How to Make Your Store Theft-FreeOctober 31, 2012
When managing a retail business, putting a reliable security system in place is necessary to protect your business, customers and employees from all forms of security threats. In reality, businesses are never really immune to the threat of retail theft, but as a business owner, there are many ways in which you can slim down your chances of suffering the nasty consequence of business security breach. Thanks to the advent of sophisticated computer-assisted monitoring systems, heightening your business’ security measures has been made economically and conveniently possible.
For your consideration, here’s how most business establishments secure their building and operations:
Invest in quality retail security devices. Retail security devices can help in reducing shop theft and may considerably increase sales. This will also help put more security to the items up for grab. There are different retail security devices that you can use to decrease loss. Security tags along with checkpoint detection systems are ideal for stores that retail clothes, accessories, and shoes. Adhesive security labels are usually part of a pharmacy’s security strategy. For stores that deal with electronic products like laptops, smart phones and Ipads, secure display anti-theft products are usually the choices for security measures on electronic gadgets. Security products for the prevention of shoplifting in grocery shops and supermarkets include locking hooks and security labels.
Install a video surveillance system. Most business establishments nowadays install a closed-circuit television (CCTV) for an all around area security. It can be installed in plain sight to beware thieves or it can be hidden to record and store the deed done. With the help of a recorded video, it is easier to prove and convict a crook. Make sure to install cameras in every angle to cover all areas of the store.
Arrange the set-up of your store. If one part of the room is poorly lit, you can place in there large items instead of the small ones. Keep the small items in a location where the clerk can have a full view. But then again, it’s better to have the entire store well lighted. Have aisles free from clutter and make them wide so that thieves can’t hide against other customers. Valuables like expensive jewelry should be secured in glass displays or behind counters.
Educate employees about heightened security measures. There is no better way than training your employees to be alert and vigilant. Instruct your employees to keep an eye on customers at all times by providing a friendly customer service. That way, the less likely the thief will strike.
If you follow these suggestions for safety and security measures, you will know for a fact that your business is virtually theft-free. This means no more losses due to uneventful theft and other security threats.