With Holiday shopping underway and businesses closing soon for the holidays, it’s an important time to think about protecting your Business during these different operating hours. In a retail or customer service setting, there are more employees and customers than normal. Closed businesses for the holidays means thieves or vandals have predictable and ample time to try and cause trouble.
There are a variety of measures you can take both while open and closed to ensure your staff, customers, property, and products are kept safe. Sonitrol can help protect your business over the holidays and minimize or eliminate your losses from theft or damage.
Holiday Security Solutions for Business Hours
Any business that operates in customer service, like banks, retail, restaurants, or hotels are all stretched thin at this time of year. There are more customers than usual, seasonal staff, more products, more transactions – all things that provide opportunity for theft and other damage.
A focus on customer service is key during this season. If you’re attentive to your customers, they will not have as many opportunities to steal or vandalize.
Training new staff in your security protocols is important as well. Internal theft is the leading cause of shrinkage in retail environments. If your staff are well-versed in your security measures, they will be less likely to steal. Ensuring staff know how your security systems work will also help prevent false alarms, as they are less likely to accidentally trip the system.
To protect from fire and other product damage, ensure any holiday decorations you use aren’t flammable or combustible. If candles are used, ensure they’re being used safely and blown out before closing. Fire protection is an integral part of any security system, but prevention is always the first necessary step.
Protecting Your Business While it’s Closed
The best way to protect your business over the holidays while it’s closed is to ensure your security system is robust, in operation, and covering all aspects. A video surveillance system is necessary for both deterring theft and catching criminals should it occur. With Sonitrol, you have the advantage of our Verified Audio Intrusion Detection System. After hours, if an alarm is triggered, monitoring professionals can listen in to determine whether it’s a false alarm or a true threat. This gives you the peace of mind that your property is well-protected, even when it’s closed and empty.
Adjusting your access control system to reflect different operating hours is also a great way to keep your security system up to date. Employees coming in earlier or leaving later than usual could accidentally set off your system. On the other hand, if your business is closed early or for a day during regular operating hours, an employee could enter the business needlessly without arousing suspicion.
Sonitrol can help with our Holiday Security Solutions for businesses of any size. Contact us today to learn how we can help protect your business over this holiday season!
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