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Be Proactive With Your Retail Security This Holiday Season

Posted by Joe Wilson

Nov 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Store front.jpgThe chaos of the holiday season has already begun. The number of shoppers walking the malls and the streets will grow substantially and rapidly over the next few weeks.  

Soon your sales people will be too busy to monitor for loss prevention because they will be too busy assisting customers. Whether they're running to the back room to get a certain size, operating the till or just being bombarded with questions, it will be impossible for your employees to monitor your store 100%. This is the time of year where retail theft is at its highest and you want to keep your inventory shrink to an absolute minimum. So what do you do?

Most importantly you should review your stores security system to make sure everything is working as it should. You should understand exactly what security services you subscribe to, how to use them all, and find out if everything is up to date (no dead CCTV cameras or motion detectors)? 

Store security and safety check lists should be talked about in every team meeting, and you should make sure everyone is trained on how to use your security system properly, (keeping up with newly hired staff and different shifts can be a challenge). 

Retail stores usually use conventional security systems, such as CCTV cameras, motion detectors and tag sensors at the entrance, and we recommend using an integrated, superior quality, Verified Security System, for better store security and protection. 

One of the problems with conventional retail security systems, is it's very common to have false alarms - everything from tags sensors accidently going off when a customer leaves the store with the properly paid items, to a motion detector picking something in the store after closing time. False alarms waste valuable time, and distracts your employees by making them check the bags of those accused of theft, while other customers could be stealing from your store at the same time.

The best way to reduce the risk of having a false alarm set off is by investing in a fully-integrated, Verified Security System for your retail establishment. To find out more about how a Verfied Security System works please read our recent blog.

Your retail business is not properly protected without a Sonitrol Verified Security System. A Verified Security System means that when an alarm is triggered it is verified by a Sonitrol trained operator at one of our monitoring facilities, where they are able to detect if the alarm is false or not. Ensuring that your security system is verified allows Police to arrive on the scene promptly rather than if you were using a non-verified, conventional security system. This ensures that Police time is not wasted.

At Sonitrol Western Canada, we have decades of experience in the retail industry, and have developed specific security solutions for the retail industry. We have helped hundreds of retailers from big box stores to family owned corner stores, integrate our Verified Security Solutions. Since we use Verified alarms, we have the highest apprehension rate in the industry of over 172,000 criminals caught from a Sonitrol alarm system. 

Verified alarms also have the fastest Police response rate. Because of this, criminals know not to mess with a Sonitrol Verified Security System because they know they will not get away.

We recommend you keep your retail space safe and secure this holiday season with a Sonitrol Verified Security System. We'll provide you with a free security audit in order to evaluate which systems will be right for you.


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Also, download our free guide, providing 30 tips on how to improve your day-to-day retail security. This will help you ensure the safety of your retail store, assets and employees.


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About Sonitrol Western Canada

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately. We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America serving clients across Western Canada in British Columbia,Alberta, Saskatchewan, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon.  

Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection.  Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.

Topics: Retail, Retail Security, Security Tips

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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