Summer Hours with Security in Mind

George Schneck
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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. 

Security Measures for Short Summer Hours 

Examples of shorter business hours are closing up an hour or two earlier than the rest of the year, or staying closed on specific days of the week (typically, whichever days happen to be slowest). This gives you a well-deserved break, but it can also put your business at greater risk. If you have a storefront, it immediately becomes more vulnerable to smash-and-grab burglaries, especially if you have glass windows with merchandise displayed. 

To combat this, we recommend implementing glass break detection with your security system. When the sensor detects the vibration of broken glass, it will trigger both a high-decibel alarm and an immediate call to the central station.

The dual-sound detection acts as a verification of your alarm, which can get help to your business faster. 

Security Measures for Long Summer Hours 

Businesses that have longer summer hours, such as restaurants and bars, need effective business intelligence for loss prevention and incident management. By using video surveillance monitoring that provides key insights from your cloud video or locally hosted NVR, you can watch over the cash register, the dining room and the employee exit in the back. Whether you struggle with overserved patrons at the bar or staff members who attempt to lift bottles from the storeroom, this is the way to stay on top of it. Your video clips will be available anytime you need them, via your security system mobile app or your desktop connection. 

You can make your summer hours work for you by implementing the additional security you need. We can help; call Security Instrument today to learn more.  

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