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There’s no denying it, car theft is a major issue in America. In 2016 alone the FBI reported nearly $5.9 billion in losses from car thefts, with an average of $7,680 lost per theft from most stolen cars. Considering that most stolen cars are not cheap, it’s not surprising that thieves go after these high-ticket items. If you are a business owner with a lot of vehicles on your property or the owner of your own car dealership, you are probably concerned with the security of your property—and if you’re not, you should be.

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Construction sites are fraught with logistics and for most superintendents, their main priorities lie with timely project completion and budget. However, neglecting to address construction security can end up costing you both time and money and can easily delay the completion of any project. It is vital to monitor sites 24/7, not only to protect precious equipment but also to make sure employees are following safety rules and regulations at all times.

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We’ve all seen them on the side of the road and passed without a thought. However, substations are a key part of the electrical grid and you’d certainly miss them if they weren’t working. If you’ve ever driven by a power substation and thought, “what are substations?” you’re in the right place. We’ve broken down how power substations work and why careful security surveillance is necessary for substations.

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When it comes to protecting your business and property, one of the most basic yet effective strategies is to install a system of surveillance cameras. Companies and organizations have been doing this for decades, using these cameras to keep an eye on their stores and areas at all times. The footage recorded from these cameras is stored for future reference and can be key in bringing criminals and vandals to justice should something unfortunate happen. Choosing to use a surveillance system can be a relatively easy decision to make. The difficulty comes in part from choosing what type of surveillance cameras to use. In general, there are two ways of thinking about the subject. Some companies prefer to hide their cameras from view, while others prefer keeping them out in the open, leaving no question that the business has its eye on you. While both can be useful in deterring crime, they also bring their own set of advantages to the table. These benefits are worth considering if you’re in the market for surveillance cameras.

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Most businesses place security as a high priority for their organizations. At the same time, they also try to save money wherever and whenever they can. Unfortunately, too many companies seem to think that taking a tight budget approach to security is the right way to go. They see the use of surveillance systems as a cost they don’t need to accrue and choose to go with a cheaper, more economical option. However, with an area as crucial to the operations of a company as security is, going the extra mile can pay big dividends in the long run. Choosing a high end surveillance service might not seem like the best decision when budgets and resources are limited, but ignoring the latest security technology may end up costing you more in ways you hadn’t anticipated. With a high-end surveillance system like that provided by Pro-Vigil, you can have confidence that all your security needs are taken care of.

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Using a surveillance system for a business is common practice for many organizations out there, but when it comes time to install one, most companies choose to focus more on the technology. Equally important, however, is finding the right surveillance service that will meet the goals you’re looking for and install and maintain the system that will boost your business. Just as picking the right system is a crucial decision, picking the right service is just as critical. You can have the best system in the world, but without the right surveillance service backing you up, all of that technology and equipment could eventually go to waste. So while you think about how to pick a surveillance system, take a moment to consider some of the following criteria for picking a surveillance service you can work with in the long-term.

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