Running a business consumes a huge amount of time and energy. It can be stressful to wonder whether you’re making the right decisions for your company and for your employees. We do in-depth security consultations for CEOs and business owners and have found that many of the same questions pop up again and again. This brief video will address many of these concerns and explain how an integrated layered security system is the most important investment for your business.
A distributor’s lifeblood is, of course, its cargo. Buyers are demanding, needing their product to arrive promptly and in perfect condition. Theft can totally disrupt this process and do major damage to your company in the process. Unfortunately, cargo theft does happen, costing businesses $172.9 million in 2016. If your customers find out you’re having security failures, why would they continue to purchase your goods? They’ll simply find another distributor they know they can count on. Your company can’t afford to lose business like this.
Trucking companies understand the risk of theft they face. In 2016, hundreds of trailers loaded with cargo were stolen, with an average loss of over $200,000. Rings of cargo thieves seem to be using increasingly sophisticated tactics to pull off big jobs. With this threat ever-present, it is important for trucking companies to stay on top of the newest technology and strategies to protect their cargo.
In the midst of other security system suffering power outages and faults due to the extreme cold and heavy snowstorms, we’ve received numerous questions about how and why the Electric Guard Dog withstands the winter weather so well compared to competitors. While most know our system is solar-powered and therefore impervious to outages, there are some winter features you may not know about your trusted security partner and business’s best friend, Electric Guard Dog. We also have a few tips for maximizing “Sparky” in the snow.
A Husky on the Klondike
Electric Guard Dog’s construction is as robust as an alpha husky on the Klondike, tail wagging, and ready to hitch to the sled. There are no temperature limitations for Electric Guard Dog. The batteries are maintenance-free, and our solar panels are installed at angles so the snow will typically slide off. Finally, our system has a built-in 5 second delay that allows your security system to take a hit from a falling tree limb and not cause a zone fault.
If a loader or tractor trailer bumps or pushes snow or cars onto our fence, our ¾” diameter of fiberglass poles will flex and typically not break. We have learned over the years to build our systems with multiple types of springs on the steel poles to allow our wires and spring to stretch, rather than pull over our steel poles. Additionally, Electric Guard Dog is a free-standing fence, unlike the electric fence companies that often connect their electric fence to the perimeter fence. Our robust, superior design ensures that when a snow-heavy limb falls on the perimeter fence, it will not impact your perimeter security. Those with an attached fence are not so lucky; in their case that snow-laden limb will knock out their security, as well as their last line of defense.
In short, we built a system that required minimal attention in the Polar Vortex. And in any case, our Customer Service was open 8 am – 8 pm throughout the continental U.S., and our employee-based, 24/365 Technical Service Department was also on hand, as they always are. Any issues with our fence are always handled by our nationwide network of skilled technicians, because Mother Nature must never be allowed to jeopardize the security of your livelihood.
Topics: Customer Care
Automotive recycling can be a difficult field to be in when it comes to property crime. With the U.S. automotive recycling industry bringing in $32 billion a year, thieves have the perception that auto yards are loaded with expensive, easy-to-steal items. When you factor in that these valuable materials are visibly stored outdoors where thieves think they can roam undetected, auto yard owners have to be hypervigilant about theft.
Unfortunately, theft from auto yards happens all too much. Without proper site security, thieves may have free range to make off with the most valuable materials from your site, damaging your business’s bottom line.
As many of us know, medicine can be very expensive. Many thieves are also aware of this and have stolen large quantities of pharmaceuticals with hopes of selling them on the black market. Due to the significant cost of these thefts, drug companies have gotten smarter about security, making it much more difficult to steal their products. Pharmaceutical thefts began to spike in 2009, but have now dropped sharply, both in number of thefts and average value stolen in each incident. This is a good lesson in demonstrating how proper security can do wonders for companies. Before these security reforms were made, however, some companies were hit hard.