In the security industry, this is unprecedented. Response times for conventional CCTV alarms take upwards of 45 minutes in some instances, and in most jurisdictions police will not respond to unverified alarms. That is why we are regularly asked what it is that makes Sonitrol so special? Why is it that authorities respond so much faster to our alarms?
Closed parking lots contain expensive vehicles and valuable contents. This leaves car owners and their passengers particularly vulnerable to becoming the victims of theft, violence and other criminal activities such as vandalism.
In fact, closed parking garages are frequently becoming the favoured “hunting grounds” for thieves and vandals. That’s why business owners who manage their own closed parking lots have a big responsibility when it comes to the safety and security of their customers and employees.
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.
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.
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.
Are you worried about your company’s security system? If you are still using traditional CCTV, then it’s time that your business makes the switch to a verified security solution to ensure the protection of your assets.
Like many companies, security is important to you, which is why you made sure your business had a security system installed. But time has passed, and the security landscape has changed – criminals have become more sophisticated and so has the technology that should be protecting your business from them.
Organizations often become complacent, and only realize that their security system is no longer enough after a security breach.
Owning and operating a business is no easy task, and business owners are constantly asking themselves a plethora of questions from how much profit they are making, how they can grow the company and what’s changed in the market.
But have you ever stopped to ask yourself this - is my business safe from criminals and do I have a robust security solution in place?
From October 17, every Canadian adult will be able to purchase cannabis on the internet and in bricks-and-mortar retail locations across the country. However, the experience will be vastly different across Canada, with every province introducing its own regulations on who can sell marijuana in physical locations.
Across western Canada, most provinces will have licensed marijuana dispensaries that can sell cannabis. Here is a quick break down of how each territory in western Canada is planning on handling legal marijuana sales.
Do you own a rural farm? Then you have probably invested thousands upon thousands of dollars in your facilities, equipment, crops and products. With rural crime rising across Western Canada, security solutions that actually work are becoming increasingly more important for rural farm owners.
With conventional alarm systems, you are unable to verify what is causing your alarm to go off without first going to the property. As a result, you will not know what level of attention is needed to correct the issue.
The need to implement a proven security solution has been brought to the forefront for Alberta’s business owners, after a newly released report found crime severity has increased in the Canadian province for the fourth year in a row.
The new data, released by Statistics Canada, shows Alberta’s crime severity reached a two-decade peak in 2003, then gradually declined for the next 10 years. Since 2013, however, crime in the province has been back on the rise.
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?
No one ever expects it. You think you’re prepared, that you have taken the appropriate precautions to prevent such a thing to happen. Then your business is burgled. Now what?
It is a very traumatic experience when a business gets burgled. You feel as though a part of you has been violated. Important documents, electronic files and/or product could be missing that you may never get back. You must think to yourself, how did this happen? What went wrong? Did I set the alarms? Do I have the right security system? These are all questions that should be flowing through your mind after such a traumatic occurrence. These questions need answers.
As a business owner, you have taken a great deal of time and investment in sourcing an alarm system that is the right fit for your business. You paid for the equipment and now a monthly fee to have the system monitored. The last thing you want to do is make your system useless ... right?
For more than 50 years, Sonitrol has been in the security business, engaged in not only monitoring alarms at our central monitoring station but also verifying those alarms and informing the local law enforcement officers of a potential crime in progress.
We all know that the better the alarm system you choose, the better the security coverage you will get. This is especially obvious for someone who has had the unfortunate experience of being the victim of a break-in, and they relied on a conventional alarm system that was purchased on the basis of price alone.
Here at Sonitrol Western Canada, we get lots of new customers who've recently had a bad experience, from a break-in or some other type of business crime. They were victims of not only a crime but also a conventional and inadequate alarm system.
Sonitrol is one of the largest commercial security companies in North America, serving more than 180 cities with state-of-the-art electronic security solutions.
We're proud to announce that the number of criminals we've captured since 1977 (when we started to keep records), has now soared to 174,838! That's one criminal capture everything 111 minutes across North America.
You may not want to think about it too much, but theft and some more serious crimes frequently happen at many car dealerships. No matter what size dealership you have, used or new cars and trucks, high-end luxury cars, or used cars - auto dealership crime is a problem.
Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to have a quality security system in place, no matter type of car dealership you're operating, because your inventory comes with a high price tag - if you have a problem you lose, and it’s a big deal.
We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!