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6 Ways to Reduce Theft, Vandalism and Employee Fraud in Your Restaurant

Posted by Joe Wilson

Nov 18, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

The restaurant industry is becoming increasingly competitive, particularly with disruptors, such as SkipTheDishes, changing the way consumers engage with the food service industry.

As a result, both chain and independent restaurants have struggled over the past few years - with many restaurant businesses closing down. To stay competitive, loss prevention is crucial.

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Topics: Restaurant Security

How to Protect Your Construction Site from Vandalism and Theft

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 31, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Two of the most common crimes that affect construction sites are theft and vandalism.

This is often due to lack of security which leaves machines, equipment, tools, materials and the building which is being constructed unguarded in an environment that is perfect for camouflaging criminals – dark and unoccupied.

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Topics: Construction Security

Looking to Bolster Your Office Security This Holiday Season? Here’s 9 Simple Steps

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 24, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

With Thanksgiving weekend behind us, it is back to business as usual as we get ever-closer to the hustle and bustle of December. Before it gets too busy, this is the perfect time to review your company’s office security.

In fact, now is the time of year to determine whether there are any vulnerabilities you need to be aware of during the holiday season when employees are away and you have closed up shop for some well-deserved time with friends and family.

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Topics: Office Workplace Security

6 Tips to Protect Your Automotive Dealership From Theft and Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 17, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Car theft is becoming increasingly common across Western Canada and is even being linked in recent years to organized crime. It’s not just individuals that are being targeted either, automotive dealerships are falling victim to car theft.

Are you worried about the possibility of a dealership breach? Then it’s time you take the right precautions to keep your staff safe, ensure the data in your office is protected and prevent your high-value assets from being stolen.

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Topics: Security for Auto Dealerships

Looking to Secure Your Fenced Compound? Verified Security is a Must

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 10, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Do you own a fenced compound? Then you’ll know just how hard it can be to protect a compound from the threat of criminals. That’s because fenced compounds often contain valuable stock, equipment, building materials and vehicles, making them an attractive proposition to criminals.

It’s likely that by now you’ll have realized that the combination of a fence, conventional CCTV and a security guard simple isn’t enough from either deterring or preventing criminals from entering your compound.

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Topics: Security for Fenced Compounds

10 Tips That Will Help Retailers Minimize Crime This Holiday Season

Posted by Joe Wilson

Sep 30, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

In just a few weeks, we will be getting into the swing of the holiday season. Upcoming events include Thanksgiving, Diwali, Halloween, Singles’ Day, Black Friday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and each of these will involve some combination of family meals, décor, gift exchanging and dressing to the nines.

As a retailer, this means more business and increased cash flow. However, it also means an increased risk for retail theft and other criminal acts - both internally and externally.

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Topics: Retail Security

3 Benefits of Implementing a Verified Security Solution Into Your Business

Posted by Joe Wilson

Sep 23, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Unlike conventional alarm systems, a verified audio and video surveillance system includes full-time monitoring by a security professional. If an alarm is triggered, the security company can quickly tell if it is a false alarm or if there is someone getting too close to your building.

This results in a number of benefits that your company simply cannot get from conventional alarm systems.

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Topics: Verified Security Alarms

Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Warehouse Secure From Criminals

Posted by Joe Wilson

Sep 18, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Whether you are an entrepreneur in the retail industry or a freight shipping company operating out of Western Canada, you’ll know just how important warehouse space and distribution centres are for the success of your business.

Your organization’s warehouse or distribution centre will be full of highly valuable stock, and for some people, this presents an opportunity in which they just can’t help themselves from committing a crime.

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Topics: Security for Warehouses & Manufacturing

4 Ways to Protect Your Alberta Cannabis Store From Theft

Posted by Joe Wilson

Sep 13, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Earlier this year in one of our blogs, titled ‘Alberta Leads Nation in Marijuana Stores: Here’s how to Protect Your Shop From Thieves’, we covered research from Statistics Canada which found Alberta to be the leading province in Canada for both the number of cannabis stores and cannabis retail sales.

It was found that there were 75 legal retail cannabis stores in the province, which had sold a combined $33 million worth of legal marijuana since October 17, 2018 - when marijuana was first legalized.

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Topics: Security for Marijuana Grow-Ops

How to Keep Your Financial Institution Secure

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 30, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Financial institutions provide a place for the public to store their hard-earned money. Clients and regulatory bodies expect that money to be protected and kept secure at all costs.

But, as a financial institution, you are also subject to many forms of breach, from cyberattacks targeting data, files and online funds, to theft of physical property, including cash, equipment and more.

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Topics: Verified Security Alarms

With Shoplifting on the Rise in Alberta, How Can I Secure My Retail Store?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 23, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Do you own a retail business in Alberta? If so, you’ll probably know just how important it is to implement a security plan that properly protects your assets, your employees and your livelihood from theft.

This is even more important after new figures from Statistics Canada found a surge in shoplifting in Calgary - part of a growing trend across Alberta and Canada as a whole. In fact, shoplifting was largely responsible for Calgary’s growing crime rate last year.

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Topics: Retail Security

9 Ways to Protect Your Education Facility from Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 16, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Education facilities are meant to be a safe place for learning, but ongoing security concerns can distract from this purpose. Public schools, colleges, universities and private institutes, they are all exposed to vandalism, arson, theft and break-ins.

The reasons for criminals to target educational facilities can vary from making a political statement, an expression of anger, to wanting to cancel school or getting revenge on a staff member or peer.

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Topics: School Security

Looking to Update Your Security Solution? Here’s How Sonitrol Western Canada can Help

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 9, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

No matter what type of business you own or manage in Western Canada, you’ll probably be fully aware that it faces a number of threats from theft, vandalism and even more devastating crimes.

That’s why it’s incredibly important that your organization moves away from the traditional CCTV alarms that are now no longer good enough to catch criminals, and implement a state-of-the-art verified security system.

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Topics: Verified Security Alarms

4 Reasons How Managed Access Control Will Enhance Your Organization’s Security

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 30, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

No matter what industry your business operates in, having a proper security system in place that makes use of verified alarms is essential for the protection of your organization’s employees and assets.

Verified security technology will cut down the false alarms associated with conventional CCTV cameras, significantly speed up police response times for any criminal activity at your business, all while catching criminals in real-time before they do any real harm to your business.

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Topics: Managed Access Control

3 Things You Need to Keep Your Government Buildings Protected

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 24, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Government buildings in Western Canada face a number of threats from vandalism and theft too much more violent and devastating crimes. That’s why it is critical to have effective safety measures in place.

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Topics: Government Building Security

9 Ways to Protect Your Business in Western Canada From Vandalism (Part 2)

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 17, 2019, 11:33:01 AM

Bored youth, disgruntled employees, angry customers, celebrators that get out of hand and protestors – there are many individuals who may commit vandalism and all for different reasons.

And the cost of vandalism goes beyond the direct expenses associated with removing or repairing damages. Vandalism can tarnish your organization's reputation, disrupt your business’ operations and cause you to lose customers who don’t want to associate with a business under attack or who fear for their safety.

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Topics: vandalism

9 Ways to Protect Your Business in Western Canada From Vandalism (Part 1)

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jul 10, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Implementing a security solution to protect your small business in Western Canada from theft is probably a constant concern for your business, and with the protection of your staff members and assets in mind it 100 per cent should be. But, are you also protected against the threat of vandalism?

Vandalism can cause unnecessary damage and cost for your business. Unfortunately, virtually all business properties are subject to the threat of vandalism at some point.

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Topics: vandalism

Hate Crimes are on The Rise Across Canada: Here’s How to Protect Your Place of Worship

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 28, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

2,073 – that is the unfortunate number of hate crimes that were reported across Canada in 2017 and it continues to rise every year.

Common targets of hate crimes are religious organizations, such as churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, as well as objects associated with worship located in or around these communal properties.

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Topics: Place of Worship

How Verified Video Will Secure Your Licensed Medical Marijuana Production Facility From the Threat of Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 24, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

While Canada has recently legalized the production and sale of recreational marijuana, this isn’t the only growing market for Canadian marijuana production facilities.

Many countries around the world are now beginning to legalize medicinal cannabis, and this emerging global cannabis industry is opening up new opportunities for licensed medical marijuana production facilities across Western Canada to tap into new revenue and profit streams.

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Topics: Legal Marijuana Grow-Op Security

Top Tips to Help Prevent Damage to Your Business When Fire Strikes

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 19, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Businesses in Western Canada are subject to a number of dangers from break-ins, theft, vandalism and property damage, and that’s why a security solution is essential for the success of your company.

Another major vulnerability for your company is fire, which can cause extreme damage in a very short period of time. In fact, according to the Occupation Health and Safety Administration, fire and explosions result in more than $2.3 billion in damage every year.

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Topics: Verified Alarms

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