Slip and fall legal claims are not new, but they are on the verge of becoming a phenomenon after the pandemic. In the past few years, Walmart, Costco and other major retailers have been hit with slip and fall lawsuits, filed by scammers who see an opportunity to score an easy payout if they can prove a business was negligent to protect the public. 

Fortunately, there is one measure of defense that can prevent them from being able to prove negligence: video surveillance, which can protect Tri-State Area businesses from slip and fall scammers. Here are some ways a quality video surveillance system can defend retailers and other businesses from those attempting to defraud them. 

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In colleges throughout the East Coast, move-in season is approaching quickly. If you are a site administrator at a campus, here are the security systems that should be installed and/or appropriately upgraded before next year’s students move in. 

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Before the pandemic, nearly 50% of business owners claimed it was difficult to unplug if they took a vacation. More than 40% said they rarely, if ever, took vacations at all. Now, in the post-pandemic era, there are many different schools of thought for how businesses can and should operate. 

If you’re in the camp that is ready to take a break from business this summer, it’s important to have security on your side while you’re away. Security Instrument can help, with services that can keep you plugged in to what’s going on with your business space from wherever you’re relaxing or recreating. Here’s what we recommend. 

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Healthcare security has made great strides in recent years. Organizations have aggressively met the challenges of HIPAA, but those challenges have been ongoing since the law was enacted in 1996. More recently, the healthcare sector was propelled into a new set of security needs brought on by COVID-19. Interestingly, the 2022 Health Care Trends Report from Allegion revealed there has been a 13% increase in hospital use of electronic access control systems since 2016. 

In the healthcare environment, the analytics that can be obtained from the right security technology can provide necessary support for key security objectives. Here are some of the primary examples. 

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In some sectors, environmental monitoring is critical. If it’s important for a facility you manage, then imagine the convenience of having it as part of your business security service. Security Instrument can make that possible, by delivering the following environmental monitoring services to your enterprise. 

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In the aftermath of the pandemic, healthcare administrators are waking up to the massive security gaps that exist at their facilities. Security Instrument can help fill those gaps, with services that meet the unique healthcare security challenges of medical facilities in the post-COVID era. In the American Society for Healthcare Engineering’s (ASHE’s) Hospital Security Survey, 61% of hospitals who responded reported that they increased their security budgets because of challenges like the following.

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Automotive theft is on the rise, thanks to the high black market value of items like catalytic converters and other parts. Many times, vehicles are stolen from poorly secured used car lots; other times, they’re targeted at the dealership while being serviced. In any case, it’s clear the automotive retail industry is in need of security solutions that monitor cars more closely. Security Instrument has those solutions; if you manage an auto dealership, consider how we can help you achieve the goal of securing your establishment. 

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Infrastructure is on everyone’s mind these days as federal government funding is being directed at critical infrastructure, from transportation to utility and energy services. As investments are made in these sectors over the next few years, they will be enhanced to better serve the public. Concurrent with this growth, they will be in need of expanded security support so that the people who are served by them are protected. At Security Instrument, we have these modern, user-friendly security solutions to safeguard your critical infrastructure assets.    

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As local businesses continue to rebound after Covid-related setbacks, the holidays introduce an entirely new challenge to deal with: seasonal burglary. This is especially a concern for retail storefronts. Criminals know the holidays are a time when more valuable merchandise is inside, and more cash is in the register. 

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As security integrators, it’s easy to get pigeonholed into the installation and deployment phase of our services. The truth is, our expertise begins even before the design phase of your equipment. Here are the steps we take as we prepare to integrate your security system, from design to deployment. 

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