As unfortunate as it may be, the reality is that thieves are far more common than most of us realize. In the United States, more than $35 million in merchandise is stolen from retail stores every day and about 1 in 11 people has taken an item from a store without paying for it *. Recent FBI statistics indicate over $4 billion is lost annually due to burglary. The bottom line is if the opportunity is there, someone is going to take it and your stuff in the process.
With the recent atrocities that have occurred in our nations’ schools, it’s difficult to argue against being too cautious. If the incidents at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine have taught us nothing else, it’s that we need to be more vigilant in protecting our children while they receive their education. Modern video surveillance and on-site security guards can go a long way in ensuring the safety of students, faculty and administrative staff alike.
Petroleum and chemical processing facilities carry a great number of security risks beyond simple theft of tools or equipment. Substantial liability issues can arise related to hazardous chemicals that go missing and cannot be accounted for. A good security service can go a long way in preventing both employees and outsiders from stealing sensitive materials from your facility.
Hospitals and other medical facilities can benefit greatly from security services. Illness can make people particularly vulnerable. They may not be fully cognizant of everything that’s going on in their surroundings either due to their medical conditions or the medications they are being treated with. This makes patients easy prey for those with malicious intents. A good surveillance system combined with security guards on site can go a long way toward ensuring the safety of patients and visitors in a hospital.