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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
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
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 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
Virtual Security Guard Day in the Life

Virtual Security Guard Day in the Life

By Carlos Hazbun | Monitoring, Security, Video Surveillance, 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
Types of Commercial Theft and How to Prevent It

Types of Commercial Theft and How to Prevent It

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Buildings, Commercial Security, Parking Lot Security, Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Types of Commercial Theft and How to Prevent It Commercial property security represents an interesting paradox. In many cases, the buildings are open to the public, at least to some extent. Retailers and many types of office buildings rely on customer interaction and foot traffic to sustain their business. However, some members of the public [...] More
6 Commercial Security Trends to Watch in 2018

6 Commercial Security Trends to Watch in 2018

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

6 Commercial Security Trends to Watch in 2018 Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond, the power of technology is a dominant force shaping the next generation of commercial security. Safeguarding your business has never been more critical. For small businesses, the most common crime is burglary and theft, which costs at $8,000 per incident on [...] More
Parking Lot Security: Dealing with Dealership Vandalism

Parking Lot Security: Dealing with Dealership Vandalism

By Carlos Hazbun | Commercial Security, Mobile Surveillance, Parking Lot Security, Remote Monitoring, Security, Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Beyond Parking Lot Security: Dealing with Dealership Vandalism Your dealership has been vandalized. Criminals have scratched up new vehicles, smashed windows and spray painted buildings. Chances are the damage happened when no one was around, but now you're dealing with the aftermath. From improved parking lot security to calling insurance and documenting the damage, here's [...] More
Construction Site Surveillance: The Case for Verified Video

Construction Site Surveillance: The Case for Verified Video

By Carlos Hazbun | Remote Monitoring, Security, Surveillance, Thermal Cameras, Video Surveillance, Virtual Guard | No Comments

Construction Site Surveillance: The Case for Verified Video Construction site theft comes with a massive price tag: As noted by Construction Executive, companies lose nearly $1 billion each year replacing stolen tools and heavy equipment. Improved security can help reduce this cost, but comes with a challenge: The size and scope of construction sites. While traditional [...] More