Why do bad things happen? It’s a question that is often asked in hindsight after a security threat or incident occurs. While you can never fully eliminate all security risks from your business, it’s important to make your property as safe as possible to deter any potential threats. Staying in-tune with the mindset and capabilities of modern criminals is a great place to start.
Today’s Criminals Are More Sophisticated Than Ever Before
“This was far from a smash-and-grab operation,” said Rick Whelan, chief of the Organized Crime and Rackets Bureau in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. “This is, in my experience, likely the most sophisticated burglary crew that I’ve encountered…It was like ‘Ocean’s Eleven.’”
It’s a fact—today’s criminals are more sophisticated than the criminals of previous generations. Armed with modern technology, these bad guys have the advantage of foresight, doing much of their heavy lifting before a break-in ever occurs. By combining tried-and-true techniques with 21st-century tools, criminals are combining their resources to increase their chances of success. They can gather information about your business or property, the value of your assets, the status of your daily operations, and so much more, all in advance of a crime.
If you have holes in your current security system, modern criminals will find them. Whether it’s a lack of video monitoring on site, incapable or untrained security guards, or a gap between your detection and response to crime, the bad guys know exactly where to go to find a way in. Are you doing everything you can to keep your business safe and secure?
The Antidote to The Modern Bad Guy
To prevent this type of crime from ever occurring, you’ll need a modern security system that is capable of protecting your facilities and locations from these sophisticated criminals. Remember that the best security strategies enable seamless detection, assessment, and response. For example, strategically placed video monitoring could be used to detect a potential threat, virtual guards to quickly assess the situation at hand, and on-site guards to respond to the intrusion. All of these measures should be integrated and work in tandem to keep your people and assets as safe and secure as possible.
At GuardOne Security, we understand the mindset of modern criminals and have made it our mission to keep our clients’ facilities and properties fully covered from these types of threats. We take down the bad guys by giving our clients access to industry-leading video monitoring technology, our high tech command center, and a highly trained team of security enforcement professionals.
GuardOne Security’s Got Your Back
To protect your business from sophisticated criminals, you need a sophisticated security team on your side. Who better to safeguard your property than the honorable individuals who dedicated their lives to safeguarding our nation? At GuardOne Security, we are proud that much of our staff is made up of one of the bravest, most protective, and trustworthy groups of people—former military.
May is Military Appreciation month, and over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these honorable individuals on the blog. Stay tuned.