Convenience stores are one of the most commonly victimised places by armed thieves. We have seen on the news and heard on the radio countless incidents where convenience stores were robbed and lost cash and products, and in some more serious incidents, lost lives. While there is not much we can do to completely eliminate this unfortunate reality that worries us for our safety, there’s something that we can do to minimise it and keep our employees and stores safe.
Increase Security Measures
One thing we can do is to make sure we have enough security in our stores as it has been found that most of the incidents took place, because of the lack of security in stores’ premises. This article outlines the security measures that will increase the safety of your convenience store employees and reduce theft incidents. Some of the tips here may need you approaching law officials to make sure you are not breaking any policy acts or state laws.
- Assign A Security Guard.
Assigning a security guard in the store is a traditional security solution that has been used for centuries, and yet still effective. Just the visual security profile that is the security guard provides employees and customers a sense of security and peace of mind, and intimidates thieves in the area.
Also, this will also help employees, especially those that work in high-risk areas, to become more productive and easier to retain knowing they don’t have to worry about personal safety.
- Install A CCTV Monitoring System.
Installing a CCTV monitoring system will give you the ability to monitor everything that is going on in and outside your store which means you will be able to monitor anyone suspicious and prevent them before they can do anything wrong.
If thieves are planning on going after your store, they are likely to change their minds when they see that your store is being monitored lifting their chance of getting identified or worse, caught thinking there might be security guards watching them somewhere and are ready for the attack.
The best thing about this security measure is that it can be done remotely so even if you are not around, you will still be able to monitor your business.
- Install Alarm Systems.
Installing alarm systems will allow you to know when there’s a security breach and will allow you to ask for immediate response since these systems are usually monitored by security monitoring companies. Alarm response team will be there within minutes giving criminals little time to escape.
Any of these security measures can help deter theft and other threats that your convenience store is faced with every day. But if you really want a maximum security for your store, have all the three. Doing so will not only maximise your store’s security, but it will also let your employees and customers know that you are concerned about their safety and willing to take steps to insure it.