Buyer Guide to Business Security
For most business owners, especially in certain industries, security is a priority. Companies with confidential information, or stock rooms with expensive products, company owners need to secure their business, and also make sure employees feel safe as well.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, employee dishonesty costs business owners around $50 billion a year. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce goes on to report that approximately 75 percent of all employees steal at least once, and half of these employees will be repeat offenders. Theft and vandalism are both major causes of small business failures.
With these startling statistics, it’s no wonder more and more businesses are investing in business security systems. With technology growing more every day, businesses are able to protect themselves internally as well as externally in many cost-effective ways such as access control systems.
Video surveillance, for example, has improved in both the technology and the cost since its start in the late sixties and early seventies. Back during this time, only prisons and high security level government areas used them. Now with the emergence of newer technology and that technology growing everyday, video surveillance has evolved to a low-cost investment.
In this guide, we will cover the basic over view of business security systems, features and add-ons, how to choose a vendor, costs and tips on how to secure your business in a cost effective way.