Internal Theft

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has indicated crime may factor in up to 30% of business failures. Are your physical locations secure and safe from this hazard?

The two most common criminal situations in a store or place of business:

  1. An outsider illegally accesses your building or complex (typically during closed hours) to commit a crime
  2. A customer enters for that purpose

Although shoplifting is the scenario that comes to mind first for most people, employee theft actually accounts for 43% of theft. Employees with access to important information or inventory account for this surprisingly high value.

Going with the traditional lock and key method offers little in terms of stemming the issue of internal theft. This “analog” setup will do nothing to record who enters and at what time, and cannot be managed externally. What’s more, a lost set of keys would leave you with no way of knowing who now may have access, whereas using digital access control would allow you to simply overwrite the old access codes and assign new ones (or key fobs). Physical keys also require a human presence to lock and unlock.

The use of cloud based access control instead allows remote viewing and securing of the property from virtually any mobile device. Temporary codes can be added for contractors or others you may wish to grant one-time access to. If you are serious about protecting your property, it may be time to consider upgrading.

Security Technology of South Texas is one of the largest Brivo dealers in South Texas, for more info, please call us at 210-710-5881  or visit