Door Knocking Scams: How to Spot and Avoid

Door-to-door sales, charity, and survey solicitations are surprisingly common, even in the digital age. While most individuals who come to your home requesting donations or selling services are genuine, there are scam artists who take advantage of this practice to solicit personal information and money from homeowners. Here’s what to know about door-knock scams and how you can protect yourself from unwanted or fraudulent solicitors. Read more

How to Improve Security in Your Business’ Parking Lot

Between drivers admitting to being distracted while navigating parking lots and an 11% increase in car theft nationally, parking lot security at your business should be top of mind. Help your employees and customers feel safe and comfortable coming and going from your business by taking measures to reduce the risk of accidents and the threat of criminal activity on your property. Here are some simple tips for improving your business’ parking lot security.

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How to Secure Your Home for Spring Break Travel

Spring break is a fantastic opportunity to relax and decompress after a busy winter, but it might be tough to unwind if you’re worried about the safety of your home. Research shows that burglars are three times less likely to break into a house with a security system in place. If you don’t already have a home surveillance system, install one before you leave.

Beyond surveillance, making your home appear lived-in is the best way to deter burglars when you’re out of town. Here are some simple home security travel tips for securing your home during spring break.

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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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Three Benefits of a Professional Home Security System

A home security system goes far beyond a camera or alarm. While these devices are each beneficial in their own right, effective security solutions are not one-size-fits-all. A professional security company will work with you to develop a system designed to address your needs and priorities. Here are some of the advantages of working with a security company.

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Four Lesser-Known Bank Security Considerations

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While features like access control, surveillance, and emergency response protocols are likely the first things that come to mind when you think of bank security, there are many nuances to an effective system. Using the latest technology can fortify and streamline security systems in financial institutions, making it easier to stay proactive against security threats. Here are some less-obvious bank security considerations.

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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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Preventing False Injury Claims with Video Monitoring

An image of someone shoveling snow, part of snow and ice removalNortheast winters bring snow and ice and with it many hazards. According to Massachusetts law, residential and commercial property owners may be held liable for injuries related to snow and ice on their property. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to lower the likelihood of winter-related accidents. To prevent false injury claims, couple these actions with a video surveillance system so you can verify that the appropriate steps were taken.  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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