As one year ends and another begins, it’s a good practice to look back on the highlights from the past 12 months. Looking back on 2017, we shared some pertinent information about a variety of safety-related topics. Here are a few of our most popular blogs from 2017 that we wanted to reshare in case you missed them.
Sonitrol’s Top Five Blogs of 2017
6 Holiday Office Party Tips
First up is an article outlining some tips to have a safe holiday office party (or any company-sponsored event). Give these tips a try to safeguard yourself, employees, or students from drinking-related accidents, sexual harassment, and more.
1) Remind Employees/Students of Policies – to avoid issues BEFORE they happen
2) Lead by Example – to demonstrate responsible behavior during the festivities
3) Designate Monitors – to keep tabs on potential problems and prevent mishaps
4) Drink Responsibly – to reduce the risk of injury or misconduct
5) Invite the Family – to add to the fun and decrease the likelihood of inappropriate activities
6) Secure the Venue – to make sure you are providing a safe and well-suited location
Sonitrol National Dealers Association Convention (SNDA)
One event that we enjoyed in 2017 was the Annual Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA) Convention and Awards Banquet on April 26-29th, hosted by leading Sonitrol dealer, Kimberlite Corporation. Sonitrol personnel from throughout North America attended this meeting in San Francisco, CA. During the event, we participated in training, education sessions, certification classes, and an awards banquet. Fun was safely had by all!
How Safety Increases with Business Security Camera Systems
We know that protecting your business with the right tools is a top priority of business owners. Employing business security camera systems that monitor continuously 24/7 is useful in preventing and detecting criminal activity on your property. And verifying any alerts to the system before dispatching the police is just another way Sonitrol has your best interests in mind. Here are a few more benefits you can enjoy when you have Business Security Camera Systems in place: monitor loiterers, detect theft, and increase employee safety.
Common Safety Mistakes in the Workplace
One of the most important jobs as a business owner is ensuring that your employees have a safe place to work at all times. Most people already know about liability accidents like trips, falls, or repetitive stress injuries. However, there are many other common workplace safety risks that you may not have thought about yet. Some of the risks that can be easily overlooked until a problem arises include: fire hazards, unsafe use of electricity, inadequate security measures in place or not educating employees on how to properly use your security system.
How can you benefit from a panic button?
We all know that having a security system is a great way to protect your home, business, or school property from theft and vandalism while you’re away. But what about those incidents that occur while you’re at work, school, or just relaxing at home? Panic Buttons exist to protect people from personal harm. They can provide an instant alert to the monitoring company when the user feels they are in danger and need immediate emergency assistance.
All throughout 2017 Sonitrol continued to be a leader in monitored security systems for businesses. We expect this to continue into 2018 and beyond. If you would like to start your new year off with the peace of mind that comes with an all-inclusive security system, contact us for an audit of your existing safety measures or a quote on a new security system.