You must have seen much news about theft of merchandise from stores and retail chains as activities like these had increased in past few years. There are even cases of murder in retail stores. If you own a retail store are still safe then consider yourself as lucky but don’t neglect incidence like these. May be its your time next. So before any such unexpected incident occurs in your store, take proper security measures to ensure proper safety of your store and employees. Incidence like these directly affects the business and name of store.
Retail security is the best option for ensuring security of your store. Many businesses and retail stores, large and small, hire or execute security or loss prevention staff. These measures act as a physical restriction to thieves, vandals, and others who may wish to do any harm to you or your store. These measures can at least assure you that your merchandise is safe from any theft or vandalism.
With the advancement of technology, there are much new pieces of equipment invented to provide better safety. These technical devices protect your store from theft and other harm. One of this equipment is CCTV cameras that enable 24*7 surveillance of the place. For small business owners who can’t afford retail security guards and have small stores can implement camera security in their stores to track everyone’s activity. Another good option is to go for tag and alarm system, which is formally known as electronic article surveillance (EAS). In this system, a tag is attached to every item and if someone tries to bring that item out of store without removing the tag then an alarm sounds and alerts you that a merchandise it tried to taken out without deactivating the tag.
But when it comes to large retail stores, these devices are not sufficient and one need retail security guards to protect business. You can place these guards either in uniform or in casuals at different locations in store. Covert security guards mingle with customers to provide close surveillance and catch the culprit red-handed. Technical security guards are responsible for monitoring the security cameras and other surveillance equipment and alert the ground staff or police in case of emergency.
By implementing some of these retail security measures and asking your employees to be alert while at work, you can protect your merchandise and employees from any unwelcomed incident.