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5 Ways You Can Ease Your Stress As A Retail Manager

Retail is one of the most stressful job environments on the block; not only do you have to deal with angry customers, but the threat of theft is ever-present. It's stressful, to say the least. If you're a retail manager at their wit's end, here are five easy ways to ease your stress.  1. Promote culture and relationships among your staff Retail often experiences a high turnover rate but that shouldn't stop a good manager from getting to know their employees. When you form relationships with the people you work with, coming to work won't seem as much like a job. Instead, it will seem more like a fun activity you get to enjoy with your friends, even if you never spend any time outside of work together. A support network is necessary for outside and inside the workplace.  2. Don't be afraid of new technology Technology develops to make our lives easier; as a manager,...

Philly Is Ripe With Crime: Here’s How To Help Stop It

That's right: Philadelphia experiences high rates of crime. In fact, Philly's overall crime is 46% higher than the U.S. national average. Although the city is on a path to becoming safer -- rumor has it that the number of crimes committed each year has been decreasing by 1% -- it's still pertinent to protect yourself from forms of harm.  Here are some of the best ways to prevent crime from occurring at your place of business.  Install security cameras Even if the security cameras are fake, installing a camera at the entrance and cash registers of your business is a great way to deter theft in the first place. Should a robbery or theft occur, your digital video will capture the incident for evidence. Security cameras are one of the leading forms of business security systems available on the market.  Security access systems Security access is key to protect employees at a corporate office. While...

Arrest Alert: McKinley Avenue Elementary School

On Wednesday August 2, 2018 at 12:58 AM Sonitrol operator Cathy Bomberger received an audio alarm from the gym audio detector and immediately contacted Stafford Township Police.  Cathy spoke with Dispatcher Tim Cunningham and informed him that she had live audio coming from the McKinley Avenue Elementary School and can hear 2 adult male voices coming from the gym area of the school.  While listening to the live audio, Cathy was able to inform the dispatch/call-taker, that she could hear what sounded like basketballs bouncing in the gym. Stafford Township Police Officers Joseph Niccoli, Marc Potter, Chris Smith, Joe Stanziano, Anthony Vincent and Zack Wiatrowski quickly arrived on scene at 1:06 AM where one of the officers retrieved the Sonitrol access key fob from a secure police/fire lockbox.  The officers were able to quickly gain entry into the school.  While performing a sweep and search of the facility, they too heard...

Four Reasons Your Security Should Include Managed Access Control

Looking to improve the security of your business? Perhaps it’s time you bring your property into the 21st Century with the implementation of managed access control. Lock and key has been a way to keep assets secure for thousands of years but rapid changes in technology have greatly improved the way we secure our possessions. Today, we have new ways to secure our assets or locations, including pass codes, magnetic swipe cards, fingerprint recognition and keyless access control.  Managed access control is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve your security. A typical access control system can range from something simple, such a key fob or a plastic card, to a larger and more sophisticated security solution using fingerprint biometrics or iris scans. Not only can managed access control systems track and restrict who goes where and when, these systems also only allow authorized users to enter your facility or designated areas...

Evaluate Your Business for Security Issues

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. Some security threats can only be addressed by technology (systems and alarms) and others can be handled by processes or by limit 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...

Why You Need Security Cameras In Your Office Environment

It might not seem like your office really needs security camera solutions. After all, most of your work is done on computers and your employees don't handle the exchange of money, right? Here are some of the best reasons to install security cameras in your office.  It protects your assets Even though you're not working with money directly, you still have valuable goods and assets within your corporate office. Tablets, phones, even entire computers might be stolen by a disgruntled employee. By using a commercial security system, you will be able to stop internal theft. It's been reported that 35.5% of inventory shrink is due to thefts committed by employees.  A surveillance system will also ensure that your timing matches up with the actions committed by your employees. Say an employee clocks in at eight in the morning, but claims that they punched in at seven. By monitoring your cameras, you can disprove...

What Makes Your Businesses a Target for Burglars?

Burglars commit the crime for any number of reasons: it could be because they are strapped for cash, or they just saw something in your business that they liked. Regardless of their motivation, there are reasons your company might be more prone to burglary than your competitors'. Why?  There is no security surveillance or alarm A burglar is less likely to break into a home or business that utilizes obvious video surveillance systems or other automated systems. In fact, it's been estimated that nearly 70% of burglaries can be stopped by the presence of a video camera. Your secure automated systems will alert you if anyone tries to break into through a variety of methods. Your business is on the corner of a street It's especially important to utilize a commercial security system if your business is located on a street corner. While it might seem like this makes your business less of a...

Great Day for the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Golf Tournament

Mother Nature smiled down on members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC/Delaware) and their guests on Monday, June 25 for the 20th Annual Golf Tournament at the beautiful Hartefeld National course.   Proceeds benefit the Delaware Kid's Fund.  The non-profit organization is dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk in distressed situations. The day began with a delicious BBQ lunch and networking before heading out to the course for a fun day. Here is the photo gallery from the luncheon: [nggallery ID=12] At Noon, golfers headed out for a great day of play. They were treated to snacks and beverages courtesy of our generous sponsors. Click here to see a full list of sponsors: http://www.circdelaware.org/golf/golfOuting.cfm Here is the photo gallery from the day: [nggallery ID=13] Prior to the Awards Dinner, golfers and guests gathered on the patio for the networking Social Hour. Here is the photo gallery for the Social Hour: [nggallery ID=14] The Awards Dinner...

Common Misconceptions About Security

Thousands of small, medium and large businesses are broken into every day, with the result sometimes being catastrophic for the company. Whether opening for the first time, moving locations or simply looking to upgrade, business owners have a lot of aspects to consider. The security of their premises should be high priority on that list. Nearly 9 per cent of small businesses suffered a burglary in 2016, according to Chicago-based insurance agency Insureon. The survey revealed that a business owner could pay up to $8,000 out of their own pocket following a burglary incident - not a small price to pay. Thankfully, there are security measures a business can take to significantly lower that risk, but choosing the right option is essential. Here at Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley, we’ve created a list of the five most common misconceptions when it comes to conventional security systems. 1 - All security companies use the same technology Most security...

Emergency Planning 101 For Your Business

Disaster can strike your business at any time and in any form, whether it be a robbery or a nature-driven event. The best way to protect you and your employees during a crisis is to prepare an emergency plan with detailed steps. Consider these options to include in your business’ emergency plan.  Create a meeting point Establish a meeting point with your employees at a location inside the company headquarters and one location outside in case an evacuation is required. At the inside location, make sure important materials are stored close-by, including a flashlight, a typed emergency plan with directions, first-aid kit, and a charged phone to call for help.  Establish safe zones within the office Should a threat to the company enter the building, create designated zones with locked doors to protect your employees. Whether it’s a shooter or a robber, these zones should do a good job of hiding your employees and...