As we continue to discuss the Wine Region of California and how small business owners can protect their California Winery with TotalGuard, we’ll also be focusing on the risks that certain areas are faced with and how this information can be used to better protect small businesses.
In Contra Costa County, property crimes occur more than any other type of crime. According to the FBI, property crimes are defined as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Burglaries, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are all categorized as property crimes. Below we discuss what this means for Contra Costa County small business owners.
Property Crimes In Contra Costa
You might be surprised to find out that the use of force to gain entry is not needed for property crimes to be classified as a burglary. If someone uses forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and/or attempted forcible entry, they can be charged with burglary. While there are a few ways to classify illegal entrance, most burglaries do involve forcible entry.
Knowing this, small business owners should have security measures placed at all possible points of entry. Our small business security system, TotalGuard, comes equipped with impact-activated audio detection, glass break analytics, motion detection, video verification, and wireless connectivity. These measures ensure that no matter where someone attempts to enter your building, they will be caught.
If your business doesn’t have a security system in place, the destruction of property can be debilitating. The national average dollar loss per burglary offense is around $2,119. However, there is good news. Property crimes have consistently decreased since 2006 largely due to the widespread adoption of surveillance systems.
Why Contra Costa Wineries Need TotalGuard
The quality soils of Contra Costa County are the defining feature of the grapes grown in the region. While Contra Costa isn’t part of the better-known wineries in Nappa and Sonoma, these wineries have sourced grapes from the region because of their quality. This means that some wineries have been growing grapes for hundreds of years and have resiliently built up their family empires for a century.
A century of hard work deserves the best protection a small business can get. TotalGuard is the security system you’ve been looking for. When you invest in TotalGuard, you’re instantly gaining access to:
- The Sonitrol mobile app and the Sonitrol Central Station software
- The option to add a 24-hour operational panic button
- Security monitors who verify threats
Read an in-depth look at TotalGuard to learn more about the system. Contact us to let us know your security needs and to schedule your TotalGuard installation.