Security for business owners, especially for certain industries, is a priority. Company owners need to secure their business, especially with factors such as confidential information and stock rooms with expensive products, as well as make their employees feel safe.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, has reported employee dishonesty costs business owners around $50 billion a year. On top of this, the U.S Chamber of Commerce is reporting that around 75 percent of all employees steal at least once, and half of these employees will do it again. Other major causes afflicting small businesses are theft and vandalism.
Statistics like these are a bit startling, and so its no wonder more businesses are investing in business security systems. Technology is growing everyday, and businesses are able to protect themselves in all aspects in many cost-effective ways such as access control systems.
Other types of security such as video surveillance have improved in both technology and cost since their invention in the late sixties and early seventies. During this time, only high security level government areas and prisons used video surveillance. With the emergence and evolution of newer technologies, video surveillance has become a low-cost investment.
This guide will cover the basic overview of business security systems, specific features, what to look for in choosing a vendor, costs, and tips on how to secure your business without affecting your bottom line.