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By: James Curtiss on January 10th, 2020

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Here's 3 Security Risks You Should Know About To Protect Your Company

In 2016, shoplifting and employee theft cost the retail industry about $49 billion. That's a lot of money companies are losing out on. It's no wonder people want more security options to protect their businesses.  

There are many types of security risks out there, it can be overwhelming. In this article, we'll focus on the risks you can face if you don't have some form of protection in place. 


A common issue businesses have is someone trying to steal their products. 

This threat can come from unknown burglars, or even from your employees. This theft can occur inside the business or outside (depending on what they're trying to steal). 

To prevent this from happening you may want to set up surveillance cameras. When people know they're being watched, they'll be less likely to steal. On top of that, if they decide to steal anyway, you'll catch them in the act and can take appropriate action. 

What's more, if you use access control systems, it makes it harder for burglars to break into your business.  


Maybe you laid off a worker and they want to get back at you or your business. They'll come in with the intent to destroy your property or even to hurt you.

Sometimes they can be deterred if they know there are surveillance cameras. If it doesn't, that can lead to greater risk to you. In these instances, it's best to have another security option that can keep you safe. 

Access control systems make it harder for the disgruntled employee to get inside. This will give you time to contact security and have the employee removed from the premises.

If they know they can't get inside they may try to vandalize your vehicle instead. In this case, video surveillance should catch it, allowing you to learn who the culprit is.  

At the same time, maybe your employees get into an argument and a fight breaks out. Having some form of video surveillance should help dissuade employees from fighting. If it happens anyway, you can contact security to handle the situation.


Not all security risks pertain to items. Sometimes the risk can be to the people who work for you. As your employees work with you, their protection should be just as vital as the products you sell. 

Some of your employees may get harassed by people outside of their place of business, as well as inside. When you have video surveillance it'll help deter this behavior. 

If it's serious, the person surveilling the situation can contact security or management. They'll be able to get down there quickly to stop the situation. If there is no one watching the cameras at the time, at the very least, the assailant will be identified. 

Security Risks Shouldn't Be Ignored 

Security risks are everywhere, and sometimes they can't be avoided no matter how hard you try. The key is to make your business as safe as possible to reduce those risks. 

Review our blog to learn about the benefits of using security systems. 

About James Curtiss

Experienced security industry professional. Commercial Security Consultant working at Sonitrol New England.