The summer season is here and it’s HOT. As the temperature rises, it’s easy to let your guard down, but did you know, crime trends upward during the summer? According to a Governing report, crime can increase by up to 36% during the summer months. And a Los Angeles-based study shows that overall crime increases by 2.2% on days with temperatures above 85 degrees.
With many people heading out of the office to enjoy some fun in the sun, more businesses are left vulnerable to burglaries, theft, and vandalism. This makes the need for proper security even more crucial. While you may be ready to embark on a relaxing vacation during this time of year, this is not the time to relax on security measures at your business. With more daylight hours, a break from school, and people on vacation, thieves have taken notice and are on the move. Make sure you’re several steps ahead of them by prioritizing a solid security strategy.
Seasonal patterns may change your level of risk, but Pro-Vigil’s got your back. Here are some tips to turn up the heat on criminals and help protect your business this summer:
Do a health scan on your cameras.
Are all your cameras working properly and at full strength? Are they well-positioned? Point them at locations where highly valuable items are stored as well as all entrances and exits.
Check your perimeter.
Do you have a clearly established border around your property? Has any part of your fencing been damaged or compromised? Make sure there are no holes in your fences and all gates are secured.
Lighting. Lighting. Lighting.
Criminals love to disguise their wrongdoing in darkness. Install proper lighting at your facilities so trespassers are put on blast the moment they step foot on your property.
Cool off crime with Pro-Vigil
Leave the sweating to the criminals. Our cameras and proactive remote video monitoring solutions allow our powerful combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual guards to keep watch over your property 24x7x365, no matter the time of day or weather outside. You can stay cool, calm, and collected while we deter thieves for you, detecting unusual behavior in real time. If suspicious behavior is spotted, like someone trespassing after hours, our virtual guards are alerted and can take action. Sirens, flashing lights, and pre-recorded audio messages are deployed, sending criminals running. If the situation demands it, our virtual guards have the capability to alert local authorities.
If you want to check in on your business while you’re away, that’s an option, too. With Pro-Vigil you can gain peace of mind by accessing your security surveillance feeds anytime anywhere with our mobile app.
Partner with us to prevent crime from spiking with the temperatures. With proper preparation, there are countless ways to defend your business and have a safe and happy summer. Let us keep watch while you kick back on the beach! Contact Pro-Vigil for all your security preparation needs.