Owning a business involves many details, not the least of which is making sure that your employees, your property, and your inventory are safe. It can be difficult enough to make sure that everyone and everything is safe during the working hours, but making sure that all is well overnight and on the weekends can be even more difficult. Whether you are in a neighborhood that is subject to theft and vandalism or whether your business is in a location that is far from any areas of crime, most businesses present themselves as a target if they do not implement business security systems.
Today’s businesses house so much technology and so much inventory that they they can easily fall prey to skilled thieves if a business security system is not in place. Without the right kind of security system installation, in fact, even a small business can lose thousands of dollars in a single break in. Businesses that are equipped with video surveillance systems and other kinds of security cameras, on the other hand, are more protected. Armed with systems that can alert both the owner and the local police that a break in has occurred, locations with business security systems protect both property and inventory.
Consider some of these statistics about the residential and commercial security industry and how it protects home from what some see as an increasing amount of crime and vandalism:
- Security systems are currently installed in an estimated 18 million home in America. The remaining home owners, those without security alarm systems, leave themselves vulnerable to crime, theft, and vandalism.
- Approximately 85% of break-ins are committed by non-professional criminals. It is safe to assume that these non-professional home invasions target properties that do not have a security system. If, for instance, a non-professional attempts to enter a home with a security system they will likely just leave that property and move on to an easier target.
- Front door monitoring and using video surveillance to screen visitors allows workers to focus on their daily tasks and focus on productivity instead of their safety.
- Every employee at your office should feel safe. Today’s security systems work to keep a building closed and secure during nights and weekends, but they also serve to make sure that the daytime hours are safe as well.
- The number of property crimes committed in 2013 totaled $8.6 million, approximately a 4.1% decrease from the year 2012.
- Yearly losses to shoplifting on a yearly basis in America total US businesses experience $13 billion.
- More than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported every year in America. Has your home every been broken into? Making the investment in a home security system can help you protect your house, your property, and, most importantly, your family.
- Adding a business security system can help you get reduced rates on some insurance policies. When an insurance provider gives an allowance for a video surveillance system, for instance, it is because statistics have shown that the loss is limited, or possibly prevented, when a business installs a camera system to protect the property. Some home owners receive as much as a 20% discount on property insurance when they install a security system.
- The homes without security or alarm systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into, according to statistics. An unprotected home can serve as an open invitation to burglars who are looking for an easy target.
- The research from local police forces indicate that they are only able to solve about 13% of all reported burglaries. Typically, this is due to a lack of witnesses or physical evidence. A home surveillance system can produce the necessary evidence should a break in or outside property damage occur.
- Estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce indicate that approximately 75% of employees steal. A video monitoring system helps keep employees honest and helps business owners see who the people are who take from the company.
- Reported property crimes in 2013 totaled $16.6 billion. Were you, or one of your neighbors, a victim of a property crime recently? Did you have a security system in place? Are you doing everything you can to make sure that your home, your property, and your family are safe?
- Security systems of both home and office provide an extra set of eyes.