Theft is a common occurrence. In fact, in 2017, the last time data was collected, there were over 4 million reported cases in the U.S. Theft is especially prevalent at locations that attract large crowds of people, like events. Skilled security professionals who have been trained to spot people acting out of the ordinary are the first line of defense, yet they can’t be everywhere at once. So, event planners and security staff are turning to technology to protect the area and their guests’ possessions.
Here are just a few ways technology can help:
- Creating an identification system using an ID scanner connected to a database is the best way to reduce the flow of people in specific areas and minimize the risk of theft.
- Installing security cameras greatly reduces the impact of theft. Cameras are a great deterrent when placed in open spaces. People are less likely to commit a crime if they believe they’re being watched.
- Alarm systems can serve to protect expensive items, and also warn the public of imminent danger.
Preventing theft can be a challenge, simply because it’s impossible to secure everything. However, taking these measures, and hiring the professionals at SFM Security will go a long way in securing your next event.