Figures released by the British Retail Consortium found that crime costs the retail industry £2.2 billion per year. Some of the crimes most commonly reported in the study included theft, stock damage, physical abuse and fraud.
Whether your business is a multinational company or a small independent trader on the high street, any loss to your business through crime can prove extremely costly. It can also have a negative impact on the customer experience, whether customers witness crime or worse still is a victim of a crime while in your store.
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The purpose of security systems such as CCTV, burglar alarms, secure fencing, motion sensor technology, smart locks etc is to protect your property from criminal activity.
The presence of any security system is sometimes enough of a deterrent, though each type of system is designed to either scare off the criminal or prevent them from being able to carry out their intended action.
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The classic view of a security threat is a burglar cloaked in black clothing, tiptoeing at your door in the middle of the night trying to get in. However, the reality is that security threats come in many different forms especially now we are in the digital age.
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Did you know that 1 in 5 construction sites become victims of theft? Whatsmore, theft costs the construction industry £800m a year. With so much equipment lying around, construction sites can be huge targets for thieves. That’s why it’s essential security measures are put in place.
After all, not only does theft have financial consequences, but it can also delay the project especially if vital machinery gets stolen. Any intrusion may also cause health and safety implications if the project has been tampered with too.
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Break ins, whether they happen at home or work, can cause huge emotional distress. It’s not the monetary value that is most troubling, but the violation that comes with an intruder invading your space and stealing from you.
As a business, theft can have a devastating impact on your ability to trade. With businesses already hit hard in recent times, a break in is the last thing you need. Though sadly, the thieves are still operating even when most of us are at a standstill.
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As the dark nights draw in, criminals start to crawl out of the woodwork in higher numbers than ever before. Seeing the lack of light and people around as an opportunity to go unnoticed in their pursuits, crimes such as theft, damage and antisocial behaviour become commonplace.
But there are steps you can take to protect your business. As well as reducing your insurance premiums, it will also give you peace of mind especially if you’ll be at home during the festive season.
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Many people talk of a cashless society becoming the norm, and with good reason. Approximately £1.2 billion is stolen in fraud and scams every year in the UK. That figure is only what’s reported, with many people also feeling too embarrassed to admit they have been the victim of a crime involving their own money.
Money has always been a huge attraction to criminals, therefore all of us must consider how we both use and store ours. The question is, would a cashless society help to prevent crime?
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Home is where the heart is, but it’s also where a lot of your valuable possessions are too. In recent months, we’ve all been spending far more time at home than usual. This makes now a great time to review your home security to make sure your property isn’t vulnerable to criminals. After all, being the victim of crime in your own home goes far beyond the financial implications, as it can be emotionally distressing too.
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While our elderly citizens may have wisdom and experience, sadly their advancing age often makes them a prime target for criminals. From distraction burglaries to criminal damage and even assault, seniors and their property are at risk. Furthermore, an investigation by The Express found that crime against the over 65s has risen by 258% in 10 years, with 26,474 crimes reported in just one year. Continue reading How Remote CCTV Monitoring Can Help The Elderly
Due to recent circumstances, you’ve likely found yourself working from home for the first time. While your attention might be on Zoom meetings and trying to homeschool the kids (if applicable), you’re probably not spending a lot of time thinking about your security. After all, when you are working from home you are guarding your property, right?
While this is true to some extent, there are ways in which criminals will still be looking to target you. So, here are our top tips to outsmart them so you can protect your home and possessions.
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