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Deter Shoplifting In 3 Easy Steps

It's estimated that retailers in North America will lose nearly $45 billion in inventory shrink each year. When you want to deter theft from happening in the first place, follow these tips to keep your inventory safe. Watch for common shoplifting tricks Shoplifters often use the same tricks when they visit retail stores. Common techniques they use include: Working in groups -- If you see a group of people consisting of three or more, that's your cue to watch out. While it's rare that families will shoplift together, large groups of people might attempt to distract employees while other members stow away valuable goods. Large bags -- Large bags make it easy to conceal a variety of items. Also, watch for shoplifters who bring in multiple bags. Overly baggy clothing -- This includes large jackets or cargo shorts that have the opportunity for concealing many items. Loose clothing can also leave enough room for layering...

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3 Tips to Protect Your Business During the Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, more and more people are going to be out and about looking for gifts. And unfortunately, not everyone plans on paying for these gifts. Theft significantly increases during the holidays, with more break-ins occurring during the last two weeks of the year than any other time of the year. So businesses need to prepare now to prevent becoming a victim of theft. We've compiled a short list of tips to help protect your business this holiday season.   Go over security policies: The easiest way to prevent theft is by reviewing security policies and protocols with your employees. All employees should be aware of security protocols, like locking up and setting the alarm. If the office is going to be closed for the holidays, ensure all employees know where to lock up their belongings in the office and you should update the alarm company of the holiday hours....

Security Tips for a New Business

What are our competitors like in the area? Will employees want to work here? Can we afford the rent? These are all questions a new business might ask when selecting their first location. Many, however, forget to ask something very important - How can we make sure our new business location is secure? Most new business owners will be acquire or lease a business facility for the first time. There is so much to think about before you open the doors, but don’t forget the fundamental questions about security. Installing a robust security system will take away the worries of your property and will let you focus on what matters - your business. Here are some questions and answers for new business owners about commercial security. I am insured, do I really need a security system? You may have insurance on the equipment and products that you store on your premises, as well as any damages...

The Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Hosts Annual Regional Dinner

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, members of the following organizations joined CIRC/Delaware members for the Annual Joint Holiday Dinner. Not Shown: Craig Fernsler, CCIM, GRI - Chapter Director for Commercial Chapter of Suburban West REALTORS Association (SWRA) Brian Glancey, President, SIOR, Philadelphia Chapter (SIOR) Jeffrey P. Hoffman, President, JPH Realty Advisors LLC, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM NJ/PA/DE) Joy Barrist, Esq., Vice-PDelaware Real Estate Women (DREW) Alexander D. Knight, MAI, AI-GRS, President, American Appraisal Institute of Delaware (Photo left to right: Ben duPont, Co-owner Dupont Country Club and Don Robitzer, President, CIRC/Delaware, The Commonwealth Group Ltd.) The event was held at the Dupont Country Club. The featured speaker was Ben duPont, Chartline Capital Partners and Co-owner of the Dupont Country Club. Mr. DuPont spoke about the recent acquisition of the Dupont Country Club and the vision for its renovation and repositioning for future viability. An underlying discussion theme was creating an economic development plan for breathing new life into...

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Top 3 Ways To Keep Your Employees Responsible

Human error happens within every industry. Forgetting to clock in, miscounting money in the drawer, or making small mistakes are common. Though technology has made it easier to streamline the workplace, it's still increasingly important to promote workplace responsibility among your staff. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.  Encourage leadership within the workplace Before you involve any technology, establishing a healthy workplace is key. If your employees don't trust their workplace and management, it's going to foster an unhealthy, negative working environment. Work to build trust among your employees and showcase a positive attitude. If you're not willing to serve as a role model with positive leadership to your employees, you might be in the wrong profession.  Install security cameras Security cameras are beneficial to businesses for a number of reasons. Not only do they protect your business and employees, but they also help create a more responsible working environment....

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3 Security Features Every School Needs To Keep Kids Safe

When you think of school security, a few common images come to mind: security guards, cameras, and maybe even a metal detector.  Many schools work hard to keep their children and faculty safe, whether it be through burglar detection or fire protection; but schools are still targets of violence and theft. Here are some of the best security features that should be implemented in a school in addition to these common methods.    CCTV Camera Solutions A CCTV camera solution is one of the best ways to track the comings and goings of students and faculty alike. Using them both inside and outside the school property can deter violence among students, identify dangerous activities, and help locate students in times of danger. Security cameras should also traverse the school grounds, including fields when necessary.  Of course, be sure to inform students and faculty about security camera locations and ensure student privacy is withheld in private...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Host October Meeting

Members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC/Delaware) and their guests gathered at the Clarion Belle in New Castle on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for their monthly luncheon meeting. Thomas J. Hanna, President, Harvey Hanna & Associates discussed plans for the Greater Newport/Stanton Redevelopment project and the status of current plans for the Boxwood Road (former GM) site. In his pivotal role of the company as President, Mr. Hanna directs the management of all company operations and strategic opportunities. He leads the strategic planning and execution of the Harvey Hanna companies. Under the leadership of company Chairman, Thom Harvey, Mr. Hanna has directed the company’s portfolio growth from a modest 30,000 square feet of total space in 1996 to its current scale of over 6 million square feet of space. Mr. Hanna has orchestrated hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of leasing, institutional financing, redevelopment and acquisitions over the span of over two...

Why Remote Security is Better than Conventional Alarms

Technology has changed many aspects of our lives in recent years and that’s no different for the security of your business. Remote video monitoring provides huge benefits for business and property owners when compared with conventional alarm systems. Conventional CCTV cameras, which are still widely used, merely record what’s going on. Sometimes these cameras are even watched by expensive on-site security guards that can barely keep their eyes open during their shift.  Most of these systems don’t have a human watching them live and are only good for viewing crimes, such as theft and vandalism, after the incident has happened. By then it’s too late, the damage has already been done. To make matters even worse, police are generally hesitant to dispatch officers to conventional alarms as they know most conventional alarms that go off are usually just false alarms. In fact, most criminals know that if the police do bother showing up to a...

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Shopkeepers Beware: Here Are The Top 10 Stolen Items In Retail

Shoplifting and burglaries occur across the United States in a variety of businesses, both online and in person. In fact, an estimated $4.5 billion worth of property was lost because of burglaries and thefts in 2013.  Of course, shoes are going to be stolen at shoe stores and other niche businesses will experience theft of certain items. But as a whole, there are a number of items that are more likely to be stolen than others. Here are the top 10 items that are most likely to be shoplifted in the United States.  1. Clothing From designer clothing to five-pack pairs of underwear, clothing is the most commonly stolen item across the board. Even second-hand stores, which usually sell affordable clothing, are commonly targeted.  2. Baby formula Baby formula is expensive for the new parent, but surprisingly enough, it's rarely the parents who steal. There's a thriving underground market for baby formula and some criminals...

4 Ways To Give You Peace Of Mind At Work

Stressed out at work? You're not the only one. You have to take care of money, gain new clients, and keep your business looking sharp. Between your multitude of responsibilities, you're stressed and there are still threats to your business.  Here are some ways to promote peace of mind at work.  Get security cameras Security cameras give an added sense of security both inside and outside of the workplace. When you want to keep your employees safe, utilizing the best CCTV camera solution is essential for reliable and effective security. Not only will these cameras identify perpetrators of a crime should something bad happen, but they also deter thefts from occurring in the first place. It's estimated that over 67% of burglaries and theft can be deterred through the use of video surveillance. This will help give you and your employees a sense of safety at work.  Encourage mindfulness among your employees Stress affects just...