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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...

Keep Your Warehouse Secure

Are you the owner or manager of a warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing company? Are you concerned about the security of your facility when it comes to both external and internal theft? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s probably about time you updated your warehouse security. The fact is, warehouses and distribution centers pose unique challenges that traditional security systems simply do not have the ability to address.  The large size and complex layout of warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities means the inventory of these businesses are vulnerable to not only external threats such as a break-in, but also internal threats such as employee theft. Here are three ways to increase the security of your warehouse or distribution center: Verified security A conventional alarm system simply will not be able to completely secure your warehouse, and that’s not even looking at the high false alarm rates of a traditional alarm...

Authenticate Security Breaches with VERIFIED Alarms

With conventional alarm systems, you are unable to verify what is causing your alarm to go off without first going to the property. As a result, you will not know what level of attention is needed to correct the issue. Conventional alarms are simply nowhere near as good as a verified security solution.  Is it something that can wait until tomorrow? Maybe a motion sensor being triggered by a balloon that got left behind after an office party? Do you need to return to the office to secure a door that was not properly closed? Do you need to have the police search the property for an intruder? There’s a high chance with a conventional alarm system most business owners will send employees to respond to an alarm - this is dangerous. What will they do if they find a criminal on the premise and what happens if the employee is injured or worse?...

Commercial Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Hosts September Meeting

Members and guests of the Commercial Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC/Delaware) kicked off the Fall season with a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at the Clarion Belle in New Castle, Delaware. Kurt Foreman, new President and CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP), spoke about the new public private partnership that works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as the state’s lead resource to attract, retain and grow businesses; build a stronger entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem; and to support private employers in identifying, recruiting and developing talent in the state of Delaware.  Kurt Foreman and Becky Harrington, the DPP's Director of Business Development, want to meet and connect with you, especially the brokerage community - to forge a strong working relationship that will be beneficial to you and the state.  Mr. Foreman will also explain the relationship that now exists between the DPP and Delaware Small Business. Here is a link to the...

What Is An Integrated Security System? And How Does It Help Me?

Running and operating a business means you have a lot of assets to protect; between employees, money, and goods, the wellbeing of your business rides on giving the best experience to your consumers. However, the threat of burglars, thieves, and lying customers may put your business at risk. When you want to protect your business and its assets, utilizing an integrated security system will help cover all your bases. What is an integrated security system? Here are some of the basics.  What is it? Integrated security systems are the best options for any sized business. Not only do they offer the best in optimization, they will ensure all your bases are covered.  Integrated security systems are a type of multi-layered system that uses different components and threads them into one. At Sonitrol, we utilize a layered system consisting of audio-based intrusion detection, alarm notifications, a 24/7 staff, commercial access control, fire and smoke detection,...

What Happens When Your Commercial Security Alarm Is Activated?

If you're thinking about installing commercial security for your business, you'll be making an important decision regarding the safety of your assets and employees. Not only does a good commercial security system deter theft from the start, it also goes through a process to verify a threat in your workplace.  Here's what you can expect from your business security system once your alarm is tripped by a threat.  1. It detects the threat Your alarm is tripped when a potential danger tries to break into your place of business. When that occurs, verified audio is transmitted to your commercial security alarm company team where a monitoring professional can listen to the sounds of the break-in.  2. Your security monitor listens The trained security professional will listen to the sounds of the break-in to determine if it is a real threat or not. These monitors are ready to protect your home 24 hours a day, seven...

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...