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Make Physical Security A Priority For Your Business

Posted by Amy Hite on Jul 6, 2017

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 is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth’s proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.