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Retail Security: 5 Ways to Protect Your Store From Violent Shoplifters

Posted by Joe Wilson

Mar 17, 2021 10:29:19 AM

Are you worried about violent shoplifting having an impact on your Vancouver-based retail store this year? Well, we have both good and bad news for you - both of which show just how important it is to have an effective retail security solution in 2021. 

Let’s start with the good news. A month-long crackdown in January and February has resulted in nearly 300 recommended criminal charges against people police allege are violent and prolific shoplifters working in downtown Vancouver. 

The initiative, named Project Arrow, resulted in: 

  • the investigation of 250 shoplifting incidents; 
  • the arrest of 130 individual offenders; 
  • the recommendation of 268 criminal charges;
  • $37,093 in stolen merchandise recovered and returned to merchants 
  • and the seizure of 35 weapons.

The bad news is that there’s a reason why the police have taken this action. The initiative was established in response to the growing crime in downtown Vancouver.

In a statement released by the Vancouver Police Department, Inspector Rob Clarke, Operations Division, said: “Last year in the downtown core, VPD saw a 260 per cent increase in shoplifting incidents involving weapons such as bear spray, knives, needles, and guns, when compared to the previous year.”

With the number of violent shoplifting incidents on the rise, it’s more important than ever before that Vancouver retailers properly secure their premises. That’s why, in this blog, Sonitrol Western Canada has listed five key tips that will enhance retail security.

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Topics: Verified Video Surveillance, Crime Prevention Tips

5 Common Misconceptions About Security Alarm Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Apr 20, 2018 10:33:48 AM

Thousands of small, medium and large businesses are broken into every day, with the result sometimes being catastrophic for the company.

Whether opening for the first time, moving locations or simply looking to upgrade, business owners have a lot of aspects to consider. The security of their premises should be high priority on that list.

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Topics: Verified Alarms, Crime Prevention Tips, Security Tips

'Tis The Season For Property Theft

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 15, 2016 9:35:43 AM

 The weather is getting colder, perhaps it is even snowing where you are. With the start of the cold weather comes the holiday season. Unfortunately, some people are running around trying to make some extra cash or find that perfect gift, and some folks find that this is the hardest time of year, with heating bills increasing, buying gifts for the holidays. For example, numerous seasonal labourers constantly get let go due to the shut down of construction sites, farms, mines and oil fields with the extreme decrease in temperatures and traitorous weather at this time of year. It can get to the point where some people decide to make poor decisions that come with unfortunate consequences, and some people turn to theft and burglary.

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Topics: Verified Alarms, Crime Prevention Tips, Security Tips

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