Criminals have become so sophisticated that business owners today need to always be thinking about ways to better protect their facilities. They have learned to circumvent conventional security systems by entering through adjacent buildings, drywall or concrete walls, roofs, and even HVAC systems. Increasingly, this is how criminals are entering their targets because they know there are probably contacts on the doors and windows. How secure is your building? Use this guide to rate your building security. Continue Reading →
In retail, every dollar counts so you need to protect your business while protecting your bottom line. In a recent industry study, over two dozen U.S. retailers reported shoplifting and employee theft losses of more than 4.7 billion in a single year. 1 out of every 28 employees were caught stealing, and as you can guess those are only the ones who got caught. A larger study of U.S. retail chains found that shoplifting cost retailers nearly $10 billion in losses and employee theft cost $15 billion. These losses don’t even include other threats to your bottom line, such as retail losses from robbery or burglary, fire or vandalism, or fraudulent injury claims, to name a few. Can a security system stem the tide? Here are some alarm technologies that fight retail loss. Continue Reading →
Every Industry has specific terms that seem self-explanatory to professionals because of familiarity. This language is often daunting and unclear to the rest of us regular folk. The security industry is no different than most. Professionals don’t use security system terms to confuse us. It’s important to clear up the jargon though so you’re clear what you’re getting. You need to know what capabilities are included. Read this list of common security system terms often used by alarm providers.
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