You’d better watch out. Or you might just be crying this holiday season.

We’re in the thick of the hustle and bustle, now. That means more customers, more foot traffic, and more opportunities to attract new leads and prospects.

Sadly, according to statistics – that also means more crime, more theft, and more mounting stress for business owners.

Criminals are savvy, and they love to take advantage of a hectic situation. It doesn’t get much more frantic than the holly jolly madness that is the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s. Even if you’re well-staffed, employees handling one issue may completely miss another that is happening on the periphery, and that’s when trouble occurs.

Surveillance tools can help you closely monitor your team and your assets while deterring any untoward activity from those on the naughty list.

  1. Keep a close eye on the workshop: Even Santa needs to make sure the elves are busy crafting hobby horses, and not liberating the lockbox of the reindeer chow fund. Surveillance tools are essential to make sure that inventory is protected, points of entry (and sale) are secure, and that employees are where they are supposed to be when they’re supposed to be there.
  2. Make a list and check it twice (or more!) The holidays are also a time for special deliveries. Even if you’re not in the retail business, chances are at this time of year packages are coming and going at a rapid clip, and vendors and delivery drivers are continuously seeking access to your facility. Surveillance tools allow you to keep a close eye on visitors and automobile license numbers to make certain they’re legitimate, and that no one is trespassing. Integrated security systems give you the power to remotely access up-to-the-minute data, any time of the day or night.
  3. Be everywhere at one time: OK, so maybe you’re not Santa Claus. You can still feel like him as you monitor your facilities at any hour from anywhere you have a mobile device and a WiFi connection. Grant permissions to on-site team members on the fly, and review video across properties. Be alerted to concerning incidents immediately and have peace of mind that authorities will be notified about break-ins thanks to continuous monitoring.
  4. Remember: sometimes, seeing is believing. Protect yourself against fraudulent liability claims. If a customer says they slipped on a patch of ice on your property and is suing for damages, you can go to the cameras for a play-by-play to determine if the accusation holds water. Also, you can leverage your surveillance tools to boost productivity. Knowing someone is always watching prompts an adherence to company-wide protocols.

Secom specializes in the surveillance tools you need to weather the storm of unpredictability this holiday season. We will make sure you don’t pay more for features you will not use or benefit from.  Contact us today to learn more, and if you haven’t already – download our guide to a safer business, “15 Important Questions to Ask When Vetting a Security Provider.”