For too many businesses and other commercial facilities, security systems rarely amount to much more than locking doors and gates, video surveillance cameras, and occasionally a courtesy patrol or security service.
However, even with a top-notch video surveillance network of high-end digital cameras, secured perimeters, entryways and exits, and on-site security personnel, your security can fail.
Business Losses and Theft Prevention
According to the 2018 Sensormatic Global Shrink Index Report, shoplifting accounted for more than 35 percent of losses in businesses of all sizes. In fact, $42.49 billion is currently lost to retail theft in the United States alone.
The report also noted that,
“In 2015, 46% of larceny-theft known to law enforcement was worth over $200. The most commonly reported types of theft included motor vehicle theft and shoplifting. The category ‘other’ included pocket-picking, purse-snatching, coin-operated machine thefts, thefts involving items from behind a fenced enclosure, the theft of animals, outdoor furniture and machinery, boats, jet skis, and airplanes.”
Burglary, theft, and robbery each amount to billions of dollars in total monetary losses every year. Theft is defined as the unlawful removal of property. Burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into almost any structure, including businesses, with the intent to commit a crime inside.
Robbery, however, is the violent theft of property or money, typically in a face-to-face encounter.
Commercial interests such as businesses, construction sites, warehouses, and so on are often victims of burglary and theft, for example. According to the FBI, in 2019 reported burglaries were committed against over 60,000 victims. A breakdown of the general types consists of:
- 26,377 Commercial/Office Buildings
- 21,043 Rental Storage Facilities
- 13,367 Parking Garages/Lots
In 2018, 28 percent of reported burglaries occurred at non-residential properties and most of these took place at night.
The one thing that all these commercial businesses, facilities, and locations have in common is that they all have some level of security in place.
And, yet theft and burglary – among other crimes – continue to be committed quite regularly.
The need for a Commercial Security System Upgrade
If your business or facility has equipment, retail goods, tools, or some other items that have potential value to thieves, you will likely be victimized.
While a theft or break-in may simply be the result of a random act by vagrants or thrill-seekers, more often than not it is the work of a planned and often sophisticated effort. And insufficient security measures only serve to “aid and abet” perpetrators.
If you have video surveillance cameras installed and a security breach such as a break-in happens at your facility, all you can do after it has happened is review the security footage.
Unfortunately, the crime still occurred and a costly act of theft has already taken place. It is frustrating to be able to do nothing more than sit and watch the video footage after the fact. If this has happened to you then you know the feeling of wondering what good is an expensive security system anyway?
The reality is that even the most expensive, high-tech video surveillance cameras are nothing more than passive tools that can record a crime taking place. They may have infrared capability and motion detection sensors, but this makes them little more than enhanced cameras.
Of course, cameras of any type are far superior to no cameras at all.
It has been proven time and again that the mere existence of visible security cameras will serve as a deterrent to trespassing and other criminal behavior. Unfortunately, it is only a passive one and may not always deter thieves or vandals.
However, by “upgrading” your existing security camera system with a live, remote monitoring system you can have a “smart” security system that can engage and interact with suspect individuals.
With a proprietary live remote monitoring system from Blue Eye, you can have professional Video Surveillance Technicians (VSTs) monitoring the video feed in real-time, allowing them to audibly engage with individuals on camera, when needed.
And this is done using your existing standard video monitoring system and integrating it with our proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology. In this way, any commercial facility can be protected with live remote monitoring day in and day out, even without the presence of security guards.
Upgrade Your Commercial Security System with Blue Eye
Blue Eye’s “smart” video surveillance monitoring is the perfect commercial security system solution that provides live monitoring, deterrence, and intervention, for the enhanced security of your business or facility. And all at a cost-effective price.
With Blue Eye’s AI-enhanced video solution, we have the ability to issue audio warnings, which prevents or deters crime, and minimizes the risk of false alarms. In addition, our AI technology can reduce the time needed for surveillance.
A construction site security video monitoring system is far more preferable to most any other security solution without video. But existing security video technology still falls short of an ideal solution, which is why other costly security measures are still needed most of the time.
However, an ideal solution is a commercial security system that gives you the best of on-site security benefits without the disadvantages.
Blue Eye offers a solution that provides that – and more.
And our solution of an AI-empowered managed service platform requires no up-front capital costs. So, give us a call at 855.258.3662 or email us at i[email protected] and let us design an effective solution for your business!