Protect-Tricks against burglary

A burglary occurs every three minutes in Canada! To avoid this, installing an alarm system seems to be the best solution given that it cuts the risk of burglary by one-third. 

That’s why new homeowners and everybody seeking optimal protection are turning to Protectron's products.

However, along with equipment, security depends on a whole set of related measures.

Here are some tips that will help you protect your assets more effectively:

 

Join your neighbourhood watch program. 

Some communities have neighbourhood watch programs that organize a group of people to watch for thieves and work together for community security.

 

Keep shrubs and trees around your home well trimmed.

Burglars will have nowhere to hide. Your neighbours should be able to see the front and back of your home.

 

Protect your storage sheds and outbuildings.

Like the proverb says, opportunity makes thieves. Just the presence of certain objects around your home could encourage someone to use them to break in through a door or window.

 

Light your home.

Inside and outdoors, lights connected to an automatic timer or motion detector are particularly useful to deter thieves, especially during extended absences. 

 

Give the impression that your home is occupied.

Have your mail picked up and keep the garage door locked at all times. Also, give a key to someone you trust.

 

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Protect-Tricks against employee theft

No one likes to admit it, but everyone knows that there is a higher risk of being robbed by an employee than by a customer.

Our specialists can help you protect yourself against theft as well as correct and address any areas that may increase your risk of being a victim.

Meantime, here are some handy tips that they would like to share with you:

 

Stress how much harm is caused by theft.

Use the opportunity when you hire someone to make all your employees aware of the financial damage caused by theft. This is the first and best defense against internal theft.

 

Pay attention to openings and closings.

If your company is a sales or retail-oriented business, make sure that are always at least two employees to open and close the establishment.

 

Use controlled keys.

Issue controlled keys stamped “do not duplicate” to your employees.

 

Opt for access cards over keys.

Move to an entrance and exit management system that uses access cards instead of keys. Access cards are harder to reproduce, and some systems can record your employees’ comings and goings.  

 

Install a security system with interactive video monitoring.

This allows remote video surveillance of your employees at any time from anywhere. It is a very effective tool for control and deterrence. Contact one of our experts for more information on interactive video monitoring.

Contact one of our experts