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Retail Theft Up 6.6%, Cost Global Retailers $119B
Global retail theft totalled $119 billion during the 12-month period ending in June, a 6.6 percent increase compared to the same period one year ago, according to a new report.
By AZ Big Media There are approximately 2.5 million burglaries every year. This is why it’s essential to protect your home from possible intruders. Fortunately, there are many ways to secure your home and alert you when there’s a threat. If you’re not sure how to achieve a secure home, check out these tips. 1. Develop a Good Relationship With the Local Police The first tip is the most important. Develop a good relationship with your local police department. A police officer can provide the best insight on what to do and who to contact in case a burglary occurs. They can also give advice on ways to prevent burglary and provide an analysis of crime statistics in your local area. While calling 911 is the recommended course of action during a burglary, no one can predict how fast the police will show up. Knowing the best contact for your local police department and knowing who’s on duty can improve the chances of police showing up quickly and arrestin
Amazon Ring alerts often tie up police with false alarms Police promote Ring partnerships as a way to keep communities safe. Now they're inundated with video of people in innocent activities. Read the full CNET article here
Businesses that want to protect their assets will need a reliable security system. Here are some takeaways. by Chris Smith August 14, 2019 Security cameras have come a long way since the days of ceiling-high archives of VHS tapes. Today’s security cameras boast features that make a high-definition recording available to all size businesses. But with so many to choose from, where do you start? Curious minds can read on for an overview of the most important factors when buying a business security camera system. Indoor or Outdoor? What part of your business do you want to monitor? This is the first question you need to ask because it separates the two largest categories of security cameras . It is best practice to mount both outdoor and indoor security cameras. Just be aware that you will need different cameras for each location. Indoor Systems In the event of a break-in, these cameras are the second line of defense. They help to better identify intruders and track all