In the world of complex online threats, many businesses are concentrating their efforts on cybersecurity, spending thousands of dollars to protect their IT systems and data from hacking and malware. While that is imperative to a company’s safety, an equally crucial element is being overlooked and underestimated – physical security.
Importance of Physical Security
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, more than 1,550 commercial burglaries occur each day. That’s more than one every minute. Whether your property is retail or wholesale, multiresidential, automotive, office or warehouse, a large number of threats come from ordinary thieves looking for an easy target and an even easier way to get in.
Elements of Physical Security
Two important elements of physical security are access control and video surveillance. Access cards are relatively inexpensive to produce, difficult to copy, and can be easily replaced if lost or stolen. Security cameras can be a strong deterrent to theft and can be directed towards places where money, valuable documents, parts, equipment, inventory, finished goods, and other indoor and outdoor assets are located.
Operations executives, facility managers, and human resource professionals are responsible for helping to reduce risks from threats and to protect their facilities and the employees who work in them. They need to be aware of what is happening inside their business and property every day. It may seem easy for someone to breach your network to steal critical data, but physical thefts from criminals, as well as contractors or employees, can be just as likely. For example, an unlocked, unrestricted or unmonitored data center can be a key deficiency.
Stealth Monitoring and UCIT Online are the leader in live video surveillance in the U.S. and Canada with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth remote video monitoring watches over 15,000 security cameras and can detect and deter crime at auto dealerships, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, and other types of commercial businesses. Our virtual security guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see unusual activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.
Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information on physical security. Visit Stealth’s web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at a range of commercial real estate properties.