficult to manage. Unprotected sites will have a high risk of theft of uninstalled materials, equipment (such as copper cables), and installed materials, such as copper wire & pipes that can be torn out of walls. You have valuable assets to protect and deadlines to meet, and so security should be top of mind. Unfortunately, theft is becoming more and more common, costing the construction industry more that $2 billion per year in North America. It can happen on projects of all sizes, ranging from enormous construction projects such as airports, office towers, and highways, to smaller housing developments. Organized criminals, individual thieves working alone, and even the workers themselves, all target construction sites. These criminals will steal anything from copper wiring, appliances, and tools, to drywall, lumber, and other building materials. This activity...