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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6 Ways to Spare Your Biz (or Home) From A Summer Crime Spike

Summer is here and it’s a hot one this year! During these hot summer months it is statistically proven that crime increases slightly. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, seasonal patterns show an increase in property crime (burglary, auto theft, and other theft) and violent victimization (rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) during the summer. „ According to a Bureau report on Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, “When seasonal variations in household property victimization were found, the differences between the highest and lowest seasonal rates were less than 11%.”

It’s important to be aware of this spike in crime so you can protect yourself, family, home and business.  

There are different theories as to why crime rates go up during the summer months. Some factors may include:
  • Better weather conditions including warmer temperatures make it easier to commit crime.
  • Families are out and about on vacation, events, etc. and away from their home or business property creating the perfect opportunity for theft.
  • It’s possible that elevated temperatures can contribute to a rise in aggressive behavior, which can lead to crime.

For these reasons it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your business, home and automobile from a summer crime spike. Here are 6 ways to do this:

  1. Protect your home by having someone check on it when you’re away. Give your neighbor a spare key and ask them to check on the property daily as well as pick up mail and other deliveries.
  2. Protect your business and home with covert surveillance. We have some great home automation security products that will help you defend the interior and exterior of your home and business from burglary and theft. No matter where you are, you can now keep a close eye on your property from your smartphone or other device! Example: This hidden camera blends perfectly into your home or business disguised as a smoke detector. For more information our our SG Home products and home automation click here. Need help determining what kind of covert camera system you need? We’ve covered that here!
  3. Protect your home by pretending you're still there! Leave lights on with timers set to random settings or eave a tv or radio turned up so it can be heard from outside the door or window. And finally, for goodness sake, don’t make a big announcement on social media about your trip until it’s completed! These above safety measures work for small businesses as well.
  4. Protect your business from theft by putting someone in charge while you’re away. Have a trusted, reliable employee take over security detail when you're on vacation or leave during the summer so you can relax and not have to worry about employee theft or loss prevention.
  5. Protect your business valuables and fleet while you’re away with GPS tracking. Covertly track any asset that has value to your business or track employees that need to be monitored. Quickly and easily identify the precise location of every fixed or movable asset in your business with reliable round-the-clock asset tracking and communications. Track everything easily from your vacation with the iTrail app! Click here for more great ideas on business and inventory loss prevention.
  6. Protect automobiles while you’re away with our dual dash cam! It’s advanced features include two 720P HD cameras that rotate 180 degrees to record front, back and side views inside or outside your vehicle in sharp, HD video quality.

Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or [email protected] for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above.

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