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San Diego County is not immune to the spree of smash-and-grab burglaries happening throughout California this holiday season. In North County, police have warned the public that theft and burglaries are expected to increase during the holiday season — and sadly, it’s already happening. 

Law enforcement reports that retailers large and small have been hit throughout November and December. In response, many police departments have started task forces devoted exclusively to curbing the onslaught of retail burglaries. One of them is the Oceanside Police Department; they advise shoppers to not keep anything of value in their cars, and to put the “see something, say something” philosophy into practice. As for retail store owners, here are some tips for reducing the risk of burglary starting this holiday season. 

Fortify With Smart Video 

When you’re running a retail store, there’s no such thing as too many cameras during the holidays. When you request a free security evaluation from Pioneer Security, we can advise you on camera placement and what types of cameras will make the best video surveillance strategy for your store.

Having monitored video surveillance inside and out can fortify your business by deterring thieves from acting, and ensuring that anyone who chooses to act is clearly caught on camera. 

Integrate Intrusion Detection 

Integration is the key to a powerful business security system. When your intrusion alarm is integrated with your video surveillance, these two technologies work together to signal the central station when either one is triggered. Glass break detection can also be added, so that any smash-and-grab attempts will immediately sound an extremely loud siren while also triggering the alarm signal. Ask us about our integration options; we can create a custom, multi-technology security system for your retail store. 

Add Video Verification 

To get police to your store as quickly as possible when the alarm is triggered, you want our video verification service. When your video is monitored by our central station, our agent can verify the nature of your emergency so that it will be given police priority. This can get officers to your location in less than 10 minutes, as opposed to the much longer wait times of unverified alarms. 

Referral Offer to New Customers

Right now, Pioneer Security is offering three months of free security monitoring for new customers (up to $100). You’ll have access to real-time alerts, custom activity reports and more tools for staying on top of your retail security. To learn more about the valuable burglary prevention services we offer retailers, call Pioneer Security today. We look forward to providing you a free evaluation. 


Whether your security needs are for your home, small business, or corporation, Pioneer Security Services has the products and industry experience you need to ensure your safety and peace of mind. Our clients appreciate our hands-on approach to service. You are never just an account number at Pioneer Security. We take pride in pampering our clients with personal service that goes above and beyond expectations. 

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