The Future Has Arrived – Video Analytics!

THE FUTURE IS HERE

I hope you are ready…because the future is here! Video analytics are the way of the future. Video analytics make it so that your security surveillance system is only alerting you for the really important stuff. Video analytics will also limit the amount of time an actual person needs to spend sitting in front of a screen watching every little thing that happens. No one has time for that!  Not everything that goes on at your property requires your attention, unless you’re into that…

Video Analytics save you time and thus money! Time saved is money in your pocket which you can reinvest in your business growing your assets. Now, that makes sense!

Peace of Mind Delivered

Embezzlement Prevention

A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY
With the Holidays right around the corner, businesses are seeing a rise in crimes committed by their very own employees. Embezzlement occurs when an employee takes unauthorized funds from their employer for their own personal gain. Employees in charge of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing are a few likely suspects. Desperation can often turn an honest and hardworking employee into an embezzler. Often times an employee will justify their crime by an unwritten promise to pay their employer back. Well, it is not often that that promise comes to fruition. And even if it does, the crime has already been committed.

New Homeowner? 6 Ways You Can Help Secure Your Home and Protect Your Family and Assets

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Are you the proud owner of a new home? Congratulations! Hopefully, you are taking the steps necessary to protect your new investment from crime. According to the F.B.I., In 2013, there were an estimated 1,928,465 burglaries in the United States, and 74% of those burglaries were residences. There once was a time when simply locking your windows and doors was all that was needed to secure your home—but this is no longer the case. We have to approach the idea of home security while covering all bases to truly be protected. Here are some tips to help:

1.     Close the curtains and blinds at night.

Leaving the curtains or blinds open at night (whether the lights are on or off), is simply welcoming criminals to take a look at what you have inside.

2.   Install motion-activated lights outside.

Motion-activated lights are fairly inexpensive, will deter burglars, and will also help add some extra light to assist your infrared night vision security cameras.

3.     Install a Security Camera System.

Install security cameras in your home and outside to protect yourself. If your house is burglarized without cameras, good luck in finding the culprits—however, with security cameras, you may be able to identify the criminals, pinpoint the time of the burglary, and assist the police officers with their investigation.

4.     Install a security Alarm system.

The combination of security alarms and security cameras is nearly foolproof in deterring thieves and bringing them to justice.

5.     Invest in shatter-safe unbreakable security windows.

This will prevent burglars from entering through what is usually one of the most vulnerable areas in houses- the windows.

6.     Get a Best Friend.

Dogs are one of the best alarm systems around. They can detect an intruder long before you can, and the barking will usually scare away an intruder before they even try to break in.

Read more at: Denver Security Blog.

4G FOR ME?

 

4G FOR ME?

Those four G’s have been buzzing all over the tech world and it’s no doubt your left questioning – “ is four-G” for me? So, here, we go!

Think of 4G cellular wireless technology as the highway, no scratch that, 4G today is the Hyperloop of the future that you can ride on today. 3G, the transmission speed your network is likely still on is TEN-times slower than the 4G network. Would you settle for anything that was ten times less slow?  Think how long it would take you to get your pizza delivered if it was 3G…. F.O.R.E.V.E.R…. So, if the speed of transmission matters to you then yes, SAY IT WITH ME – “4G is for me”!

How Retailers Can Utilize Security Surveillance Systems to Mitigate Employee Theft

EMPLOYEE THEFT, AN INSIDE JOB

It has been said time and time again that a company’s biggest asset is their employees. We all know that with great assets comes great risk. It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that there is a great amount of risk when it comes to the personnel your organization employs, OR should it? In addition, businesses, like retailers, are at a greater risk for employee theft because their employees handle cash and other assets on a daily basis.

Do surveillance cameras really have an effect on crime? Researchers in recent published studies say “Yes”

 

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In a study by Mikael Priks of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, newly installed surveillance cameras in subway stations in Stockholm, Sweden were shown to decrease crime in that area. Cameras were installed in over 80 subway stations in Stockholm and stayed in operation for two years. The overall crime rate in these usually high-crime stations was reduced by 20 percent, and incidences of robbery, drug-related crime and pickpocketing were reduced by 20-40%. What was also found was that crime outside of the stations where there weren’t any cameras was also reduced.

In Baltimore, Maryland, the city placed hundreds of security cameras in the high-crime and downtown areas. These cameras are “actively monitored” by retired police officers. A study done on this surveillance system showed that there has been a reduction of at least 30 incidents of criminal activity per month since installment. According to the Urban Institute, while the city spent a whopping $8 million on the system (installation and maintenance), they have saved over $12 million in criminal justice costs!

Although the success rate of crime reduction in security camera use depends on users actively monitoring the system , the majority of studies about this subject come to the conclusion that camera surveillance is indeed a great tool to prevent crime in public spaces, homes, and businesses.

Peace of Mind? Piece of Cake!

PEACE OF MIND?
How many times have you wished that there was more than one of you? That you could be in multiple places
at once? That you had eyes everywhere you needed to be, even in the back of your head…. If you are like
most your answer would be ‘more times than I can count’. The pressures of family, the never-closing
marketplace and rising crime rates leave us all stressed out and stretched thin. It is impossible for us to be
everywhere we need to be and the result is often that something falls through the cracks when we aren’t
watching.

Home Security and Homeowners Insurance

As if there were not enough reasons to install a home security surveillance system, you can also take the plunge simply for the financial benefits. Since many insurance companies offer discounted premiums for homeowners to have a home security surveillance system in place, you could actually come close to breaking even on the deal, depending on where you live, how much your homeowners insurance premiums cost, and whether or not your insurance company offers these discounts. Surveillance equipment can keep more than your property safe – for some homeowners, it can also mean major savings. Installing a security camera system may help you save money on homeowners insurance. Some of the most popular insurance providers in the United States offer this benefit, and using the information below, homeowners can decide whether or not investing in security cameras will also benefit their insurance-related finances.