The Benefits of a Comprehensive, Custom Commercial Security System
Across the nation, several communities and cities have experienced growing civil unrest in the last two years. If you live near these cities, you know it isn’t uncommon to see boarded-up windows and doors—efforts by businesses to protect themselves from vandals and thieves. This smash-and-grab crime wave has led to over $800,000 in damage and losses.
According to the Austin Police Department Crime Analysis Unit, Austin, TX, wasn't spared, experiencing large protests and social unrest in late May 2020. At this time, the number of robberies began to increase, and gun offenses in 2020 ended higher than in any other year.
Organized retail crime also made headlines with videos showing brazen groups of gang members entering stores with little concern, grabbing what they could as they made their way through the building. Entrepreneur reported that of the 8.9 million crimes reported in 2020, over 60% were crimes against property. To protect themselves, business owners turned to a commercial security system.