9 Tips to Improve your Restaurant Security

Dining out is a relaxing experience, but it can be dangerous for those working in this industry. The hours are late, and the patrons can be unpredictable. Any business that is open to the public runs the risk of crime. Restaurant security should be an important concern for owners, managers and employees. In addition, restaurants...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Business Secure During the Holidays

It’s not uncommon for commercial businesses to close temporarily during certain holidays. For instance, there are ten federal holidays observed in the US. But even if you operate a private business, you may still close your doors on certain holidays, which can subsequently place your business at risk for burglary, vandalism and criminal mischief. So,...

Top Business Security Myths

Security should be a top priority for all business owners. Don’t fall victim to these common business security myths when planning your business security. My Business Isn’t Vulnerable to Theft Think your business is safe from theft? Think again. All businesses are susceptible to theft. Retailers alone report billions of dollars of stolen goods each...

Stop them in their Tracks with Video Verification

With cameras on every smartphone these days, it seems every event is easily captured on video and can quickly go viral.  But what about for the times when there isn’t anyone around and your business is vulnerable to theft or burglary? Video Verification for your Business Many businesses rely on video cameras to keep their...

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2 Key Ways to Secure the Exterior of Your Business

The exterior of your business provides a buffer between the outside world and your business’ assets.  Business assets include: Confidential information Computer systems Human life Many businesses are so focused on protecting their internal assets they overlook their building’s exterior. Here are a few suggestions for enhancing your business’ exterior and its surrounding areas. 1....

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Preventing Workplace Violence: Emergency Action Plan

  Working at a company that interacts with the public regularly is the number one risk factor for workplace violence. Employers should be prepared for a range of situations, including: Active shooter Robberies Bomb threats Coworker on coworker assault Customer on employee assault While you can’t always prevent a dangerous incident, you can take measures...

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6 Reasons to Consider Access Control for Your Business

If you’re a business owner, security is a top priority. You not only have valuable information, technology and products to protect, but you are responsible for your employees’ safety. Access control replaces traditional keys with electronic technology that authenticates an individual. It prevents unauthorized individuals from entering a building or parts of a building. Access...

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How Secure Is Your School Campus?

It will be 50 years this August since the tragic shooting at the University of Texas that claimed 14 lives and injured 32 others. “Tower,” a documentary scheduled to air later this year, recounts the events of that day and places school security once again at the center of media attention. Sadly, violent acts like...

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4 Tips to Protect Against Shoplifting in Retail

Do you own and/or manage a retail store? If so, you are probably well aware of the importance of preventing shoplifting. According to the 27th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, roughly 1.2 million shoplifters were caught during 2014 by just 25 of the nation’s leading retailers. Retailers lose billions of...

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The Hurdles of Dorm Security (and How to Solve Them)

There are currently more than 20 million students enrolled in college courses, according to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics. Some of these students live at home with their parents, whereas others live alone in homes or apartments. Of course, a third option is to live in a dorm room,...

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