Workplace violence or crimes against an employee can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time. The hard facts about workplace violence is that an average of 2 million workers in the United States will fall victim to some form of incident this year. While some crimes may occur at the hands of an unknown assailant or even a random act of violence, other crimes may occur between coworkers.
Individuals at the highest risk include:
- Persons whom exchange money
- Individuals who work late nights or early morning hours
- Individuals who work alone
- Employees located in a high-crime area
- Retail workers
- Healthcare or social workers
Today, employers are going to great lengths to deter crime on the job and ensure the safety of their employees. At SSA, we have several safety tips and services that will provide you with the tools you need to safeguard your workplace.
Lighting. To deter people from lurking around dark entrances or exits like those at the back of building, add lighting to places that are dim or totally dark. In the event of a crime, bright lights can also provide the victim, their coworkers or bystanders with a clearer glimpse at the offender, giving law enforcement a better chance to identify the criminal.
Burglar Alarms. Possibly the simplest device in commercial security is a burglar alarm. Believe it or not, a blaring alarm can do wonders to deter a criminal from breaking-in and entering or trying to do harm to your employees. If that doesn’t do it, the alarm system will notify the police. SSA can provide a state-of-the-art burglar intrusion system suited just for your workplace.
Video Surveillance. Not only can a video camera provide a glimpse into criminal mischief, it may actually deter misconduct or workplace violence. SSA’s video surveillance system can be monitored 24 hours a day, digitally from the internet or right from your smartphone. If someone is trying to break-in or do harm to a coworker they may be less inclined to do so with a surveillance system in place. For high-quality indoor or outdoor CCTV surveillance equipment, count on SSA for your security needs.
Access Control. Controlling who comes and goes from your workplace is becoming more popular with state-of-the-art technology like card keys and readers, key-fobs, and electronic locks. With an SSA access control system, you’ll have the ability to lock & unlock doors, disable access and create activity reports so you can keep track of everyone entering and exiting your building – at all times.
Virtual Guards. If hiring a security guard for onsite surveillance isn’t in your company’s budget, SSA’s Central Station Monitoring virtual guards offer an innovative and remote way to monitor your workplace, parking garage or outside surroundings with audio and video.
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