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Business Security & Alarm Monitoring:

How Security Cameras Can Help Prevent Cases of Workplace Violence

The occurrence of workplace violence or crime is higher than many people believe. The fact is it is something that can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone. It’s estimated that more than two million workers in the U.S. are going to experience some type of workplace violence this year alone. Even though many crimes occur at the hands of someone unknown to the individual, other crimes may occur between coworkers.

Who is at Risk?

As mentioned before, anyone can be a victim of workplace violence; however, there are some people who are more likely to be victims, than others. Those at the highest risk include:

  • Social workers or those in the healthcare industry
  • Anyone who takes or exchanges money
  • Retail workers
  • Those working early in the morning or late at night
  • Those who work in a high crime area
  • Anyone who works alone

It is up to the employer to ensure they take steps to deter crime and safeguard their workers. One of the best ways to do this is with a high-quality security system. Some of the components to ensure are included with this system can be found here.

Adequate lighting. You can deter people from lurking in a dark or shadowed entrance or at the rear of a building by adding lighting to these areas. Bright lights can also help those who are a victim or those who witness a crime better identify the culprit.

Alarms. The easiest way to prevent crime is by installing a burglar alarm. This can do wonders when it comes to deterring criminals from trying to break into a building and do harm. It’s a good idea to use a monitored alarm, as it can identify the police of a situation right away.

Video surveillance. A high-quality video camera can provide you with a view of the crime being committed. It can also capture any type of worker misconduct or violence. What’s even better is that it works 24/7, providing a higher peace of mind than other security measures.

Access control. With access control you can dictate who can and can’t enter or interact with a business or those inside.

If you have yet to implement the security measures above, now is the time to do so. This can help prevent or at least reduce cases of workplace violence.

Residential Security:

There an Increase in Vehicle Thefts and Home Burglaries in the Spring and Summer Months?

As the temperatures outside go up, so does the likelihood that your home will be burglarized. With warmer days ahead, there are new worries and concerns regarding your personal and home security.

While you may be looking forward to spending time with family and friends outdoors and the warm temperatures, nefarious individuals may be looking forward to this time, as well – but for an entirely different reason.

Why Do Burglaries Spike in Warmer Months?

One of the biggest reasons that burglaries go up during this time of year is because people are spending more time away from home. With favorite activities including:

  • Time outside
  • Picnics
  • Vacation
  • Family reunions
  • Graduations

This increased amount of time away from home gives burglars the perfect time to strike. There are other factors that contribute to the increase of incidences, too, which include:

  • Leaving your vehicle running while shopping
  • Keeping windows open to allow air circulation
  • Leaving your vehicle windows open
  • Leaving the garage door open longer
  • Not locking a sliding glass door

How Can You Protect Your Home, Car and Family?

The good news is, there are a few steps you can take to help ensure your car and home are protected during this time of year. Some steps to take include:

  • Always lock your garage – even if you are home
  • Clean up all yard clutter and the driveway to make your home less appealing
  • Keep your windows and doors secure at all times
  • Shut your vehicle engine off each time you get out of the it
  • Install home security devices as well as anti-car theft equipment

By taking a few proactive steps, you can feel confident that your home and car will be protected, and you won’t be such an appealing target to burglars and other nefarious individuals.

Health Tip:

Helpful Tips for Coping with Pollen

Have your seasonal allergies making you completely miserable? If so, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that more than 50 million people around the country suffer from seasonal allergies each year. The good news is, there are a few steps you can take to impact how severely allergies affect you.

Some tips that will help you cope with pollen and other allergens this spring can be found here.

  • Remain inside when it is warm and windy outdoors
  • Only go outside when pollen counts are low (this eliminates early morning and evening hours)
  • Know what type of pollen you are allergic too (the three main types include weeds, grass, and trees)
  • Start your regimen of medication early
  • Close all your doors and windows
  • Keep your home clear of all allergens and dust
  • Take a shower at night
  • Use an antihistamine or pollen mask when going outside
  • Reduce pet dander and mold inside your home

When you use the tips and information here, you can reduce your reaction to pollen this season and breathe easily.

Gossip Alert:

Crazy Celeb Facts You Won’t Believe (But they’re True!)

When it comes to crazy, nothing beats stories from celebrities. Ready for some facts that seem to weird to be true? If so, don’t stop reading now!

Kesha and Her Ghostly Affair

During an interview she had with Conan O’Brien, Kesha made the claim that she had “sexy time” with a ghost. While this may sound a bit crazy, she isn’t the only celebrity to make this claim.

The Story of Four Nipples  

Harry Styles, the singer from One Direction, confirmed a rumor during an interview with Chelsea Handler that he actually has four nipples. This is actually a medical condition called polythelia.

A Hairy Story

When it comes to weird and wacky collections, celebrities seem to take the cake. Katy Perry has always been a bit “out there” but this just proves it further. What’s her collection? Celebrity hair. She has confirmed she has locks from both Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.