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Security Tips: Protect Your Business from Holiday Crime

Some say it is "the most wonderful time of the year,” yet statistics indicate that the holiday season is a popular time for crime, especially for businesses. Increased inventory and decreased hours of operation make it easier for unauthorized intruders to get access to your building and goods.

According to the FBI, more than 30 percent of businesses will experience a burglary this year. The holiday season can be an especially dangerous time for illegal intrusions as well as shoplifting, which tends to peak around this time. Shoplifting is estimated to account for between 30-40 percent of a retailer’s lost profit and only about 2 percent of these losses are ever recovered.

This year, take the time to install a few simple security features around your business property. This will help protect your inventory and employees. There are many quick and affordable solutions for securing one’s business during the holiday season. By simply improving existing security features and adding a few new ones you can protect yourself from being targeted before and after the holidays.

Here are a few suggestions to protect your busienss against theft, vandalism and property damage this season:

1. Motion Lights are relatively inexpensive and popular because they can fool burglars into thinking that someone is there when in fact the building is empty. They illuminate large outdoor areas when movement is detected which can scare away potential intruders before they get too close to your business.

2. Update Your Locks If you recently moved your business to a new location, updating your locks immediately increases the security of your property. This prevents previous owners from using their old keys to access all your goods. Make sure you consult a licensed locksmith like Triad Security Systems to inspect and replace your locks. This will ensure a level of quallity workmaship is maintained.

3. Video Monitoring Business owners interested in keeping a constant watch of their property should consider video monitoring. There are a number of solutions for businesses with a smaller budget. Some solutions don't even require the purchase of a DVR/NVR - just the cameras - and owners can view their live and recorded video by logging into a web site just for their business. 

4. Be proactive about securing your business this season. Look for identification on delivery personnel and keep inventory well-organized. Also keep in mind that after Christmas, you are not in the clear as burglary rates spike in January. Continue to use your security features so you can stay protected the rest of the year.

For a free security assessment, contact Triad Security Systems today at (908) 964-5252 or sales@triadsecurity.com.

For 25 years, Triad Security Systems has offered security systems to commercial and industrial clients. Triad Security Systems offers state of the art security solutions for clients in a variety of industries. We can help your business reduce inventory loss and loss due to employee or vendor theft or error. Call us today at 908-964-5252 to have a security expert review your security plan and offer quality, technological solutions. Triad offers mechanical and electronic access control, video surveillance with analog or IP video cameras, licensed locksmith services such as key management, commercial lock maintenance and repair, intrusion alarm & fire alarm/detection and central station alarm monitoring and audio/video intercoms. Triad security experts can help you to deter criminals, prevent loss, detect illegal entry and report on daily activities in secured areas. Triad is a complete security solutions provider. Don’t hesitate to call us today! The investment you make today could not only help you save today but protect your assets, facility and employees in the future.

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