The Basic Steps for Retail Security

security safeOperating a business nowadays is not always an easy task, as there are many steps involved to be successful. Especially if you are thinking of opening a retail business of some type, you will have to consider everything ahead of time if you want to do well and keep a tight reign on how the business operates on a daily basis. With a retail business, you will have to remember you will most likely be dealing with a lot of cash, as well as credit and debit cards.

The information that you have at your disposal can be worth a lot of money for unscrupulous individuals who specialize in identity theft. This type of crime is now one of the biggest ways that thieves are cashing in, as there are billions of dollars lost every year to this type of criminal enterprise. In addition to all the sensitive information you have, there is also the issue of how much cash you have on hand at any given time as well. The best way to avoid many situations of theft of cash is by doing a deposit every day or night. Unfortunately, depending on the type of business you operate, that is not always possible.

The information that you have at your disposal can be worth a lot of money for unscrupulous individuals who specialize in identity theft. This type of crime is now one of the biggest ways that thieves are cashing in, as there are billions of dollars lost every year to this type of criminal enterprise. In addition to all the sensitive information you have, there is also the issue of how much cash you have on hand at any given time as well. The best way to avoid many situations of theft of cash is by doing a deposit every day or night. Unfortunately, depending on the type of business you operate, that is not always possible.

As stated, the private information you have collected on your customers is very valuable, so you should invest in a computer system that has the most up to date security features, making it as least harder to break into, if at all. It may cost you a little more in the beginning, but you will be surely glad you made the decision as time goes on.

When it come to cash, if you are not able to make daily deposits, it is always a good investment to purchase a decent safe where all your valuable items can be stored. Again, just like your computer, you should make sure you don’t try and save a few dollars by purchasing a safe that perhaps is not the top of the line, or even close for that matter. Spend the few extra dollars and your money will be safe, and you will have peace of mind that all is protected.

With that being said, having a good security system is a definite must for your protection if your run a retail business. In addition to cameras that can be monitored or not by a security staff, you should invest in an automated system that informs you when someone is trying to leave the store with something they have not paid for.

A scanning system is truly not expensive any longer and can be a great deterrent to many would be shoplifters. Depending on what your retail business entails, such as whether you run a jewelry store or a Dollarama for example, will somewhat dictate whether you need any additional security people on the floor, and even whether they should be armed or not.

Many businesses find that having one or two undercover security professionals also really cuts down on theft, especially when all the would be thieves tell their friends not to steal from your store.

Having good locks for both front and back doors are also a necessity, and it is wise to have your security company help you out with what is best for your type of retail location. Hopefully these few tips can help you get started in setting up your retail store and making it secure and profitable at the same time.   Be sure to contact us here at Pre-Lock for all your business security needs.

Share : Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on GooglePlusShare on PinterestShare on Linkedin

About Seidman

Paul Seidman is a Toronto security expert providing security services since 1978. Trained as locksmith & alarm security professional Seidman understands how to keep you safe and sound.
This entry was posted in Toronto Business Security. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply