Safety and security is a full-time affair for the retail industry. Threats can come from everywhere and affect your business. To avoid such problems, here are some ideas:
A fence may not stop a committed crook, but it is a deterrent for most opportunistic thieves. It also keeps stray animals away, so they won’t come in and cause a mess. To make your fence even more effective, get an advanced perimeter fence that can warn you of potential attacks or intrusions during outside of operation hours.
Seal it in
Like a house, you want your retail store to have perfect insulation. Depending on the kind of building you have, talk to your contractor about applying solutions to make sure it’s sealed in. A thorough inspection may be needed to find cracks, holes and peeling, and to apply the right solutions.
Not only will this lower your energy usage, but it will also keep insects and other pests from using holes and cracks as an entryway. Allbrite Services Ltd recommends calling a company for pest control in NZ to make sure the interiors are free from critters that can multiply faster than you can clean up their mess.
Install cameras everywhere — inside and outside your place of business, including the parking lot. All locations should have proper lighting to keep your customers feeling safe. Hire roving security, as well. At least one security personnel should be in charge of watching the video feed from the cameras installed around your premises, even on smartphones. Cameras are effective deterrents against shoplifters, vandals and even dishonest employees.
Who wants to shop in a filthy place? Not only is it unsightly, but it could be a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria. Assign employees to arrange your goods properly, to wipe down all surfaces that a customer may touch, sweep the floor clean and mop any spills or drips. If there is a leaky part of the roof get it fixed on the same day.
Safety is for everyone, from you and your employees to your customers and their families. Keep your establishment safe, comfortable and free from any threats to people’s safety. Your customers and employees will appreciate it and you’ll sleep soundly at night knowing everything is in order.