In a recent IBM survey , professionals representing large organizations (including private enterprises and state and local government institutions) say their workplaces are not prepared for modern security threats: information theft, ransomware and other serious risks that could affect the health of their organizations, in addition to the information security of their customers. 

In this era of persistent security risks to both physical and cybersecurity, it’s reasonable for an organization to ask: What is our security strategy missing? Here are some suggestions worth looking at. 

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The automotive industry has long been a prime target for thieves, and that doesn’t stand to change. In fact, data reveals that the premium on parts like catalytic converters makes the industry more vulnerable now than ever before. A 2021 study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau reported an average of 1,203 catalytic converter thefts per month in 2020, affecting commercial businesses as well as consumers. To reduce vulnerabilities, car dealerships must elevate their security strategies. Here are some ways to do it. 

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Security takes on a new meaning in finance applications, where both the stakes and the risks are higher. At Security Instrument, we have security products and services unique to the finance sector. Some of the most powerful security systems we offer for your financial institution are listed here. 

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The new school year is underway, and many campuses are working to bring their security technology up to a higher standard for the COVID era. Here are some solutions we can help with. 

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A strong security strategy is crucial for a busy business owner. One of the best ways to improve yours is by switching to a video surveillance platform that has more advanced features. Here are some of the video surveillance features to look for if you’re ready to jumpstart your security strategy. 

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Summer hours: Whether they’re shorter or longer than they are the rest of the year, they require special attention to security. Here are some security considerations for business owners who change their hours during the summer. 

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It’s been an unusual school year — and now, many campuses will be vacated again for summer vacation. Empty school grounds are susceptible to all kinds of security risks, whether it’s students exploring the campus at night or breaking and entering by people with more malicious intentions. The relaxed tempo of summertime can be inviting for everyone from the curious to the criminal, so it’s definitely not the time of year to let school security slide. Even if school police stay on duty during the summer, schools need extra security.

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Last year, summertime was the kickoff for months of violent crime in numerous cities. As summer of 2021 poses similar threats, law enforcement departments across the country are warning business owners to prepare for a second wave. The Wall Street Journal reports that as COVID restrictions begin easing and warm weather leads to more outdoor activity, police departments are readying for a potentially violent summer.

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Every business wants to do security correctly, but some business owners are daunted by new security technologies. Let us show you how easy implementing new commercial security technology can be – and, what it can do for your business – with this five-part framework.

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We’re in a new era now…one in which working from home has become common, businesses are more used to complying with restrictions, and everyone is preparing for these things to be part of our reality for the foreseeable future. It’s the perfect time to evaluate your security systems, starting with access control.

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