For some, the presence of surveillance cameras in public places is a comfort. For others, it’s the opposite – they don’t like the feeling of being watched, even if they’re not planning any shenanigans. And, of course, for criminals, surveillance cameras are the last thing they want to see. Here’s why you should try… Read More »
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A Year in Review: BOS Security’s Most Popular Blogs of 2022
As we looked back on the past year of offering advice on keeping your people and property safe, we noticed five blog posts that stood out as the most popular. The results were not surprising because our clients are very open with us about what’s most important to them. It’s a great reminder of the… Read More »
Protection Through Remote Guarding: Parking Services
Parking lots can be difficult to fully monitor. Often covering a large area, parking lots have people and vehicles coming and going at all hours, making it nearly impossible for a human guard to monitor sufficiently. With BOS Security’s virtual guarding service, VirtuGuard™, remote security officers will monitor your cameras from our location 24/7/365. While… Read More »
Perimeter Security Cameras Can Help More Than Just Your Business
A remote security camera system can be a valuable part of your security plan. Thoughtful placement can also make you a valuable part of the community. In the right place, video cameras might be useful in helping prevent or solve crime that’s not even associated with your business. Consider a robbery that occurs outside your… Read More »
Is Video Surveillance an Invasion of Privacy?
Short answer – no. If you’re in a public place, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Video surveillance is intended to protect people and property from harm. Video does not judge; it merely observes and records. It’s up to those responsible for security to analyze the content and determine who may be a wrongdoer… Read More »
Quick Tips to Safeguard Your Business During the Holidays
Holiday shopping may look a little different this year. That doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Consider these quick tips to prepare in advance to secure your business and ensure a peaceful and profitable holiday season. Add security for compliance If your business is retail or otherwise has frequent visitors or guests,… Read More »
How Security Systems Ease Burden of Police Officers
In many cities, law enforcement is stretched thin. They can have trouble keeping up with demand between high crime areas, crowd control, and natural disasters. The last thing they need is to waste time responding to false alarms or situations that could easily be handled without their intervention. Here are a few ways that security firms can assist. Remote security monitoring With remote video… Read More »
Is More or Less Security Needed When Businesses Are Closed?
When your business is closed, you may find that your security needs change. For example, if your business is retail, shoplifting, and fraud will not be a threat, but break-ins and or vandalism may be. While it may be tempting to save money when business is down by reducing your security spend, it might be… Read More »
Protection Through Remote Guarding: Trade Shows & Conferences
Trade shows and conferences present a security challenge. They are crowded and often spread out. Displays can block sightlines. The venue is full of people who are preoccupied and in an unfamiliar environment. Attendees may not pay attention to their own safety as well as they should while trying to find their way or have… Read More »
Questions You Should Ask Your Remote Guarding Provider
Considering adding a remote guard to your security plan? The right provider can make all the difference in keeping your people and property safe. This list will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on which remote security provider to choose. Here’s what you need to know. How will… Read More »
Expect the Unexpected: Ways to Safeguard Your Business Against Future Risks
The COVID-19 pandemic came out of nowhere. And while this is an extreme situation that was difficult to plan for, businesses are faced with catastrophic risks on a regular basis. It’s essential to be prepared. Depending on where your property is located, you may need to contend with tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or any number… Read More »
Does Your Contingency Plan Include Securing Your Facility or Assets?
For most people, a crisis is a time to pull together, to put the day–to–day and petty squabbles aside and pool resources to work toward a common goal. But for others, it’s an unmatched opportunity – a chance to take advantage of unattended properties or those distracted by the Coronavirus or other events. How can you be ready for any security risk that… Read More »
Welcome to the Remote Lifestyle! Is Your Facility Prepared?
The Coronavirus has thrown everyone for a loop. Many businesses were forced to shut their doors completely, while others shifted their employees to work from home. Either way, that leaves your property vacant and vulnerable. How can you keep your business safe without putting anyone at risk? Consider these best practices to keep your people… Read More »
Reducing Violence Through Remote Guarding
While on-site guards can offer deterrence and rapid response to violence, remote guarding can have an even greater role in preventing violence. Cameras that are monitored remotely can cover a broader range of the property less invasively and at a lower cost. Cameras located in plain sight can act as a deterrent to would-be offenders.… Read More »