Restaurant Security Tips

Restaurant managers and owners need to prioritize their security. This not only keeps the restaurant, customers, and employees safe, but it also helps protect the restaurant’s future success. Security incidents can be costly, but with the proper measures, you can help prevent these incidents from occurring.

Threats include burglaries conducted after hours, employee thefts, and even thefts performed by existing customers. Here are some security tips that provide advice as to how you can keep your restaurant safe and secure: Read more

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Commercial Security Components Series: Wrap-up

Commercial Security CameraCommercial security systems are integral to protecting your employees, products, and your premises from hazards like fires or break-ins. They can also assist with quality control and loss prevention, protect you against false injury claims, and help you monitor employee attendance and behavior in the workplace.

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How to Protect Your Business From Top New England Crime Trends in 2022

Performing a regular audit of the security system within your business helps you make sure it is still meeting your needs. Even if your security system is fully functional, your security needs may have evolved since you first had it installed.

Staying on top of current crime trends will help you adjust and optimize your security strategy to ensure your business remains protected.

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How to Prevent Package Theft

A report by Safewise revealed that 64.1% of Americans fell victim to package theft in 2021, resulting in over $2 billion in stolen goods. This act, often referred to as porch piracy, is most common in metropolitan areas, but happens throughout the entire country. Packages are lifted most around the winter holidays and during the summer when people are on vacation. 

Even though the average value of stolen merchandise was only $50, tracking, reporting, and coordinating refunds for stolen packages is an administrative burden you could do without. Here are some simple tips for preventing package theft.

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Three Simple Ways to Prevent Internal Theft in Retail

An image of an employee using an access control system, which can help reduce internal theftThe National Retail Federation reported that theft, fraud, and other forms of retail shrink equated to nearly $62 billion in losses in 2019. While thefts from burglaries, shoplifting, and payment fraud make up most of this, internal theft contributes significantly to losses. 

Internal theft comes in many forms, including time theft, cash skimming, stealing merchandise, or offering unauthorized discounts to family and friends. The NRF’s 2019 Security Study revealed that each dishonest employee represents an average of $1,264.10 in losses. 

With that in mind, here are a few ways you can adjust your loss prevention strategy to protect against internal theft.

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Three Top Bank Security Challenges and How to Overcome Them

An image of a bank building exterior, relating to a theme of bank securityBanks are responsible for protecting precious financial and physical assets for their customers. What may seem like a straightforward task can be complicated by complex system requirements, outdated technology, and evolving needs. Here are some of the top bank security challenges and how to solve them.

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Preparing for Smash-And-Grab Burglaries

A recent increase in instances of smash-and-grab burglaries throughout New England has resulted in thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise and property damage. If you sell high-value items, these unfortunate events serve as a reminder to audit your existing security system. 

The most effective security strategies incorporate elements that prevent, limit the impact, and assist in the aftermath of a robbery. Here are our suggestions for preparing your business for smash-and-grabs. Read more

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Four Common Crimes Retailers Face

According to the National Retail Federation, retail theft and fraud amounted to 1.62% of sales in 2019 and about $61.7 billion in losses. While these numbers are daunting, there are simple steps you can take to reduce theft in your business. Keep these common retail crimes in mind as you devise a loss prevention plan for your business.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Shopping Security Tips

Packages left on front porch, a reminder of holiday security topicsBlack Friday and Cyber Monday both bring opportunities for great deals—and the potential for theft. As more shoppers switch from in-person to online shopping, the opportunities for package theft and fraud increase. In addition, more shopping activity means more possibility of credit card fraud or identity theft. To stay protected from theft of all kinds, follow these tips for holiday shopping security.

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The Importance of a Commercial Security Needs Analysis

Two people discussing a business security CCTV project. Video security equipment and blueprint on a table.There are an average of over 400,000 commercial burglaries each year. For some business owners, this information is enough to convince them it’s time to install a commercial surveillance system on their property to boost their business security.

However, according to David Oles, Integrated Systems Consultant for American Alarm, a surveillance system all on its own won’t bring business owners the security they’re after. “[Business owners] think they need to install cameras for security to catch people when they break in, but that’s not [always] the right solution.

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