August 8, 2019
According to Retail Ireland, there are 37,400 retail and wholesale businesses operating throughout Ireland. Irrespective of the size of a retail outlet, security measures provided below can be adapted to a greater or lesser extent to help prevent and reduce crime in the retail industry.
Cash has always been the prime target for criminals. A high-quality safe should be installed and the opening time of the safe should be varied each day. A Reputable cash in Transit Company should be employed to transport all cash in an out of retail premises.
Bank when possible during daylight hours and always adhere to insurance cash limits for persons transferring lodgments.
Make the most use of your CCTV cameras by positioning them correctly during and after working hours to cover cash tills and also overlooking your stock and display area. Install intruder alarms and panic buttons near the tills for emergencies.
Stock & Internal theft
Stock security and control within retail and commercial businesses depends largely upon co-ordination between management and their staff. All staff must be trained to handle stock.
Obtain references for employees providing a better understanding of their employment history and character. Some crime in retail can be attributed to staff employed by the company.
Professional Security Services
When an alarm activates, a quick response is critical. The sooner the alarm is responded to, the quicker the situation can be dealt with. Have a professional security company respond to alarm activations after-hours. A professional Alarm Response Service can protect your business and your staff from unnecessary risks, threats and costs and most importantly, the inconvenience.
The common causes of theft include poorly trained staff, poor management, bad store layout, no security personnel on duty, lack of internal security such as CCTV and alarms. Addressing these issues will help improve the security of your business and reduce the opportunity of vandalism and burglary.
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