What a Partnership with Tyco on Small Business Safety and Security Means


New partnership with Tyco to help make small businesses safer will feature easy-to-use tutorials, out in Fall 2016.

Today, we announced a partnership with the Tyco Cares Foundation to create and distribute online resources designed to educate small business owners and chambers of commerce on steps they can take to ensure a safer work environment.

Every year, business theft results in billions of dollars of lost revenue for American companies. Those missed profits decrease America’s economic competitiveness and can discourage business owners from seeking out new growth opportunities.

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we’re proud to work with chambers of commerce throughout the country to bolster engagement with local companies and develop strategies that create safer, more sustainable communities.

Through our relationships with chambers – large and small – we’re uniquely positioned to put these resources in front of small business owners who need to protect their assets and employees.

The resources, which will be known as the Safety and Security Quick Guides, will empower businesses and chambers of commerce to create safer business environments and provide tools and strategies to mitigate crime. The Quick Guides will feature easy-to-use tutorial on topics including burglary, employee crime, workplace violence, active shooter response, and more.

The Quick Guides will provide resources and practical steps for business owners to:

  • Understand the top security threats they face;
  • Identify strategies owners and employees can take before a crime occurs to limit resource loss;
  • Reduce business vulnerability to external threats;
  • Work with employees to design fast-response plans when an incident occurs.

Right now, business owners are increasingly concerned about the prospect of violent incidents occurring and causing harm to their employees and property. After we release the Quick Guides, we’ll be going into communities around the country, with Tyco, to provide on-the-ground training on the key tactics and strategies. We understand that business owners are eager to access these resources, and we’re proud to be in a position to help.

The Safety and Security Quick Guides will be a web-based platform launched in early fall of 2016, hosted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation site.

We encourage you to stay tuned for the launch, and we look forward to sharing these practical resources with the business community.