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How to Create a Robust Security System for your Apartment Building

Protect your tenants – and your property – with security solutions customized to your unique needs Key takeaways: Apartment security is vital for residents, managers, and owners There are many types of security that you will need to consider Monitored video surveillance provides the greatest peace of mind As a property manager or owner of …

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What is a Commercial Building Security System?

A commercial security system can be made up of many different tools that keep your business safe Commercial building security is a broad term that includes all the various methods businesses might use to curb theft, trespassing, and vandalism. Companies have different needs when it comes to security, so the measures they take depend on …

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How to Spot (and Stop) Employee Theft in Your Business

Listen to your team, treat them well, and keep an eye on them.   Of the many challenges facing small business owners today, one of the most critical is employee theft. It’s estimated that employee theft costs American businesses up to $50 billion per year, with each rogue employee costing retailers an average of $1,551.66. …

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4 Reasons to Have Cloud-Based Video Security Systems for Your Property

Investing in the Right Cloud-Based Video Security Systems can Save You Money While Providing Optimal Video Security Coverage As you create a custom video monitoring system for your business, the question of how you’ll store your data will arise. Traditionally, companies would store their video footage on-site, as there weren’t any other options available.  Today, …

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5 Benefits of a Car Dealership Security System

Video monitoring offers distinct advantages over other security methods No matter your business type, protecting your assets is essential to your success. Taking a few simple precautions to limit theft and vandalism makes running your company a lot easier and minimizes the time you’ll spend dealing with insurance agencies – and expensive increases in your …

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Construction Site Security Plan – A Complete Guide

To the untrained eye, your construction site might look like a pile of dirt and rebar. To a potential thief or vandal, it seems like the perfect place to find valuable items of resale or a blank slate for their next spray-paint masterpiece. A construction Site Security Plan is so important that If you don’t …

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How Can Loss Prevention Devices Protect Your Retail Business?

Investing in common theft-prevention tools and equipment can help keep your business assets safe Retail theft hurts businesses all over the country. A 2021 study by the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Buy Safe America Coalition reports that up to $68.9 billion worth of products were stolen from American businesses in 2019 alone, and retail …

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Removing the Threat Of Construction Site Thefts

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register, construction site theft — costs companies between $300 million and $1 billion annually. Construction materials are more expensive than ever, meaning it’s even more imperative that you protect your construction sites from theft. If you’re unsure where to start, this guide is for …

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How to Keep Public Utilities Safe from Attack

Surveillance monitoring is a key component of public utility safety Of the many facilities that require security, probably the most crucial are public power utilities. The physical infrastructure of these facilities – generators, poles, substations, wires, and transformers – represent the lifeblood of their communities, which makes them the primary targets for bad actors. Any …

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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. As you look for a video security system for your business, you’ll see multiple options on the market. The choice will ultimately come down to what works best for your purposes, but it’s worth exploring all …

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Why Fake Security Cameras Won’t Protect Your Business

Real video surveillance is necessary if you’re serious about stopping criminals On the surface, installing fake security cameras around your property might make some sense. After all, imitation cameras are less expensive than real video surveillance devices, and they could conceivably have some benefits as a crime deterrent. However, the reality is that fake cameras …

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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. Impound yards serve multiple sectors, ranging from law enforcement agencies holding vehicles on legal grounds to businesses storing them for auction or preparing them for scrap. Whatever the application, these yards can be targets for …

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A Spotlight on After-Hours Security

Criminals know that weak video surveillance literally leaves businesses in the dark. Here’s how to keep sites safer after sundown with after-hours security. Every business is most at risk from sunset to sunrise, making after-hours security a must. Little to no physical presence onsite combined with low light conditions make it easier for criminals to …

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10 Benefits of Night and Day Video Security Cameras

Right now, security is more important than ever. The ability to view your property, building, or construction site remotely is invaluable in today’s times. Using security cameras lets you protect your assets at all hours of the day and night, even when you can’t be there in person. What companies should be using mobile video surveillance systems, and …

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Book & Publishing Trade Show Security Strategies

Publishing trade show security is a constant need because book events and trade shows continue to be critical to the success of the publishing industry. Despite constant cries that “print is dead,” the publishing industry is doing quite well.  Though to be fair, e-books and audiobooks do bring in billions in revenue for the industry. …

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7 Tips for Achieving Cannabis Security Success

7 Tips for Achieving Cannabis Security Success

As the medical marijuana industry ramps up nationwide and the recreational cannabis market booms in legal states, facility owners, managers, and consultants need to be ready with cannabis facility security strategies. Thankfully, there are a growing number of online resources to help business owners achieve the cannabis security solutions needed for success. Start here with …

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Roles and Responsibilities of an Effective Security Director

Do you work on a construction site, material yard, utility infrastructure site, or a similar kind of environment? If so, it’s easy to assume that the premises will always be secure throughout your workday. However, this level of protectedness doesn’t happen on its own.  Rather, a security director is usually working behind the scenes to make sure that your …

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4 Simple Strategies for Dramatically Improved Employee Security Awareness Training

A construction site has hundreds, if not thousands, of moving parts. Each employee has a different idea of worksite security and a different view of the role they play in it. Having hundreds of employees with different ideas of how they play into a safe worksite doesn’t make for a safe site at all. In …

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The Best Business Security Cameras and Video Surveillance of 2019

If you own your own business, you need to have an adequate video surveillance system that will help keep you and your building protected. But with so many business security cameras available today, deciding which option is the best for your office can be quite difficult. The good news is, we can help! By narrowing …

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Recording Communications and Surveillance Laws by State

If you have watched an episode on TV with police detectives trying to solve a crime, you know one of their big sources of information comes from those secret or not so secret surveillance cameras. Whether it’s on a street corner or in the aisle of a store, those cameras see and record what happens …

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5 Best Mobile Security Cameras for Surveillance

Strange as it might seem, the world is getting safer. Indeed, between 1993 and 2018, rates of property and violent crime dropped by 54% and 51% respectively. Interestingly, though, according to the same source, the public feel like the opposite is true: People believe rates of crime to be higher than they actually are. The …

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What is Remote Monitored Video Surveillance?

Understanding Video Surveillance System Options Remote video surveillance is a critical component of nearly every industry. Whether you’re using it to optimize your workflow or protect your construction site from theft and vandalism, it’s important to be equipped with the right video technology. First Things First: Remote Video Surveillance Basics What is Remote Video Surveillance? …

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Improve Insurance Costs with Intelligent Security Solutions

3 Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Insurance Costs  Running or managing a business always comes with inherent risks and a host of expenses, in particular, insurance costs. Making a good profit requires learning to manage those risks and expenses with the right balance of safeguards and common sense. Improving your business insurance spend is one …

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