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Rising Crime: A Concern for Small Businesses in Western Canada

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 15, 2024 8:48:00 AM

A recent report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has claimed that small businesses in Western Canada - the heart and soul of many neighbourhoods - are calling for more work to be done to address crime and better improve community safety. 

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Topics: Crime Prevention Tips, Small Business Security

The Evolution of Security Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Sep 22, 2023 8:04:57 AM

As technology marches forward at an ever-accelerating pace, the evolution of security solutions has transformed the way we protect what matters most. 

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Topics: SonaVision, Security Tips, Small Business Security, Building Access Control

A Helpful Guide to Employee Theft and How to Stop it

Posted by Joe Wilson

May 31, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Finding out that your employees are stealing from you can be a hard pill to swallow. But the reality is that employee theft (or internal theft) affects businesses of all sizes and can greatly reduce your bottom line.

That’s why it’s crucial that you take steps to bolster your business security solutions and mitigate the opportunity for employee theft.

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Topics: Verified Video Surveillance, Small Business Security

How to Protect Your Lower Mainland BC Business From Crime

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 25, 2022 1:33:14 PM

Last month, security cameras caught a store owner being bear-sprayed by a stranger who had been harassing his staff and customers. This is not the first time this Burnaby business has experienced crime, and the suspect for this most recent crime has yet to be arrested. 

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Topics: Verified Video Surveillance, Small Business Security

4 Ways to Ramp up Your Business Security During the Holiday Season

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 5, 2020 8:44:18 AM

We’re now in October, which means we are fast approaching the incredibly busy festive period. For most organizations, the holiday season represents one of the busiest times of the year, but also the only time of the year where your front doors are locked up for extended periods of time.

This represents a huge opportunity for criminals. Not only do they know that your business will have more assets and cash on its premises than normal, they also know that your store or office will be left unattended more frequently.

As a result, businesses are far more prone to criminal acts that disrupt their operations during the holiday season. This includes anything from break-and-enters, pickpocketing, vandalism and even arson. 

While your business should have a proper security solution implemented all-year round, if you don’t already have one then the holiday season is the most important time for you to fix that. Thankfully, you still have a couple of months to review your security policies and make any changes necessary to ensure your company is fully secure.

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Topics: Small Business Security

Do You Own a Business in Vancouver? Break & Enters Increased by 99%

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 22, 2020 2:08:00 PM

If you own a business in British Columbia, then new data released by police in Vancouver collected during the COVID-19 pandemic should be a shocking realization that you may need to revisit your company’s security solution.

Despite Vancouver police noting that their calls for service across the city have been down overall, as reported by CTV News, there has been a whopping 99 percent increase in commercial break and enters in the last eight weeks when compared with the same time period in 2019.

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Topics: Security Tips, Small Business Security, Office Workplace Security

Security Tips: Protecting Your Business From Crime While It’s Closed

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 30, 2020 12:22:00 PM

Current events regarding COVID-19 have led to an increase in business closures and more teams working remotely. That means a business security solution is more important than ever before. 

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Topics: Retail Security, Small Business Security, Office Building Security, Government Building Security, Restaurant Security

Starting a New Business? Let’s Answer Some of Your Security Questions

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 30, 2018 8:03:05 AM

What are the competitors like in the area? Will employees want to work here? Can we afford the rent? These are all questions a new business might ask when selecting their first location. Many, however, forget to ask something very important - How can we make sure our new business location is secure?

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Topics: Small Business Security, Verified Security Alarms

Is Your Business Making These Commercial Security Mistakes?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Whether you’re a new, old, moving, or expanding business, it’s important to understand the choices you have when securing your work environment, and protecting yourself from security threats. It’s important to be aware of both internal and external threats; internal such as shrinkage, errors or employee theft, and external such as break-ins or robbery.When searching for a commercial security system or solution, it’s vital to understand your industry’s risks and how your business is vulnerable, to avoid common security mistakes. Below are some of the most frequent commercial security mistakes we’ve identified.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Small Business Security

4 Tips for Keeping Your Workplace and Employees Safe

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 29, 2016 12:09:07 PM

You've worked hard to get your company where it is today. It wouldn’t be what it is without the hard work from all of your employees and your loyal clients. Therefore, when thinking of adopting the best security systems, why not keep all of your assets safe, and that includes your employees. 

It's important to introduce a security plan to your business and team in order to keep everyone and everything safe from intruders. This is especially prudent when your workplace possesses valuable goods. Conventional security systems won’t prevent intruders from breaking into your workplace, therefore, you should think of additional security measures as deterrents to break-ins.

Take a look below at 4 tips to keep your workplace and employees safe.

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Topics: Small Business Security

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

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