The year 2020 was a challenging time for local retailers, to say the least. The good news is we made it! To celebrate, QuickPro Locksmith has arranged this article on some security tips for local retailers. In order to get your 2021 off to a great start, make sure you take retail crime seriously and take proactive measures to protect yourself, your stakeholders, and your business. If you have any questions at the end of this article or if you wish to hire a certified locksmith to upgrade your security, then call QuickPro Locksmith to consult with a friendly professional.
Scare Away Wannabe Criminals
Sometimes, even making it seem like you have a top-notch security system can scare away would-be criminals. For example, a sign indicating that your property is under 24-hour video surveillance will make thieves think twice about trespassing onto your premises. Further, reduce criminals’ motivation by attaching a sign near your cash register noting that excess cash is stored in a safe and there is no more than $100 in the register. Finally, placing a height marker on the doorframe is both a good proactive and reactive measure.
The first line of defense against theft is you. Improve your line of visibility by arranging aisles and displays so that you and your employees can see what everyone is doing. Install wide-angle mirrors to deal with blind spots. Avoid using posters and window displays that interfere in your line of sight.
Train Your Employees
There are many tell-tale signs of a criminal-to-be. Your local police department is likely happy to share information brochures or provide classes on how to spot warning signs. Some of these signs include loitering around near closing time, waiting for customers to leave before approaching the register, and observing cameras. Your employees should always put safety first, however.
Savvy and dedicated criminals will spend a significant amount of time learning your routine and habits. They are on the lookout for times you open up, close shop, and deposit cash. Regularly change the route you take and the time you head out to make your deposits. Make sure to have at least two people making the drop off.
Invest in A Safe
We mentioned earlier that a sign indicating excess cash is dropped into a safe is a good visual deterrent. However, we recommend that you do actually have a safe to store valuables, documents, and cash. This protects them from theft as well as fires and natural disasters.
Install A Security System
Again, visual deterrents are great but the actual security systems are greater. Modern security cameras can alert you when it detects motion or an unauthorized entry, or even entry attempt. These systems can even be compatible with your smartphone so that you can inspect the area remotely.
Keep in Touch with The Experts
Having a reliable locksmith on call can be a lifesaver. QuickPro Locksmith is proud to be available for the community at any and every hour of the day – and night. Call QuickPro Locksmith whenever you need and rest assured a live representative will take your call.