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Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them

Types of Retail Theft and How to Prevent Them

By Carlos Hazbun | 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
Virtual Security Guard Day in the Life

Virtual Security Guard Day in the Life

By Carlos Hazbun | Virtual Guard | No Comments

A Day in the Life of a Virtual Security Guard At 2:50 p.m., Hector Gonzalez places his lunch in his locker and clocks into his job as a virtual guard at ECAMSECURE. It was a Thursday evening, so he hopes that it would be fairly quiet on his 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. He [...] More
Save Money by Switching to Technology

Save Money by Switching to Technology

By Carlos Hazbun | Virtual Guard | No Comments

Save Money by Switching to Technology for Security It’s safe to say that every business has at least some level of security requirements and that every security requirement is different--depending on the client, business, or jobsite. Businesses increasingly have to make critical decisions about how to implement a security program. Whether they are large corporations [...] More
Artificial Intelligence in Security

Artificial Intelligence in Security

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Artificial Intelligence Poised to Revolutionize Video Surveillance We’ve all seen it in the latest blockbuster – the security guard taken advantage of while sleeping on the job. The well-executed heist where masked bank robbers tap into the surveillance cameras to gain access to the vault. In these circumstances, the security guards don’t stand a chance […]

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The Future of Security Guards

The Future of Security Guards

By Carlos Hazbun | Virtual Guard | No Comments

The Future of Security The turn of the century brought many changes- both good and bad- along with it. Arguably one of the best changes that we have had in the past 16 years has been the development of new and ever-changing technologies such as computers, software, alarm systems, etc. Since everything has been developing […]

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Ultimate Tips for Car Dealership Security

Ultimate Tips for Car Dealership Security

By Carlos Hazbun | Virtual Guard | No Comments

Ultimate Tips for Car Dealership Security Car dealership security is a niche that was recently thrust into the spotlight due to cars being hacked. In 2014, the latest year fully available, the FBI recorded 689,527 motor vehicle thefts - about 216 per 100,000 inhabitants in a city and totaling $4.5 billion in stolen vehicles. But [...] More
Physical vs. Virtual Guards

Physical vs. Virtual Guards

By Carlos Hazbun | Virtual Guard | No Comments

Physical vs Virtual Guards What is the difference between a “real” security guard on your site versus a virtual guard who monitors your properties remotely? The most important thing to know is what they have in common: Both virtual guards and on-site guards are real people. A physical security guard at your small business or [...] More