Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Retail Security Season 09'

Shoplifting is at an all time high. This recession has brought out the best and worst in people. Friends and family are leaning on each other for help in these tough times and often finding that no matter how bad it gets loved ones will stand by you. Unfortunately people who were law abiding have in many cases fallen to temptation during these challenging years. People who would never have considered shoplifting are now making it a career. Tough times are truly bringing out the best and the worst. Retail security is one way to combat those poor soles that have chosen the immoral path. Security tag everything in your store. Make sure your Checkpoint or Sensormatic system is tuned up. Get a CCTV system in place to watch your employees on the register. This is not the time to save money on security measures. Retail stores are ground zero when it comes to opportunity theft. Indifference by a store owner is tantamount to an invitation to steal. We can not prevent all shoplifting, but we can prevent it from putting you out of bussiness.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Retail security indicators "Economy looking up"...

Many signs in the retail security loss prevention world indicate that the economy may be looking up. Major retailers are still looking to open stores in 2010. While many box stores both small and large pushed off plans for average growth in 2009, the same is not holding true for 2010 at this point. Many national retailers are sticking to their guns and following through on store openings planned for next year. Oddly enough some banks, which are at the center of the global financial crisis, are finding themselves unable to turn away from long term leases at these price levels. With desirable high traffic neighbors like TD bank staying on track to open in local centers many retailers are unwilling to give up what will be prime locations in a better economy. It seems that retailers with any financial wherewithal are betting on the future. Let’s hope that retail can find its footing in 2009 and resume upward movement in 2010.