S-Tron Wins President’s Award

S-Tron wins PSA Security Network’s prestigious President’s Award

We never work for recognition here at S-Tron, but believe that when we dedicate every moment to giving our best, our effort will speak for itself and people will notice.
Again, we are humbled to share that someone has taken notice. PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, owned by the most progressive security integrators throughout North America, has awarded S-Tron with the prestigious President’s Award for the Northeast Region.

Director of Sales, Everett Cope, explains “It’s a great honor to be recognized for all the hard work everyone at S-TRON puts in every day. PSA is a fantastic partner that assists with S-TRON’s growth and we are glad to have them as a solid resource”.

S-TRON President, Pete Mattschull, was in attendance to receive the award from Tim Brooks (PSA) while at the PSA Convention in Grand Cayman.

“Recognition like this only fuels our determination to work harder and always with the highest levels of integrity, “Cope continued, “And that is exactly what we plan to do.”

PSA members are responsible for over $2 billion annually in security, fire, and life safety installations. In addition to exceptional equipment selection, PSA offers industry leading education and training as well as vetted solutions and services that can enhance any security company’s operations.

Why Your Business Should Not Settle for One-Size-Fits-All Security

Every business is vulnerable to crime, but not every business is vulnerable in the same way. This is a huge concern for business owners, and often discovered after experiencing theft or other crime events. As a business owner, we understand your time is pressed from all sides and we want to honor that by providing the specific security information you need as concisely as possible, especially when providing information about the risks of one-size-fits-all security.

The Stats

Every business is vulnerable to crime, and one of the top crimes is theft. In 2013, there was an estimated 345,031 robberies nationwide. Most of those incidents involved forced entry. While that statistic is a stark picture of business vulnerability, it is also very general in nature. Each of those crimes was unique and faced by different industries with different needs and vulnerabilities.

Unique Risks

Every business faces unique risks based on such things as location, building size, daily activities, number of employees, and type of industry. The daily operation of your business also presents unique risks such as losing cash or theft of inventory, and involve threats from both inside and outside the business. For example, a restaurant may face significant point of sale loss, while a grocery store might be particularly vulnerable to inventory loss. Convenience stores may have increased safety needs.

Owners Also Have Unique Needs

Owners of multiple businesses may need remote monitoring to keep an eye on things while on the go, while an owner of a single convenience store may need to be able to see the exterior as well as inside the property. The business may also need levels of access to help control products or information.

Seek Specific Solutions

All of the many facets of your business add up to a very specific and complex security picture that cannot be addressed well unless they are addressed specifically and individually. To do this, you must find professionals who are expert at identifying your risks and highly knowledgeable about the vast amount of technical solutions.

Every business has varying security needs as well as clear security risks. S-Tron is an electronic security integrator for national and regional retail and hospitality companies and specializes in meeting the needs of the industry with systems that meet each need individually, and precisely. If you have any questions about security solutions, please call us today.

What are the Most Stolen Items This Season? Find Out

CCTV and video surveillance systems are useful all year but during the holidays they take on even more significance as retailers try to keep would-be shoplifters off the naughty list. During the holiday season, incidents of theft go up significantly all across the nation, resulting in loss for both businesses and consumers. And this year, shoplifter have their eyes on some specific items.

Topping the List

According to the 2016 Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast, shoplifting is responsible for 37 percent of a store’s annual shrink loss. This year, apparel, children’s toys, electronics and electronic accessories are expected to be the most stolen items this holiday season in the U.S.

Holiday Shrink Rate to Double

Most retailers book a significant amount of all margin dollars during the holiday season at one-third of the year’s retail sales registered in just three months. Retailers book around 32% of all margin dollars during the holiday season. However, the rate of margin decreases to 29% during the holiday season which is an 8% decline. According to the report, the holiday shrink rate in the US is expected to double over the prior two quarters.

Contributing Factors to Holiday Shrinkage Include Need for More Oversight

Stores are building holiday inventory earlier and earlier for popular, and high-risk items. This leads to increased shrink. Other factors include the need to hire seasonal staff who may not be trained in loss prevention techniques, as well as insufficient surveillance coverage of critical areas, such as in storage areas.

The High Cost of Crime

The 2016 retail cost lost is expected to be $132 per person, of which $50, nearly twice as much as in other calendar quarters, is incurred during the holiday season. These losses place increased pressures on retail establishments, as well as on honest consumers to whom some of the burden is passed on through higher prices.

Better Security Solutions

Preventing shrinkage is a full-time job for retail establishments and one which takes on added importance during the holiday season. One of the best ways to reduce shrinkage is to increase security controls such as implementing CCTV and video surveillance technologies. These technologies reduce incidents of internal shrinkage and shoplifting serving as a strong deterrence as well capturing acts of theft in progress.

S-Tron is an electronic Security Integrator for national and regional retail and hospitality companies specializing in loss reduction. Call us today to see what makes us different.