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How to Prevent Theft from the Inside

Posted by Sentry Watch on October 4, 2017

Theft doesn’t just happen at your business when a break-in occurs. In fact, theft is more likely to be an inside job. Kessler International actually found that 95% of employees steal from their employers. This came from an anonymous survey, which includes 500 service and retail employees.

Employee theft is so bad; another survey stated that more than 71,000 dishonest employees were apprehended for theft in 2012 across just 23 major retailers. The National Retail Federation also found that $34.5 billion in losses was due to employee theft, paperwork errors, supplier fraud and shoplifting in 2011.

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What You Should do During a Home Invasion

Posted by Sentry Watch on September 28, 2017

Home invasions are very serious. One wrong move and you could end up with a bigger issue than just losing a few of your prized possessions. Things can be replaced, but you cannot bring back somebody if the burglar decides to shoot.

Most of the time, burglars are looking for a quick score when they break into a home. They want to leave with jewelry, electronics or something else expensive and they want to get in and out fast. Even when a home invasion happens and you’re not home, it can make you feel violated, uneasy and at risk.

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Who’s Liable When a Crime Occurs at Your Business?

Posted by Sentry Watch on September 8, 2017

When a crime or an accident occurs on your business property, it’s important to know who’s liable for it. While the law can differ from state to state and premise liability claims can range quite a bit, there are some things that are pretty straight-forward. As a business owner, you need to understand what to expect in certain situations.

Premise Liability Claims

A premise liability claim can range all the way from a slip-and-fall accident to a robbery gone badly with an intentional shooting. The decisions from the Supreme Court make a difference when it comes to the liability of business owners ...

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Run-Hide-Fight: What You Should do When a Gunman Enters Your Business

Posted by Sentry Watch on August 30, 2017

We all like to think we’d do something specific if a gunman entered our business. However, we also have a fight or flight instinct that will likely be triggered. If you know what you should do, it may be easier to make the right decision without letting the moment get the best of you.

Of course, before you think about whether you should run, hide or fight, it’s best to make sure you take all precautionary measures to protect your business, your employees and your customers.

Get the Right Business Security System

With a full business security system, you’ll have cameras, motion detectors, ...

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How Honeywell Total Connect can Change Your Life

Posted by Sentry Watch on July 30, 2017

The Honeywell Total Connect system allows you to enjoy remote access to manage the comfort of your home. It’s a way to change your life for the better, use less energy, spend less money and enjoy hour home more. There are several parts to the system allowing you to easily customize it to fit your specific needs.

Why Choose Honeywell Total Connect?

When it comes to remote security access and home security as a whole, you need the best system you can find. The Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services give customers the ability to do more with the system than with others. ...

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Protecting Our Senior Citizens

Posted by Sentry Watch on July 19, 2017

Senior citizens are very important members of our society and they need to be protected. Due to their age, they are often targeted for scams and can become vulnerable to health issues at any moment. Senior citizen safety is very important and they need a panic button to help in the event of an emergency.

There are several ways to protect senior citizens from harm. The protection will depend on the situation. Here are some of the best ways to create excellent elderly protection for your older loved ones.

Home Security

One of the major concerns with the elderly is home security. They ...

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Keeping Your North Carolina Business Safe

Posted by Sentry Watch on June 25, 2017

Small and large businesses need to take specific steps to ensure security is handled. One small lapse in security and your business could be under attack when you least expected it. It may not even be an outsider that causes the issue. Sometimes, your employees are the largest risk to your security.

There are several things you need to protect from the actual premises of your business to the assets you own. Full business security is vital to the success of your small or large business. This should include the right technology and elements to ensure no holes can be found ...

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Prep Your Home for Vacation

Posted by Sentry Watch on June 15, 2017

Vacation time should be relaxing and fun. You shouldn’t have to worry about home security while you’re gone and with the right home security system and the right preparation, you won’t need to worry.

The last thing you want to deal with while you’re on vacation is a phone call to let you know your home has been broken into. Even worse, what if you came home to discover the issue yourself? With proper burglary prevention and home preparation, you can rest easy as you enjoy your vacation.

Steps for Preparing Your Home for Vacation

Before you get ready to go on vacation, ...

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Protect Your Store from Smash and Grab

Posted by Sentry Watch on May 25, 2017

Installing business security systems and using safes are only a start when it comes to protecting your store from smash and grab burglaries. This type of crime happens so fast that police have no chance of catching the criminal in the act. It’s very difficult for storefronts to protect themselves from smash and grab crimes without the right security measures.

Throughout North Carolina and in other areas of the country, smash and grab crimes are on the rise. This style of robbery isn’t very sophisticated, but it’s fast and could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Jeweler stores, gun shops, ...

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Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Home From Fire

Posted by Sentry Watch on May 15, 2017

About 80% of all deaths occur in the home. Some of these deaths are caused by fire and the number one fire found in Raleigh is a kitchen fire. Children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 65 are the most likely to die in a fire.

The worst part about these few statistics, just about all home fires are preventable. With the right planning, fire safety tips and fire prevention help, you won’t have to worry about losing someone to a home fire.

Planning for a Possible Fire

While home fire prevention is very important, it’s also important ...

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