Surveillance & Security Articles

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Video Surveillance

How Much of a Problem is Internal Theft & How Can Retail Security Cameras Help?

Employee theft is a significant issue for American businesses because it’s challenging to detect Key takeaways: About two-thirds of US businesses become victims of employee theft. Victimized companies lose an average of $20,000, and recovering these losses is rare. Investing in a retail surveillance system can minimize the impact. If you run a business in

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Video Surveillance

Commercial Building Surveillance Can Improve Public Safety

Fully modern camera surveillance can help keep entire neighborhoods safer Key takeaways: Security cameras discourage crime and improve public safety. Monitored alarm networks also provide enhanced security. Law enforcement agencies find that a network of public and private cameras is a valuable tool to complete investigations and deter crime. Security cameras have become ubiquitous in

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Video Surveillance

How Businesses Can Prevent Graffiti Vandalism

Prevention is more efficient than continually removing graffiti from a commercial property Key takeaways Graffiti is a significant problem for business owners in locations around the country. Removing unwanted graffiti is expensive, and this vandalism also hinders property values. Investing in monitored video surveillance can deter graffiti “artists.” Graffiti can be beautiful when it’s wanted,

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Video Surveillance

How Making a Significant Surveillance Investment Can Benefit Your Business

The upfront cost brings a return for companies of all sizes as a crime- and hazard-prevention method. Key takeaways: Business owners have a responsibility to make their properties as safe as possible from a range of threats — customers and employees depend on these safety steps. Investing in a video surveillance system dramatically enhances security,

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General Security

7 Types of Video Surveillance Systems For Your Business

Investing in the right video security system makes it far easier to protect your company from thieves and vandals. Key takeaways: Multiple video surveillance options are available on the market, and the one you choose is dependent on your company’s needs and budget. Some organizations only require minimal security, while others need a comprehensive system.

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Video Surveillance

3 Reasons Construction Site Theft is Becoming More Common

Thieves target construction sites and yards because valuable materials and equipment are often left unsupervised Key takeaways: Construction site theft is becoming more common across the country. Economic and social issues contribute to this rise in criminal activity, along with rising materials prices and the vulnerability of many sites. These thefts bring significant losses for

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Fire Prevention

Protect Industrial & Construction Sites with Early Warning Smoke and Heat Detection

Wireless systems efficiently detect fire and alert first responders and occupants — and they’re particularly well-suited for industrial, manufacturing, and construction sites Key takeaways: Fires pose a significant threat to manufacturing, industrial, and construction sites. Industrial and manufacturing properties experience an average of 37,910 fires annually, resulting in $1.2 billion in damage, 16 civilian deaths,

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Video Surveillance

Remote Video Monitoring vs. On-Site Security: A Comparison

Examining the pros and cons of each security approach could make your decision easier! Key takeaways: Developing a security solution for every business is essential, and onsite guards and remotely monitored surveillance are two popular options. Remote video monitoring is a cost-efficient, flexible, and highly effective approach, whereas onsite security allows for faster onsite reactions

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Video Surveillance

Examining Vulnerable Areas Where Businesses Install Security Cameras

A remote monitoring surveillance system provides outstanding flexibility while protecting your most exposed spots. Here are a few common areas to keep an eye on! Key takeaways: Every business has different security needs, and identifying common and unique problem areas is a significant part of this equation. High-traffic areas, locations with valuable items, and hidden

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a facility with a large amount of stacked lumber
Video Surveillance

Why Criminals Target Lumber Yards — and How Lumber Yard Security Can Help

The housing market and the cost of lumber are making the commodity extremely valuable, necessitating lumber yard surveillance and security Key takeaways: Lumber prices have reached over $1,500 per thousand board feet in the last year, and recent prices remain over $540. Thieves are targeting lumber yards because of high prices, and various examples of

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Video Surveillance

How Managed Cloud Video Surveillance Can Reduce Security Expenses

Working with a vendor offering cloud video storage with remote surveillance can save money while providing a better experience Key takeaways: Video surveillance is becoming a necessity for a range of businesses looking to prevent theft, vandalism, and fraud. High costs are associated with in-house solutions that rely on onsite storage sufficient to hold extensive

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Security Technology

Why Fake Security Cameras Won’t Protect Your Business

Real video surveillance is necessary if you’re serious about stopping criminals Key takeaways: Fake security cameras are a tempting alternative for some business owners but don’t provide as much protection as they might think. Savvy criminals can spot fake cameras, and so can employees, potentially increasing a business’s attractiveness as a target. Going with a

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Video Surveillance

How Remote Surveillance Access Can Benefit Your Business

Adding this layer of protection shields your assets while providing peace of mind. Key takeaways: Thieves are developing new ways of ripping people off, and passive security systems aren’t always sufficient to stop or deter criminals. Upgrading your security system to remote 24/7 surveillance with alerts, monitoring, and anywhere access provides far better protection.  Remote

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Construction Security

How Mobile Video Surveillance Maximizes Construction Security

Nearly everything on a construction site is temporary, so an adaptable mobile security solution fits right in. Key takeaways: Construction site theft is a massive and expensive problem, with $300 million to $1 billion worth of equipment lost annually. Developing a security plan to counter common threats is essential, and it may include fencing, lighting,

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Video Surveillance

An Inside Look at Impound Yard Security & Surveillance

Impound lots should be safe havens for vehicles and people. But bad things can happen with substandard security and surveillance. Key Takeaways: Vehicle thefts are rising in many states, putting impound lots in the crosshairs. Criminals know there’s usually always some valuable part to salvage regardless of a vehicle’s condition. Mobile security units can cover

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Construction Security

Working with Surveillance Planning Experts Can Save Construction Companies Money

The added security and savings of using an industry professional can be significant and long-lasting Key takeaways: Security is essential for most construction companies, which face risks of theft, vandalism, and more. Some construction firms try to handle surveillance themselves, hoping to save money. But unfortunately, this approach can backfire. A professional can minimize mistakes

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Video Surveillance

Selecting the Right Surveillance Type for Your Business

There are many surveillance camera system options available. Here are some key boxes to check. Thieves, vandals, and frauds cause plenty of havoc and expense at retail stores, construction sites, and many other settings. And businesses of all kinds can benefit greatly from installing video surveillance that protects people, property, and profits. This guide simplifies

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Video Surveillance

How Video Surveillance Helps Protect Retail Customers — and Stores from Injury Claims

Retail stores and parking lots can pose injury risks for customers and liability risks for owners. Monitored security cameras can mitigate these incidents. Key Takeaways:  Some retail customers experience slips, trips, and other accidents resulting in serious injuries, while a few others fraudulently claim harm. As a result, they may file personal injury claims in

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Construction Security

Shield Schools with Under-Construction Mobile Video Surveillance

Educational facilities undergoing construction or renovation face risks of vandalism, theft, and more. Here’s how monitored video surveillance significantly enhances security. Key Takeaways: Educational construction or renovation projects come with common risks of theft, trespassing, and damage. School builds and the surrounding property have particular items and open layouts that attract criminals. Young people aware

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Video Surveillance

7 Financial Video Surveillance Benefits for Your Business

While there is an upfront cost, installing a video surveillance system can save you money in the long run It’s a simple truth that prompts many companies to invest in video surveillance systems: You can’t be at your job sites at all times. After all, there’s a good chance you have more than one location,

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Bright sun in a clear, blue sky can provide solar powered security for your construction site
Security Technology

The Benefits and Savings of Solar-Powered Security

Solar power isn’t just for the sunshine states. Here’s why it could be a bright idea for your security challenges. These are dark times in terms of crime, with businesses across the country seeing record amounts of theft and vandalism. Your site needs reliable security surveillance, whether you’re in retail or education or are safeguarding

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Construction Security

Why Construction Site Theft is Common and What You Can Do About It

Thieves will target construction sites for various reasons and cause costly losses in terms of missing materials or equipment. The good news is your company can take some steps to prevent this from happening. People are always coming and going from construction sites, and that creates the perfect environment for things to go missing. Dozens

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Construction Security

Lower Construction Site Liability with Monitored Video Surveillance

A single investment in visual security can prevent multiple expensive outcomes – including lawsuits –  related to construction site liability. Working in construction is one of the most potentially dangerous vocations in America. Many projects are run without due diligence on health and safety matters, for example, and even the best-managed sites have accidents happen.

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Video Surveillance

How Monitored Surveillance Services Can Keep Your Construction Project on Track

Having a trained surveillance professional monitor your construction site’s mobile video security system can eliminate many day-to-day problems you might experience. A lot can go wrong on a construction site because there are so many variables at play. You have multiple employees working on different aspects of the project, all of which have the potential

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Construction Security

What You Should Know About Construction Site Safety Standards

Keeping your construction site safe is essential to the overall health of your workers and business. OSHA sets and enforces safety standards, and you could find yourself liable if your organization doesn’t meet them.  Here’s what you need to know. Safety is a vital topic for any business owner because they never want to see

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A residential construction site worker turns his back on a valuable pile of lumber
Construction Security

5 Ways Video Surveillance Delivers Residential Construction Security

Residential builds don’t have to live with trespassers, thieves, and financial losses. The right video surveillance systems can prevent some of the biggest issues that impact construction sites. Residential construction projects struggle with security, and that’s true no matter how well the economy is doing. These sites are plentiful in a booming economic environment, for

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Construction Security

What You Need to Know About Mobile Video Surveillance for Your Construction Site

Construction projects are vulnerable on multiple fronts. Video surveillance means they don’t have to be easy targets for criminals. Installing video surveillance has many advantages for every kind of business. Those in the construction industry can benefit more than most because they know that “closing” a site after hours is a lot harder than it

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Video Surveillance

Why Remote Security and Video Surveillance Are Worthwhile Investments

Commercial premises, construction sites, equipment and storage yards, even trade booths and exhibit shows are often targeted by thieves, trespassers, and vandals. Security threats don’t stop there either. Some of the biggest risks are already inside the organization and working to exploit it. Modern video surveillance and remote security are the two most powerful tools

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Construction Security

How to Prevent Graffiti Tagging

Many types of criminals like to target construction sites. This is what makes construction site security so essential. It can help prevent and prosecute criminal acts, including those by that vandal/trespasser hybrid better known as the graffiti tagger. Graffiti is an expensive problem in America. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that tackling it costs

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A red and white warning sign reads “PRIVATE PROPERTY NO TRESPASSING,” illustrating the signage required in many states’ trespassing laws.
Video Surveillance

Trespassing Laws in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C

Commercial properties and construction sites are top targets for trespassers. More than 1,000 pieces of commercial equipment are stolen every month, for example. At other times they’re simply seeking the thrill of being somewhere they shouldn’t. Property managers must safeguard their premises with commercial security systems in either instance to protect people and possessions. Investing

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nvr vs dvr security cameras
Security Technology

NVR vs DVR: Which System Is Right For Your Storage Lot?

Storage Lot Showdown: DVR vs. NVR Security Camera Systems Owning a storage lot can be an excellent investment, and deploying first-class security surveillance is the best way to protect it against bad actors. Storage lots aren’t just a major financial commitment for their owners; customers using your lot are trusting you to protect their possessions

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tow lot
Video Surveillance

9 Benefits of 24/7 Tow Lot Video Surveillance

Owning a tow lot means valuable vehicles and equipment are sitting in full view of potential thieves and vandals. Car lots of any type are a magnet for these kinds of criminals, making it essential for owners to take extra protective measures to watch over their investments and keep business moving. Video surveillance is a

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Video Surveillance

10 Tips for Construction Site Theft Prevention Guide

Projects in the construction industry often take multiple days, weeks, or months to complete, leading to tools and equipment being left at the job site. This practice unfortunately leads to a significant amount of construction site theft, because the construction site equipment is unsupervised after everyone departs for the evening. Close to $1 billion is

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Construction Security

10 Major Advantages of Mobile Surveillance Security Systems

Mobile surveillance security systems are becoming increasingly popular as advances in technology make the units better and more portable. While a fixed surveillance system requires a lot of cabling that anchors to a single location, mobile surveillance systems are easily movable because they don’t require as intensive an installation as fixed units. Mobile surveillance systems

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Retail Security Cameras
Video Surveillance

Your Guide to Using Retail Security Cameras to Assess Workflow & Customer Activity

Retail security cameras are an invaluable resource for retail stores everywhere. Theft is the biggest challenge retail establishments face, whether through shoplifting or employee theft. Having security cameras in your store can be the best deterrent to theft and reduce shrinkage. Most businesses install security cameras to reduce theft and regulate behavior in the retail

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Construction Security

What Is Builders Risk Insurance?

Anytime construction on a property has started, there is a need to protect this property. Learn more about if your project needs the builders risk insurance.

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Video Surveillance

Asset Protection Security: CCTV

Business owners have turned to closed-circuit television (CCTV) asset protection security to protect their property. Learn more about this asset protection.

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choosing the right security system for your business
Video Surveillance

DVR vs. NVR: Which One Is Right for Your Business?

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when purchasing a video security system for any business from storage facilities to office buildings to medical practices is whether to use an NVR vs. DVR. Let’s look at which system is right for your business.

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