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Crimes Against Small Businesses

Crimes Against Small Businesses

by Carlos Lopez

Many Chicago small business owners believe that security is not a top concern since they are the little guys in stores and offices across the metro Chicago area. Many are wrong, as small retailers lose $25,000 to $33,000 every minute to shoplifters. But, shoplifting is not the only type of illegal activity that threatens a small business owner. Crimes Against Small Business Threats to your business’s security come from external as well as internal sources. Following are the highlights of why your business needs to plan and act to improve security. Employee Theft Sixty-four...

3 Reasons You Need a High-Quality Business Security System

As the owner or manager of a business, you have a lot of responsibility. Both your employees and your customers expect you to keep things running smoothly and to maintain an exceptional level of service. One key component that often gets overlooked is the physical security of your business. Burglary, theft, and natural disasters we never expect to happen, but they do. And when they do, it’s important that your company is prepared. Here are 3 reasons investing in a high-quality business security system should be one of your top priorities. 1....

Manage & Secure Multiple Properties Using One Mobile App

Do you own or manage multiple homes, properties, or office spaces, or a combination the three? Make your life easier by managing and securing all of your properties using a single mobile app! After all, you can't be in two places at the same time. Imagine a security management system that is mobile, provides live security video and real-time alerts, and is able to be armed or disarmed remotely. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! The security of our homes and businesses is of the utmost importance in today's world....

Face the Problem of Home Security in Chicago and Embrace the Solution

Sometimes, there are simple steps we can take that result in huge benefits. Securing your home or business with a professional and affordable security system is an example of one of these steps. Especially for Chicago residents, preventing burglaries and property damage is the main benefit gained, but also the peace of mind knowing home and business are safe. Problem: The following annual U.S. statistics have been reported by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports: Approximately 2.1 million burglaries 9.9 Million Property Crimes per year Solution: Homes with security...

Advantages of Chicago Small Business Alarm Systems

by Carlos Lopez

Small businesses are frequently targeted by burglars looking for a quick and easy snatch. Whether it is the merchandise your store contains or sensitive data that can be further utilized for criminal purposes, a small business is often a prime target for criminals when compared to larger businesses or corporations with advanced security systems.  Overly Intensive Focus on Cyber Security With all of the recent news about data stolen through remote hacking measures, almost all businesses have gone through extraordinary lengths to ensure digital protection. All of this is worthless if a thief can simply run off with the computers or data...

Your business is an important part of your life. It provides you with an income, and it also provides your employees with the jobs they need to pay their bills. Unfortunately, while you highly value your business, it is also an extremely vulnerable target. Theft is a major problem for businesses, and you must take action in order to prevent theft. Thieves have a wide variety of ways to take advantage of your business. During the day, your business is packed with people and it is difficult for thieves to take advantage. However, once the business day closes thieves take advantage...

Top 3 Building Security Flaws

by Carlos Lopez

Do you feel that you have done enough to protect your facility or business? A lot of times, there are major security flaws in buildings that are not obvious right away. Criminals and thieves that are determined to break in spend a lot of time thinking of ways to do it. In order to fully protect yourself against crime, it is important to have every line of defense in order with business alarm system. Implementing Natural Surveillance The aesthetic of your property should be pleasing to the eye, but there are also some natural ways to deter criminals. The first place a...

Fend Off Chicago Home Security Scammers

by Carlos Lopez

Deceptive sales tactics aim to gain entry into our homes. If we allow it, these strangers will alter our systems, retrieve our password, and/or steal from us. Chicago home security residents must keep their manual guard up for door-to-door sales representatives in addition to installing home security. While some are legitimate sales representatives, others are flat-out fraudulent filled with empty promises, scare tactics, and borderline illegal strategies. How will you know the difference? Take this subsequent advice. Never accept the identification given. Ask for proof of name and company. Ask for...

Comparing Chicago Business Security Companies

by Carlos Lopez

One of the most vital aspects for the assurance of present and future customer relationships is the protection of their financial information. If such a breach occurs, many customers will shy away from working with your institution in the future. Furthermore, the record of the security instability could discourage the business of new customers. By learning how to compare Chicago business security companies, protecting the confidential information within your company should be straightforward. Consider how Trustworthy the Security Company Is A security company will inherently know the flaws in the system they install and will typically develop an idea of exactly what...

Security Doctors are reaching out to area builders and contractors affected by theft on the job site. New statistics from a recent survey from Dewalt are saying the construction industry is being hit hard with $1 billion in reported losses just in the United States alone. That is a conservative figure because much loss goes unreported for fear of an increase in insurance rates. If builders and contractors continue to not address the problem, eventually their ability to get insurance will prove difficult. You are responsible for protecting your own assets, and we want to help, so...