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
Building a Nighttime Lockup Routine

Building a Nighttime Lockup Routine

By Carlos Hazbun | Business, Commercial Buildings, Commercial Security, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Building a Nighttime Lockup Routine Criminals look for easy, high-value targets. If they find commercial properties dark and quiet, lacking digital alarm systems and with valuables in plain sight, the conclusion is inevitable: theft and/or damage. Thankfully, improving security is easier than you think — here's a look at creating a solid nighttime lockup routine [...] More
Thermal Cameras & Other Ways to Keep Night Staff Safe

Thermal Cameras & Other Ways to Keep Night Staff Safe

By Carlos Hazbun | Business, Security, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Thermal Cameras and Other Ways to Make Late Night Staff Feel Safe Because criminals can operate under the cover of darkness and are likely to come up against a smaller staff, the night shift can present danger for retail workers. As a retail business owner, your employees' safety is a priority, but you also want [...] More
3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance

3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance

By Carlos Hazbun | Cameras, CCTV, Surveillance, Video Surveillance | No Comments

3 Crazy Crimes Solved by CCTV Video Surveillance After five homes in San Ramon, California, were shot by a flare gun fired from a passing vehicle, police turned to homeowners’ video surveillance cameras for help. Several homeowners in the area were registered with the city’s Citizen’s View home security camera system registry, whose members have volunteered to [...] More
What Construction Companies Should Look for in a Surveillance Monitoring Service

What Construction Companies Should Look for in a Surveillance Monitoring Service

By Carlos Hazbun | Construction Site Security, Jobsite Security, Monitoring, Security, Surveillance, Video Surveillance | No Comments

What Construction Companies Should Look for in a Surveillance Monitoring Service Construction theft and vandalism are often called the "billion dollar crime" because the industry loses roughly $1 billion per year on loss prevention. Criminals know that job sites offer a lot of potential gain in equipment and resources and therefore target them often. But [...] More
3 Ways Video Surveillance Increase Customer Safety

3 Ways Video Surveillance Increase Customer Safety

By Carlos Hazbun | Property Management, Surveillance, Video Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

3 Ways Video Surveillance Systems Increase Customer Safety If you’re a commercial retail property manager, when customers in your rental properties don’t feel safe, renting out your properties is harder and less profitable. As crime goes up, rental prices go down, RentHop data shows. Burglary and robbery have the highest impact on lowering property values, more so [...] More
Types of Security Cameras

Types of Security Cameras

By Carlos Hazbun | Cameras, CCTV, Mobile Surveillance, PTZ, Thermal Cameras | No Comments

Types of Security Cameras The foundation for a multilayered security plan for your property starts with the camera selection. Whether you're looking for mobile security cameras or a permanent installation, selecting the best camera for the application can make the difference between a blurry snapshot and a crystal-clear record of an incident. Using the wrong [...] More
Types of Construction Site Theft & How to Prevent Them

Types of Construction Site Theft & How to Prevent Them

By Carlos Hazbun | Construction Site Security, Copper Theft, Security, Surveillance | No Comments

Types of Construction Site Theft and How to Prevent Them Construction site theft is big business, estimates of the cost of theft of construction equipment vary from about $300 million to $1 billion, 
with most estimates in the range of $400 million, according to the National Equipment Register's 2016 Theft Report. Targets of theft range [...] More