The unique aspect of convenient stores is that during any given day hundreds of people come and go through out the store. When the store is very busy it is hard to keep track of customers, their intentions, and whereabouts. As such, there are a number of security needs that be must consider when evaluating security for a convenient store.
Providing a security solution at a convenient store requires combining security cameras, correct emergency exit door hardware, locks, and most likely a safe. Acme Security has over 80 years of experience providing security services to convenient stores and gas stations.
A security assessment from one of our qualified security experts can help identify areas for improving the stores safety and security ensuring customers have a pleasant and safe shopping experience. A couple of main security technologies that stores should consider are:
- High security locks for display cases and entrance/exit doors
- Safes for securing cash
- Keypad locks or access controls to areas that need audited access such as inventory/stock rooms
- Security cameras to protect both employees and customers
For example security cameras deter shoplifters and if a theft does occur, the shoplifter can be recorded in the act, which can aid in a conviction. There is also a high rate of employee shoplifting, which is hard to prove without an effective security camera system unless they are caught by another employee or management. Another cause of profit loss is called Sweet hearting. Sweet hearting occurs when store employees fail to scan items or provide a discount to their family and friends. A security camera can be placed at and linked to the cast register where the incident can easily be seen on video. Also, slip and falls crimes often occur in stores. Some falls may be a bogus attempt in hopes of filing a law suit. A properly installed CCTV system can deter and prevent these issues saving the store millions of dollars in retail shrinkage reduced insurance premiums and legal expenses.
There are multiple types of cameras systems, safes and high-end locks to suit your store’s specific needs and budget. Acme Security can work with your retail location to perform an in-depth analysis of your needs and suggest the best possible security solution for your budget to ensure your property, employees, and customers are secure. You can be assured that our focus is Securing Your World.