Winterizing Pipes in the Pacific Northwest

With historically cold winter weather upon us, these conditions remind us of the importance of winterizing our pipes to prevent them from freezing. Frozen pipes can lead to a flooded business, resulting in untold property damage and insurance headaches. 

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Protecting Your Business from a Holiday Fire

Protecting Your Business from a Holiday Fire

For businesses that create a festive holiday atmosphere, there is an elevated risk of a fire breaking out during the holiday season. Fortunately, there are authoritative resources with tips to help you protect your business from these risks. Here’s what you should prioritize. 

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Giving Customers a Safer Shopping Experience

Whether it’s during the holidays or another busy shopping season, retail businesses have an obligation to provide customers the safest experience possible — from the moment they park their vehicle, to the time they exit the parking lot. Unfortunately, two Pacific Northwest metro areas are currently experiencing some of the highest auto theft rates in the country. If you operate a retail business, here’s what you need to know. 

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Guardian Security Holiday Hours 2022

At Guardian Security, our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM through 4:30 PM — but during the holidays, we understand that customers could be impacted by any changes to our business hours. With that in mind, we’d like to fill you in on the slight adjustment to our business hours on specific holidays. 

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Fighting Catalytic Converter Theft with Video Surveillance in Washington State

Fighting Catalytic Converter Theft with Video Surveillance in Washington State

Catalytic converter theft has been rampant across the country for the past several years. During the onset of the pandemic, catalytic converter theft jumped by 325%, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). In 2022, more than a dozen states are introducing legislation to crack down on the crime in the past year. In March, Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1815 into Washington state law. 

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Video Verification for Your Alarm System in Washington State

Video Verification for Your Alarm System in Washington State

An alarm system may be the cornerstone of your security strategy, but there’s one more thing it needs to be as effective as possible: video verification, which can be added to an existing alarm system so that live video will be sent to our monitoring center in real time when your alarm signal is activated. Here are the ways adding video verification to your security can maximize the effectiveness of your alarm system. 

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Preventing Business Theft & Vandalism at Halloween

Preventing Business Theft & Vandalism at Halloween

Every year, insurance companies see an increase in claims in the days following Halloween, due to the theft and vandalism that tends to happen around the holiday. Travelers Insurance notes a 68% increase in vandalism claims around Halloween compared to all other days of the year. They also note a Halloween uptick in crimes like theft (8%) and mysterious disappearance of items (5%). Here are some ways you can minimize your Halloween related risks as a business owner. 

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Video Surveillance to Protect Pacific Northwest Retailers from Slip and Fall Fraud

Slip and fall liability claims are nothing new, but data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows there is an increase in potentially fraudulent slip and fall claims since the onset of the pandemic. Now more than ever, quality video surveillance can help protect Pacific Northwest businesses from suspicious slip and fall claims. Here’s what you need to know, and how proper video surveillance coverage can protect retailers. 

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Fire Alarm Inspections in Washington State

Fire Alarm Inspections in Washington State

The requirements for fire alarm inspections in Washington State are strict for both commercial and government buildings. Fortunately, staying in compliance and up to code is easy with Guardian Security as your trusted resource. We’re more than an alarm monitoring provider; we’re also certified for fire alarm and building inspections per NFPA Standard 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. 

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