GKT Security, part of the GKT Group on the Central Coast, believe incorporating advanced security technology is a key component to improving workplace safety in a digital age.
Data from the director of the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn, has revealed a 13 per cent increase in incidents of fraud on the Central Coast and Hunter region. The GKT Group believe that incorporating more technology into local business security systems can help alleviate this problem.
Among the types of crime on the rise are petrol theft. Speaking to the ABC late last year, Weatherburn said,
“We still have a problem with petrol theft, service station drive offs.”
Many in the security industry believe that improved technology, along with the human resources of agencies like GKT Security can help undermine the number of petrol thefts in the region.
In addition to the trained security personnel who patrol many of our local business each night, there are a range of high tech monitoring solutions that all business should be thinking about.
Real time business CCTV systems, mobile monitoring patrols and commercial alarm systems have become increasingly sophisticated solutions for small business who need to protect stock, staff and premises from theft and damage.
Utilising the latest technology from world class industry leaders such as Bosch and DAS, the GKT Group has embraced state-of-the-art CCTV technology which can not only be viewed locally but can also be accessed remotely in real time.
“This means that clients can inspect or monitor their business from a desktop, laptop or even a smartphone,” said a spokesperson for the company. In combination with modern locksmith services, this technology is helping to keep small business secure.
Workplace safety is a major concern for all retail and commercial business in New South Wales these days. But that concern goes beyond simply monitoring workplace procedures and contracts. Workplace health and safety has to include security measures that reduce the likelihood of crime in the workplace, whether it’s in house or off-the-street crime. It includes identity theft, employee theft, harassment, robberies and digital crimes.
As stated by the NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council),
“Many people spend a good portion of their time at work. This means it’s just as important to use crime prevention skills in the workplace as it is at home and in the neighborhood. Whether the place of business is corporate headquarters, a restaurant, a store, an auto repair shop, or a person’s home, common-sense prevention skills can make the workday safer for everyone.”
“We have advanced technology that can help improve that kind of safety in the workplace,” says the GKT Group, “and it’s something every business should take seriously.”