Benefits of Surveillance For Your Business

On June 15, 2017 By admin

As the saying goes, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.” Whether or not you look to Noah as an example, Stephen King put it best when he remarked, “there’s no harm in hoping for the best while preparing for the worst.” We can hope all we want to live in a world where we can leave our doors unlocked, where everyone keeps their word, where morality is a constant virtue for everyone, but spending our days hoping isn’t going to prevent the rare occasions misfortune does happen. With that in mind, here are a few reasons why we think every business should invest in security, whether your business is made up of two or two million employees.

Violent Crime Is On The Rise

In the United States crime is starting to increase significantly around almost all of the large cities. According to the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which had gathered information from sixty-one metropolitan police agencies, United States cities saw 6,407 crime related homicides in 2016, an eleven percent increase from the year before. Time magazine cites criminologists as stating that it takes up to five years to understand if there really is a trend or if the rise within these last two years is just a blip in the data. It may be too early to tell if this is a sustained increase in crime, but it’s never too early to prepare for such an event.

Value of Stolen Property

According to the most recent crime report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were an estimated 327,374 robberies nationwide, which accounted for a three hundred and ninety million dollar loss (average dollar value per reported robbery was $1,190.) Property crimes, (which came in at about nine percent vehicle theft, twenty percent burglary, and seventy one percent latency-theft), resulted in losses that were estimated to result in a total fourteen point three billion dollars.

Just Because It’s Not Tangible Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Be Taken

Crime is not only affecting neighborhoods and businesses by looting what’s inside. It is also reaching new frontiers online and stealing intelligence property. According to the Ponemon Institute’s “2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis”, which analyzed over three hundred and eighty organizations that experienced at least one breach in 2016, the average cost of a breach was four million dollars while hovering at seven million inside the United States.

What Can Security Do?

The Electronic Security Association’s “Home Safety Fast Facts” report that nine out of ten burglars said that if they encountered a home or business with a security system, they would not attack that location. To put it simply, there’s a reason why people use the phrase, “It’s like taking candy from a baby.” An immature or no security system is a recipe for disaster, and one of the biggest security myths is that it is far too expensive. Unless you plan on hiring a Navy SEAL team 24/7, there are so many types of security that there is a system tailored to every budget. We recommend that you look at the assets you’re trying to protect, and if you were a burglar, how would you go about stealing them? What and where are the loopholes? Take the time to plan how you will protect what is important to you, because if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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