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Protect Your Business Against Holiday Theft With A Security System

Protect Your Business Against Holiday Theft With A Security System

Despite the idea of Christmas as the time of giving, theft runs rampant this time of year. The days get darker and thieves can easily move under the cover of night, businesses sit empty on the statutory holidays, and stores fill with customers who need their attention. Thieves know that because of this, holidays are an easy time to target businesses. To defend against theft, you must take all necessary security precautions. Show that your commercial space is secure and protected and therefore won’t be worth the time for a burglar by following these security measures before the busy season hits.

Set Up Security Systems Measures Before The Holidays

Prepare For The Rush
The Christmas season is the time of year when shopping is at its peak and stores get increasingly busy. Because there are so many customers needing the attention of staff, it can be easy for thieves to steal merchandise undetected. One way to help avoid theft during the holiday rush is to install video surveillance as a part of your security system. This lets you keep an eye on all parts of the store even when staff members are trapped behind the cash register all shift. Security video cameras are also ideal tools for theft prevention as seeing a camera deters theft before it happens since thieves know they are more likely to get caught.

Install Lights
It’s simple but effective. During winter, the nights are much longer and thieves are emboldened to move under the cover of darkness. Installing lights that are on all night or are motion-activated lets thieves know that you can see them and it makes your business less vulnerable. Pairing outdoor lights with security cameras further reduces your risk of theft or vandalism.

Don’t Advertise Holidays
Some companies are able to give their staff a break during the holidays. While this is something you may want to advertise while hiring employees or something you may want to inform clients about, unless your business is a public storefront that needs to alert the public you will be closed, don’t make a big announcement. Closed office buildings or construction sites that advertise they will be abandoned are prime targets for theft and vandalism. And if you own a store or business that you need to tell the public you will be closed, don’t elaborate on why. It’s great if your small, family-owned business gets to take a week off, but don’t mention that you’re going on a vacation out of town.

Install A Security System
Whether your commercial space is an office building, a work site, a store, a restaurant, or anything else, every business benefits from a security system. A security system can include video surveillance, but it can also include alarm systems. These services will let you view your business from your mobile device and will alert you if anyone opens your door, breaks or opens any windows, or otherwise attempts to break in. If a thief does try to break in, a security system will automatically call the local authorities, so that your business stays safe even if you’re out of town. If you don’t want to spend your time watching security footage, live video monitoring performed by a security professional is also an option. This gives your business 24 hour live surveillance. Security systems are highly valuable for commercial buildings all the time, but especially if the building is closed for longer than usual, such as during the holiday season.

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Install A Security System To Keep Your Business Safe

The best way to keep your business safe is by installing or updating your commercial security system. This will deter would-be thieves, alert you to any attempted break-ins, and notify the police if any problems occur while you’re away from home. For top-quality security system services from a trusted Calgary provider, contact Frontline Security. As a Calgary-owned and operated business, we understand what your business means to you and we know what you need to ensure safety and prevent theft and vandalism. To install a security system or update your current security system, call Frontline Security at 1-403-291-9311 or fill out the online contact form.


Start by determining what you want out of your security system, where your company is most vulnerable, and what your approximate budget is. Also, consider how a security system can make your business more profitable and discuss this with the security companies you speak to.


Security cameras in Calgary need some extra features and maintenance to ensure they can survive our long and chilly winters without issue. Choosing a camera with the correct IP rating, installing it to be protected from the elements (as much as possible), and adding a waterproof casing are some of the ways you can make sure your home protection system lasts through the coldest months of the year.

Security systems are beneficial to businesses of all sizes. At Frontline Security, we can help you decide and customize your security options to suit your business and your budget. To learn more about security for small businesses, read Do Small Businesses Really Need A Security System?

Get the Peace of Mind You Deserve

You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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