Summertime Security Threats

There are lots of things to look forward to as the weather warms and spring eases into summer. Barbeques, summer concerts, and beach days included. But summertime is also an active season for would-be criminals and their consorts since it’s often a time where people have their guards down and settle into vacation states of mind.


Summertime can herald a change in operating hours. More daylight meaning more opportunities to reach valued customers at your place of business, but also more time for opportunists and bad actors to try to take advantage of vulnerable businesses. Here are some things to be on the lookout for this summer:


  1. Phishing emails centered around travel or vacations


Cybercriminals are getting increasingly sophisticated in their phishing schemes. Fake emails are beginning to look indistinguishable from authentic ones, so it’s always best to review emails with an eye towards skepticism. Especially those touting too-good-to-be-true deals and offers that may just be clickbait to swipe your coveted passwords.


  1. Groups of young customers


A commonly used scheme during the summer months is for groups of young people to arrive at a store and split the employees’ attention so they can make off with unpaid-for inventory. Ask young people to leave bags at the counter when they enter your facility.


  1. AC = Access control


During the warmer summer months, people may retreat into to cool refuge of stores as a way to avoid the summer heat. Make sure sensitive areas of your property aren’t able to be accessed by the general public by instituting an access control system. Millennium Fire and Security has a variety of options to fit most budgets.


Keeping the above in mind will help prevent unnecessary incidents this summer, so you can stop worrying about security and start working on that summer tan! Call Millennium Fire and Security today for a free business consultation