Armor Alarms https://www.armoralarm.com Every Kansas City Family Deserves Peace of Mind Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:16:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.armoralarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/favicon-150x150.png Armor Alarms https://www.armoralarm.com 32 32 It’s Closing Time: Are Your Employees Safe? https://www.armoralarm.com/its-closing-time-are-your-employees-safe/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:16:40 +0000 https://www.armoralarm.com/?p=5839 Security for your employees is so complex, it requires its own checklist. However, there is only so much you can do to safeguard your employees and business from harm. No matter how prepared you are, there will always be factors that can compromise your employees’ security. What you can do instead is instill a culture […]

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Security for your employees is so complex, it requires its own checklist. However, there is only so much you can do to safeguard your employees and business from harm. No matter how prepared you are, there will always be factors that can compromise your employees’ security.

What you can do instead is instill a culture of safety, particularly when it comes to closing the shop for the day. A safety culture ensures that your employees are on the same page when it comes to looking out for each other. It also reinforces the safeguards you would have put in place to protect them in the first place.

To enhance security for your employees, you can do the following:

Explain the security concepts. Employees tend to resent security concepts that they think are hindering them from expressing themselves. Unfortunately, this includes the trusty CCTV. Explain to them that the CCTVs and the rest of your security outfit is there for a reason – to keep them safe. The videos from your security system are especially indispensable when it comes to providing evidence and seeing patterns from suspicious individuals. Once your workers realize that security for your employees is your priority, then they would understand the stringent methods you place on them.

Help them anticipate possible problems. Closing time is especially vulnerable for most businesses because this is when criminals think they are likely to score big. Put precautions in place that will not compromise your employees, such as keeping security guards or bouncers in the vicinity when closing time is near. Next, deter unwanted behavior by showing that you don’t take your personnel’s safety lightly. You can do this by putting signs in place that say the vault is on a time-operated lock, or by putting down the heavy grills when your employees are counting the day’s profits.

Security for your employees will significantly improve once everyone is on the same page about your business’s safety culture. Contact Armor Alarms to find out how you can gain peace of mind every day, especially at the end of business hours. Visit www.protectedbyarmor.com.

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Cut Insurance Costs with a Security System https://www.armoralarm.com/cut-insurance-costs-with-a-security-system/ Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:31:29 +0000 https://www.armoralarm.com/?p=5819 No, your surveillance cameras are not just extra expenses. As it turns out, installing a good security system can help you save on insurance costs. Simply put, insurers prefer clients with minimal threats. This means that a sophisticated security system for your business translates into fewer risks for your policy provider. Numerous experts can attest […]

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No, your surveillance cameras are not just extra expenses. As it turns out, installing a good security system can help you save on insurance costs.

Simply put, insurers prefer clients with minimal threats. This means that a sophisticated security system for your business translates into fewer risks for your policy provider. Numerous experts can attest that businesses with CCTV systems and other security features are less likely to be burglarized or targeted by intruders. What’s more, your business will also be better protected from scams and nuisance lawsuits, as the CCTV footage can provide concrete proof of what really happened. This, in turn, means that you are less likely to make any claims, and that’s a win-win situation for your insurer.

In addition to the threat of damage, you can also save on insurance costs if your business has a fire and flood alarm. Fire claims and water damage are among the most common reasons insurers have to shell out money. If your system can immediately notify the authorities before your business incurs widespread damage, then you and your insurer will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.

If you are looking to save on insurance through your security system, then ask your insurer for their requirements for insurance discounts. Then call Armor Alarms to help you fulfill your policy provider’s requirements so that you can reduce insurance costs while at the same time safeguard your business. It’s a win-win scenario: your business is protected and your insurer is convinced that you pose minimal risks.

Call Armor Alarms today to discuss configuring a security system that works best for your business and helps you save on insurance: 913.201.4959 or protectedbyarmor.com.

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Three Tips for Enhancing Employee Safety https://www.armoralarm.com/three-tips-for-enhancing-employee-safety/ Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:13:51 +0000 https://www.armoralarm.com/?p=5804 Employee safety has always been an critical part of business. The lengths a company or brand will go to to protect their employees are indicative of how they do business and how much they value their personnel. However, simply investing in CCTVs is not enough these days. Closing time is an especially vulnerable time for […]

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Employee safety has always been an critical part of business. The lengths a company or brand will go to to protect their employees are indicative of how they do business and how much they value their personnel. However, simply investing in CCTVs is not enough these days. Closing time is an especially vulnerable time for many employees, as this is when criminals – or even drunk patrons – tend to try to take advantage.

employee safetyWith employee safety in mind, here are three tips that can guarantee that all members of your staff will make it home safe and sound, regardless of your late closing time:

Protect your staff – First things first, employee safety is not complete if you do not give your staff the tools they need to protect themselves. You can give them a basic course on self-defense, as well as provide them with a taser or pepper spray. Having the ability and tools to protect themselves can go a long way in ensuring that your staff is safe.

Secure your store Burglars and troublemakers watch for signs that your business will be an easy job. Make it hard for them by securing your perimeter with bright lights, CCTV surveillance and hiring an actual security guard to stand the door during certain hours. Of course, an alarm system that allows employees to touch a button and summon police at the first sign of a problem can be life-saving. Tell-tale signs of security can deter criminals from actually attempting to start trouble in the first place.

Beef up your routine Employee safety is often vulnerable when your routine is easy to predict. When you prepare to close up for the night, lock the door first and store the money in a safe deposit box. Once the money is all accounted for and your cashbox is locked up, have your employees prepare for the closing. They should keep a close eye on their surroundings, so they won’t be taken by surprise by any criminals. Afterwards, have a security staff walk employees to their cars if they feel unsafe.

With proper planning and technology, you can protect your employees and ensure employee safety is not compromised during closing time or any other time. Call Armor Alarms to help you protect your business and your employees. Rest assured, we have the experience and the advanced security solutions to keep both safe and sound. We have more than 15 years’ expertise protecting some of the world’s biggest corporations, including Verizon Wireless, Taco Bell, Golden Corral and KFC. We’re currently protecting more than 3,000 commercial locations nationwide. To learn more about how we can help protect your employees and your business, visit www.protectedbyarmor.com.

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How CCTV Keeps McDonald’s Safe & Secure https://www.armoralarm.com/how-cctv-keeps-mcdonalds-safe-secure/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:27:08 +0000 https://www.armoralarm.com/?p=5800 As one of the world’s most recognizable food empires, McDonald’s is at the forefront of security when it comes to CCTV at restaurants. McDonald’s obviously got the security part down right, as the brand continues to serve millions of customers around the world. Here’s how its CCTV system is an actual asset: High-definition images assist […]

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As one of the world’s most recognizable food empires, McDonald’s is at the forefront of security when it comes to CCTV at restaurants. McDonald’s obviously got the security part down right, as the brand continues to serve millions of customers around the world. Here’s how its CCTV system is an actual asset:

  • CCTV at restaurants - Armor AlarmsHigh-definition images assist law enforcement: McDonald’s is known as one of the stores that is the last to close its doors at night. At times, McDonald’s is also open 24/7 to serve patrons who work the nightshift, or even those who are just out on their way home or out at late hours. As such, McDonald’s has created a relationship with local law enforcement so that if police need help solving a crime, the fast-food chain is able to assist with copies of its local footage. This has happened more times than you can imagine, as the popular eating spot is also frequently used for alibis.
  • Cameras discourage bad behavior: CCTV at restaurants also discourages law breaking. Since the CCTV cameras are located in prominent areas, people are subconsciously encouraged to behave better than if they were not being observed. This is also helpful if a criminal is scouting the area for places to break into or burglarize – seeing a sophisticated security system in place is enough for many of them to keep walking and find another opportunity.
  • One security network boosts response time: CCTV at restaurants oftentimes has one security network so that security experts can see what is happening to the brand’s many stores across the country at a glance. The CCTVs are programmed to record whenever there is movement, and they can capture high-resolution images despite the brightly lit store. This also ensures fast response time when crimes are being committed inside stores.

These are just a few of the security benefits McDonald’s has experienced over the years with its CCTV system. If you would like to get more information or install a similar security network for your stores or business, contact Armor Alarms for more information, 913.201.4959 or www.protectedbyarmor.com.

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Smart Thermostats Can Cut Utility Costs https://www.armoralarm.com/smart-thermostats-can-cut-utility-costs/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:14:03 +0000 https://www.armoralarm.com/?p=5794 Utility bills can have a huge impact on your business, particularly when you’re operating from several locations. Fortunately, investing in smart thermostats for your stores can help reduce your energy consumption. Here’s how it works: Remote control. You can adjust the temperature in all your locations within a few seconds, thanks to the remote control […]

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Utility bills can have a huge impact on your business, particularly when you’re operating from several locations. Fortunately, investing in smart thermostats for your stores can help reduce your energy consumption. Here’s how it works:

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  • Remote control. You can adjust the temperature in all your locations within a few seconds, thanks to the remote control function of smart thermostats. This lessens the need for manpower hours to manually adjust the thermostats should your employees feel too warm or too cold.
  • Thermostat lock. Getting smart thermostats for your stores means that you can take advantage of its thermostat lock feature. There are countless instances where one department would feel too warm and want to adjust the temperature, while another department would feel too cold. As a result, the temperature in your stores would be seesawing back and forth, thereby driving up your energy costs. With thermostat lock, there is a specified range of temperature, so you can avoid overzealous employees adjusting the temperature as they please. The environment then will be at a comfortable level for everyone.
  • Auto-away feature. Smart thermostats for your stores will not be very smart if they can’t learn from the working habits of your employees. A smart thermostat setup for a business has an auto-away feature, which means it will automatically shut down once business hours are over. You no longer have to worry if your employees have shut off the thermostat because it will do so on its own. What’s more, once an employee arrives in the morning for the start of their shift, then the thermostat will automatically kick on to warm things up or cool things down.
  • Reduce energy costs. Finally, you will be able to monitor which of your locations are incurring pricier bills for energy consumption. You can analyze the data, find out what is causing the surge in energy consumption and apply the most favorable settings across all your stores. This will help you save money in the long run.

There are many more benefits to getting a smart thermostat for your business. For more information on what a smart thermostat can do for you, contact Armor Alarms at 913.201.4959.

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Smile, You’re on Security Camera! https://www.armoralarm.com/security-for-retail/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:36:38 +0000 http://www.protectedbyarmor2.f9box.com/?p=5535 Security for retail businesses has always been a prominent discussion in many circles, particularly when threats to the retail industry must be considered. There are incidences of shoplifting, as well as errant employees taking products home. Jewelry stores, as well as designer brands, are at high risk of theft because of the value of ther […]

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Security for retail businesses has always been a prominent discussion in many circles, particularly when threats to the retail industry must be considered. There are incidences of shoplifting, as well as errant employees taking products home. Jewelry stores, as well as designer brands, are at high risk of theft because of the value of ther items.

With this in mind, it is therefore imperative that steps are undertaken to ensure that your store is well-protected. For this reason, many encase their pricey items in locked containers, as well as use barred doors and security personnel.

Yet in this day and age, these are not the only steps you can take when it comes to planning security for retail businesses. Technology in this case is on your side as there are many advancements that can further protect your investment.

For instance, a surveillance system are vital in cases where a crime has taken place and legal remedies are being undertaken. It can also document if someone (either a customer or an employee) is stealing from the business. Paired with a sophisticated automated system such as doorbell cameras, you will have a record of who is approaching your store, who is lingering by the storefront and who is trying to steal inside. In case someone tries to rob the store, cameras provide an instant, easy way to report to the police.

You can also have a security system that allows you to control the locks. This is very handy, particularly if there is a criminal inside. If a criminal comes in, you can lock him inside a safely while waiting for the police to arrive. You can also protect your employees and customers by giving them a more secure way to shop.

Of course, it is very important that security for retail businesses is not left neglected. If you are looking for a way to boost your store’s security, call Armor Alarms at 913.201.4959 for a quotation.

 

 

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How Can You Best Protect Your Restaurant from Criminals? https://www.armoralarm.com/business-security/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:26:33 +0000 http://www.protectedbyarmor2.f9box.com/?p=5529 A franchise restaurant can be vulnerable, particularly when you sell alcohol and are open during late business hours. For this reason, business security should be among your top priorities, as you need to safeguard both your employees and customers. The best way to do this is to try to prevent crimes from occurring in the […]

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A franchise restaurant can be vulnerable, particularly when you sell alcohol and are open during late business hours. For this reason, business security should be among your top priorities, as you need to safeguard both your employees and customers.

The best way to do this is to try to prevent crimes from occurring in the first place. You need to have a security system in place that will deter criminals from trying to take advantage of your restaurant. In case that fails, you have to be prepared for a response plan, so it will be difficult for the perpetrator to escape the establishment should a crime ensue. You also need a system that will trigger an impeccable response time from the authorities. A fast response time will minimize the harm to your business, customers and employees.

Here are some things you should look for when it comes to business security:

  • Alarm systems – Your alarm system should automatically contact the authorities in case of an emergency. Some use an old-fashioned trigger under the counter, but you can also use automated systems to protect your business. For example, if an explosion occurs in your kitchen, your automated smoke detector will immediately notify the fire department to save your business before the fire can spread. Your security system can also shut off the gas line to prevent further damage.
  • Proper lightning – Lightning is used to create ambiance and trigger a response among customers. It can also be used to protect your restaurant by keeping it well-lit. When everything is illuminated, it will be harder for opportunists to orchestrate crimes.
  • Surveillance system – Oftentimes, the very presence of a surveillance camera is enough to make a criminal hesitate, as they know their actions will be captured on film. For this reason, the majority of business security models frequently use a sophisticated audio and surveillance system to protect the business – as well as to encourage employees not to cut corners.

We at Armor Alarms pride ourselves in providing the best security systems for business models. Call us today, 913.201.4959, to see how your restaurant can benefit from our services.

 

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