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need to take additional security precautions this time of year. Shoppers aren’t the only ones excited to see shelves overflowing with the new hot items, thieves are too. Make note of these considerations to help beef up your security during the holidays.
Vet New Employees
Start holiday hiring early in the season. If you wait you may find yourself rushing to hire, and not thoroughly vetting new employees. Vetting employees is a necessary process that will help you decide if you can trust someone with your business. By starting early you’ll have time to vet new employees and have the pick of applicants.
Install Security Cameras
Security cameras are just one way to deter theft, from employees and customers alike. Security camera’s help deter shoplifting, but it can also identify shoplifters. Having security cameras also helps to keep employees honest. After all, about a 3rd of all inventory losses can be attributed to employee theft. It’s not enough to have the cameras, make sure you review them regularly as well.
Update Your Security System
Make sure you have the best technology available during the holidays. Not only are you at elevated risk of loss due to employee theft and shoplifters, but you are also at an elevated risk of burglary. Your business has more inventory than usual on the shelves during the holidays. Even if going at night reduces the amount of cash they will be able to get, getting hot holiday items can offer them a decent profit. Plus, with the days getting shorter it will help ensure your employees are able to lock up safely.
Signs Mean Something
It may be difficult to believe that signs can deter shoplifting, but signs themselves can actually work as a deterrent themselves. Additionally, they protect the store from liability. Cameras aren’t always visible, but reminding a customer that electronic monitoring is taking place can provide the customer with confidence, and act as a preventative measure against someone who would target your business. Honest customers won’t mind the signs, in fact, they probably won’t notice them. However, the ones you have to worry about will notice them, and hopefully will consider an easier target.
The holidays are meant to be fun, especially in a retail establishment where the days are long. By taking a few additional steps to boost your security measures, your customers will be able to shop in confidence, and you’ll be able to sleep peacefully. Then you can focus on more important things, like getting the stockings hung by the chimney with care.
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