It’s the million-dollar question – why aren’t businesses doing more to protect themselves from theft? And in some cases, why aren’t they doing anything at all?
Physical security may seem like a no brainer, but often, businesses do nothing to deter thieves from breaking in and taking off with valuable inventory and assets. And this has become an especially alarming issue in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, some business owners believe that because they haven’t been the target of theft before, they may as well not spend time and money adopting solutions like protective fencing or remote video monitoring (RVM) surveillance.
We call this the “wait and see” approach to physical security.
The problem? It’s simply not the best way to secure your business. In fact, it can be dangerous and costly!
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed this issue. Pro-Vigil’s recent State of Physical Security survey found that 28% of respondents saw an increase in physical security incidents in 2021, up from just 20% in 2020. And despite security incidents clearly on the rise…
More than half (57%) of respondents said they have not updated their security strategies.
The pandemic introduced many challenges from staffing shortages, to prolonged lockdowns, reduced business hours, and supply chain breakdowns which led to increased incidents of theft.
And yet, despite acknowledging a rise in physical security incidents, a majority of business owners are not doing anything to combat this threat. They are opting to “wait and see” what happens, riding out the pandemic hoping crime goes down.
The truth is, even if the pandemic were to end tomorrow, it would take months for the global supply chain to fully recover. With incidents on the rise, it’s too risky for businesses to wait and see what happens. The time to act is now in order to make sure thieves aren’t walking off with your valuable assets.
If you choose to wait and see if your business is a target, by the time you find out the answer, it will be too late. And, the time and money you’ll invest in replacing stolen inventory or fixing damage thieves caused is time and money you could instead be investing back into your business.
If you had adopted a physical security strategy to begin with, the return on investment from that service would have likely have paid for itself already.
Don’t “wait and see” what thieves will do. Take control of your physical security strategy and stop crime in its tracks before you ever fall victim. Contact Pro-Vigil today to learn how our RVM solutions and team of virtual guards can make 24x7x365 surveillance a reality.
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