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Prevent Employee Theft: The 5 Best Tips

Prevent Employee Theft: The 5 Best Tips Everyone wants trustworthy and loyal employees but unfortunately that is not always the case. While shoplifting is a huge concern for retail owners, employee theft ranks just as high. Some retailers even say employee theft is a larger problem than shoplifting. To combat this internal problem, always keep a watchful eye and follow these five helpful tips. Check inventory frequently. By keeping an eye on inventory at all times, whether it is through random spot checks or cash...
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How to Stop Shoplifting

How to Stop Shoplifting Retailers around the country all struggle with the financial woe of shoplifting. With an estimated $35 billion in loss each year, shoplifting is no small concern. Keep your inventory safe by following these tips to prevent criminal activity in your store this year. Train your employees A store’s employees are like built-in security. Keep your frontlines well equipped. Proper training can help folks spot potential shoplifters, especially those that exhibit suspicious behavior. Common traits of shoplifters to keep an eye out...
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Surveillance Solves Residential Burglary Case

Cameras Solve the Case: Video Surveillance Solves Residential Burglary Case Think your house is safe when you step outside for a second? Maybe to get the mail or finish some gardening? You may want to think otherwise. Earlier this year, a 74-year old Chicago woman installed a surveillance camera in hopes of catching the person who continued to break into her house while she went outside to garden. It is sad to think that someone would have the audacity to prey on such an innocent...
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7 Holiday Security Tips

7 Holiday Security Tips Will you be out of town this holiday, visiting family or escaping the cold weather? If so, don’t forget to put in place some safety protocols. Nothing kills holiday cheer like a ransacked house. Criminals notice empty homes and busy families, so before you hurry out of the house with present-packed suitcases, make sure you have your safety bases covered. Tell your apartment manager your travel plans. Having someone on the lookout is always helpful. Your apartment manager can be extra careful...
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Decorate with Home Security

Decorate with Home Security Don’t be like the McCallister’s this year, one of America’s favorite Christmas families from Home Alone. As they hurry off to the airport in a typical holiday craze they forget Kevin at home. But they also forget to implement top security tips for holiday travel, leaving their home as a prime target for the Wet Bandits, the neighborhood burglars on the prowl for vacant homes during Christmas. Luckily, Kevin is around to fend off the burglars, but this is not usually...
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Be Armed, Not Alarmed

Be Armed, Not Alarmed with Home Security If your home has been burglarized you know how it leaves you feeling fearful and anxious. Imagining total strangers ransacking your home, going through your personal items, and totally invading your privacy. No one wants to feel this way. Home is supposed to be a safe place. That is why a home security system is necessary. Prevent the opportunity for criminals to rob your home by arming yourself with a home security. Still need convincing? Check out these...
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The Key to Better Behavior

Video Surveillance: The Key to Better Behavior Does your foot instantly press the brake pedal when you see a police officer on the freeway? It’s almost an involuntary response, isn’t it? We are conditioned to behave better when police are in sight. And quite similarly, researchers discovered people behave better when they’re on camera, too. An ex-Seattle Police officer, Steve Ward, is tapping into this truth. He heads up Vievu, a company that sells body cameras for police officers. The cameras have a two-fold purpose:...
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Installing a Home Security System

The Must-Ask Questions Before Installing a Home Security System No home is safe, regardless of location, and that is why installing a home security system—if you do not already have one—should be on the top of your to-do list. Even a sign placed outside your home advertising the presence of a home security system will warn potential burglars. But before you move forward, make sure to do a bit of research. With years of experience in the security industry, Community Commercial Security recommends asking these...
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New Smart Security Cameras

New Smart Security Cameras Forget about privacy, the rise and growing intelligence of surveillance cameras has made them a must-have item for all companies and public spaces. People may still be concerned about privacy issues, but at this point video surveillance is here to stay and it may be helpful to see the many ways this advanced technology benefits society as a whole. Today’s video surveillance system is much more than just a camera. They are equipped with top-notch technology and tracking equipment that serve...
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Bulk Up for Black Friday Security

Increased Sales Calls for Increased Black Friday Security Thanksgiving is today! Which means the after-turkey madness is quickly approaching. It’s called Black Friday, but some shoppers don’t even have to wait until the early hours of Friday morning to cash in on door-buster deals and low-priced savings for holiday gifts. Last year 92 million people shopped on Black Friday. It’s a huge day for retailers, but can also be a total nightmare. From shoppers trampling over each other and fighting over toys at checkout, Black Friday...
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