Learn the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding video surveillance systems to help determine whether it might be right for your home or business.
As a property manager you have a lot of people who depend on the safety and security of the apartment building you oversee.
Every day you have to deal with a number of challenges, including building maintenance, equipment inspection, handling residential complaints, hiring and maintaining qualified staff, and handling residents’ complaints. Read more
In 2016, the average inventory shrink rate, increased to 1.44 percent, up from 1.38 percent in 2015, according to the National Retail Security Survey 2017. Shoplifting by outside customers, accounted for 37% of retail inventory loss, followed by 30% in employee theft, 21% in administrative errors and 5% in vendor fraud. This loss cost retailers about $48.9 billion worth of inventory, a National Retail Federation survey found.
Items most commonly stolen include clothing, books, music, jewelry, watches, tires and car parts. “Everyone thinks about little Johnny stealing a pack of bubble gum, but there are also professional gangs that target stores and steal billions of dollars every year,” says Joseph LaRocca, an adviser for the National Retail Federation, in the article. Read more
Cyberattacks against credit unions are on the rise. As such, protecting their networks is top of mind for security managers.
It’s just as critical for credit union facility managers and/or security managers to pay attention to the physical security of their buildings.
Here are some tips to help you protect your employees, your members and your assets:
- Install a burglar alarm system that includes perimeter alarms to detect an attempted intrusion into your facility, vault, safe, night depository and ATM.
- Install IP video surveillance as it is one of main tools a credit union can employ to help detect internal fraud as well as help police investigate a robbery. Internet Protocol (IP) cameras offer resolutions many times higher than analog cameras, enabling you to get clearer images from wider angles. IP cameras also cover more ground in one shot, which means you can save money because you can install fewer cameras to monitor your facility. Install the cameras in strategic locations, including lobbies to monitor people entering and exiting your building as well as moving around inside; behind the teller area to better capture people’s faces; and outside the building. You should also install a purpose-built ATM surveillance camera.
Your pets are an important part of your family and as a pet owner your responsibility is to keep them safe.
It’s easy to take care of Rover and Fluffy when you’re home, but what happens when you’re at work, or away from the house?
Here are some tips to help you keep your furry friends safe, secure and happy when you can’t be home with them.
- Install a home security system that includes video surveillance with remote video access so you can log in and check on your pets from any computer, smartphone, or other mobile device with Internet access. In addition, your burglar alarm system can be designed with pets in mind, so that dogs or cats don’t cause false alarms.
As a restaurant owner, you know that your business is vulnerable to any number of security issues, including armed robbery, burglary and employee theft.
That’s why it’s important to have adequate restaurant security in place to protect your employees, your customers and yourself.
Protecting your assets and inventory is no easy task, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you do just that:
- Install a business security system to electronically protect your assets and your employees. Today’s technology even lets you monitor and control what’s going on in your restaurant when you’re not there. You can remotely manage the alarm systems and security cameras as well as door and window sensors via any computer, smartphone, or other mobile device with Internet access.
In episode 2 of our Loss Prevention Podcast Series, National Retail Federation’s Vice President of Loss Prevention, Bob Moraca, speaks about his take on organized retail crime, loss prevention strategies and how retailers can prepare themselves for the chaos and potential hazards of the upcoming Black Friday shopping mania.
Businesses without alarms are 4.5 times more likely to be burglarized than those that do have them. But even a great alarm system won’t always stop the most tenacious burglars from trying.
The good news is, business security systems that protect retail, dealerships, schools, warehouses, construction sites, mom and pop shops, residences, and more, are evolving. And modern technology is leading to higher apprehension rates, fewer false alarms, and more comprehensive protection.
Warm weather has finally made its way back to New England. We have a long summer ahead of us to enjoy cookouts, bonfires, or even relaxing in a lounge chair with a good book. But before you enjoy all the benefits of being outside, make sure your yard is a safe place for your family. Read more
Employee theft can take different forms. Workers can steal merchandise, money, supplies and equipment and even pad their expense accounts. Regardless of the manner of employee theft, it still hurts your business and puts you in a tough management situation.
As a business owner, you do everything you can to hire employees who are trustworthy. If you suspect that a worker is stealing from you, it’s critical that you handle the case carefully.
Here are some tips to help you deal with employee theft: