Why Should Physical Security be a Priority for Your Business?

July 11 2017
Physical security

In this digital age, the importance of physical security has been underestimated. Most businesses focus on cybersecurity. Companies spend thousands of dollars to protect IT systems and data from hackers.

Why is Physical Security Important?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported over 1,550 commercial burglaries everyday.  That’s more than one burglary a minute! Retail, wholesale, residential, automotive,  office spaces, warehouses, and flex spaces can face a large number of threats. Thieves constantly look for an easy target with easier ways to get inside.

Physical Security Elements

Two aspects of physical security are video surveillance and access control. Access control cards are inexpensive to produce, difficult to copy, and can easily be replaced if damaged, lost, or stolen. The sight of surveillance cameras could be a deterrent to thieves. Security cameras can be placed where money, documents, parts, equipment, inventories, finished goods, indoor/outdoor assets, and other valuables are stored.

Operational executives, HR professionals, and facility managers are responsible for helping reduce threats and risks while protecting their facilities and employees. They need to be aware of all the activities occurring inside their business and property. It might seem easy for thieves to steal critical data and digitized information, but physical thefts could be just as simple. For example, a criminal can easily enter the property through an unlocked and unmonitored area.

UCIT Online  and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in commercial security in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT’s proactive commercial property security monitors watch over 15,000 IP and CCTV security cameras.  Our office security systems feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s virtual guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your [insert commercial site].  Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being apprehended at construction sites, shopping centers, flex spaces, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other real estate properties.