It is reported by the Retail Council of Canada, that on average, employees steal about $2,500 in cash or goods from their employer before they’re caught; customers steal about $175.
Creating an effective security plan for your business that aligns with your budget requires a lot of time and effort. However, protecting your employees and business assets can’t be taken lightly. A security system may often prove to be the difference-maker between saving thousands of dollars or costing them!
Commercial properties are especially at risk of property theft due to expensive machinery being left at the office after-hours. Whether you own a retail store or an office, it’s important that you invest in a commercial security plan that works for you.
Here are 3 key points you should consider for the safety of your commercial properties.
Hire security guards
For most commercial properties, the first line of defence is security guards. Security guards provide peace of mind to the business owner and employees while providing a visual deterrent for thieves. Generally, a security guard at your front door would indicate to a thief that your property is adequately protected which can deter them.
Security guards are trained professionals and in the event of an emergency, can use force to detain suspects.
Install alarm systems
If your commercial property is located in a high-risk area, then it’s essential to have alarm systems installed. That way, you won’t have to worry about your valuable office equipment being vandalized or stolen even after leaving the office.
Reach out to a respected security service company and have them install alarm systems. In case of a breach, the alarms will go off and your security provider will notify the authorities.
If you have a large commercial property that requires you to hire multiple security guards, you’d be better served by hiring a mobile patrol service. It’s a convenient way to protect your property as guards routinely patrol your property in their cars and deal with any suspicious activity carried out on the premises. Thieves or vandals looking to enter your property will likely be put off by the risk involved.
Employee theft costs Canadian businesses about $1.4 billion dollars every year.
Guardmore has been successfully protecting commercial properties in Edmonton for more than a decade. Our professional security services and customized security plans ensure that your commercial property stays safe. Get in touch with us at 1-800-559-4006.