Locking down the office simply isn’t good enough these days, and even if your building is located in a relatively crime-free area, you may want to consider a commercial security system. And even though property crime dipped almost 3% from 2009 to 2010, according to the latest FBI statistics, it nonetheless presents a serious problem for business owners. According to the FBI, larceny-theft was the most common type of property crime, at 68% of all property crimes. There were more than 1.6 million arrests nationwide in 2010 for property crimes, and in more than 40% of crimes committed, a firearm was used. And the total losses for property crimes? The tally came in at an estimated $15.7 billion in 2010.
In other words, a savvy business owner should invest in some type of commercial security system. Here are a few more reasons: