5 Tips to Protect Your Business During the Holidays

5 Tips to Protect Your Business During the Holidays

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security | No Comments

5 Tips to Protect Your Business During the Holidays The holiday season is the peak sales season for most businesses, but it's also the prime crime season for thieves. This year, businesses are facing a growing threat from organized retail crime ring activity, which increased 67 percent over the past year, according to the National Retail Federation. [...] More
How to Prevent Crime and Create a Safe Workplace

How to Prevent Crime and Create a Safe Workplace

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Buildings, Commercial Security, Monitoring | No Comments

How to Prevent Crime and Create a Safe Workplace As an employee, being safe going to and coming from work is always important. But in light of the #MeToo movement recently, this concern has grown, especially for women. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 10 property crimes occur in parking lots and garages outside [...] More
4 Unexpected Benefits of Surveillance Systems for Solar Farms

4 Unexpected Benefits of Surveillance Systems for Solar Farms

By Carlos Hazbun | Substation Security, Surveillance, Video Surveillance | No Comments

4 Unexpected Benefits of Surveillance Systems for Solar Farms "Solar theft" is a problem that needs addressing on solar farms in the United States and around the world. These panels, while prices are falling, are still extremely valuable and a high priority target for criminals who want an easy sell on the black market. And [...] More
Tips To Prevent Problems with Disgruntled Ex-Employees

Tips To Prevent Problems with Disgruntled Ex-Employees

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security, Retail Security, Security, Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Best Practices to Prevent Problems with Disgruntled Ex-Employees Disgruntled ex-employees pose a serious risk to your business. Why? Because even though you've shown them the door and terminated their contracts, some still have access to corporate systems. Others are willing to cause public spectacles or damage property to recoup what they believe they're "owed". Here [...] More
Weaknesses, Burglars and Security Surveillance

Weaknesses, Burglars and Security Surveillance

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

Four Weaknesses Burglars Love and How Security Surveillance Can Help What attracts burglars to your property? Ease of access and the potential to enter, steal and escape undetected. It makes sense since most criminals aren't looking to commit the heist of the century; they're hoping to get in, grab what they can and get out [...] More
Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wireless Camera in Extreme Conditions

Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wireless Camera in Extreme Conditions

By Carlos Hazbun | Cameras, PTZ, Security, Surveillance, Thermal Cameras | No Comments

Tips to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wireless Camera in Extreme Conditions Security cameras improve commercial property protection. According to the Electronic Security Association (ESA), almost 60 percent of criminals consider the presence of cameras when selecting a target, and over 40 percent will choose other targets if they know they're being watched. This is good news for businesses, [...] More
How to Improve Fire Prevention on Construction Sites

How to Improve Fire Prevention on Construction Sites

By Carlos Hazbun | Builders Risk, Fire Detection, Fire Prevention | No Comments

How to Improve Fire Prevention on Construction Sites Constructions site safety is a 24x7 task, and one of the top factors is the risk of fire. Fires may start for many reasons, from deliberate actions or negligence to issues with equipment or wiring, to natural causes like lightning. A comprehensive, multi-layered approach can reduce risk [...] More
Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them

Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Buildings, Commercial Security, Monitoring, Retail Security, Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them Retailers facing a mix of increasing inventory theft and declining enforcement actions are coming to rely more on retail theft prevention devices to stem their losses. U.S. retailers experience an average shrink rate of 1.44 percent, which cost the economy $48.9 billion in 2016, according to [...] More
How Radar Dramatically Improves Property Security

How Radar Dramatically Improves Property Security

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security, Construction Site Security, Radar | No Comments

How Radar Systems Can Dramatically Improve Commercial Property Security Radar security technology is becoming an increasingly important tool for protecting commercial properties. Global radar security sales reached $17.8 billion in 2016, and are increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3 percent, on track to reach $30.1 billion by 2024. Radar’s popularity is growing because [...] More
Johnson’s Criteria for Thermal Camera Performance

Johnson’s Criteria for Thermal Camera Performance

By Carlos Hazbun | Surveillance, Thermal Cameras | No Comments

The Use of Johnson's Criteria for Thermal Camera Performance For over half a century, Johnson’s criteria — named for Army scientist John Johnson — have been used to evaluate the performance of visual tasks by users of night vision systems. Today, while others have improved on Johnson’s original criteria, they remain important for optimizing thermal camera setup. If your [...] More