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Responding to Retail Crime Threats with Sonitrol’s Advanced Security Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 11, 2024 1:26:00 PM

Retail SecurityCommercial retailers across British Columbia have grappled with a surge in criminal activities, ranging from theft and vandalism to break-ins and shoplifting. A poll conducted in the region revealed that nearly half of the businesses have directly or indirectly experienced crime, showing clearly the security challenges faced by the retail sector. Emily Boston, spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, pointed out that waste, litter, vandalism, breaking and entering, theft, and shoplifting as the most prevalent issues encountered by businesses in British Columbia.

The RCMP  have responded to the escalating crime rates by increasing patrols, particularly in areas like Maple Ridge, where recent break-ins have left store owners feeling apprehensive and vulnerable. One affected business owner recounted her experience of having cash stolen from the register and valuable equipment pilfered, leading to significant financial losses and heightened security concerns. Such incidents underscore the pressing need for verified and monitored security measures to protect retailers and their assets.

At Sonitrol Western Canada, we recognize the critical importance of safeguarding retail establishments against criminal threats. Our Sonitrol Retail Security System offers comprehensive protection, going beyond mere surveillance to actively deter and apprehend thieves. Utilizing our unique SonaVision verified video solution, we monitor store interiors with precision, detecting unauthorized activities and alerting law enforcement authorities in real-time.

Moreover, our system provides retailers with video access for their supervision, ensuring compliance with workplace safety regulations while facilitating efficient management of shipments, deliveries, and day-to-day operations. Sonitrol's modular and scalable security solutions are designed to minimize shrinkage and deliver a solid return on investment, incorporating verified audio intrusion detection, digital video surveillance, access control, and fire detection capabilities.

We specialize in tailoring security solutions to meet the diverse needs of retail businesses, including big box stores, luxury goods retailers, and small independent retailers. With our national resources and localized support, Sonitrol stands as a trusted partner in safeguarding retail success.

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To further enhance security and prevent inventory loss, here are five essential tips for retailers:

  1. Control Access to Your Inventory System: Limit access to inventory systems and ensure each employee has a unique password to minimize data entry errors and enhance audit processes.
  2. Communicate Policies Effectively: Clearly communicate and enforce policies regarding employee conduct, customer transactions, and inventory management to mitigate internal theft risks.
  3. Minimize Internal Theft: Implement stringent hiring processes, including background checks and reference screenings, to prevent employee theft and foster a culture of accountability.
  4. Monitor Valuable Goods Closely: Employ access management systems to regulate employee access to secure areas and monitor high-value inventory items to prevent unauthorized handling.
  5. Invest in a Sonitrol Verified Security System: Install an integrated CCTV security system with Sonitrol analytics to monitor cash transactions, detect suspicious activities, and respond swiftly to security breaches.

By implementing our advanced security technologies, retailers can strengthen their defenses against crime and help ensure a safe and secure environment for employees and customers alike. 

At Sonitrol, we remain committed to empowering businesses with intelligent security solutions tailored to their specific needs and budget.

Contact Sonitrol Western Canada today to learn more about our retail security offerings and take proactive steps towards protecting your business assets.

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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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