The holiday season is stressful for both homes and businesses. With crimes such as theft, robbery, and personal larceny on the rise, everyone needs to be more alert and tighten up their security during this season. For businesses, theft is one of the most prominent and concerning crimes during these months, but they also have to deal with other issues, such as in-store assaults and large groups of shoppers that present a trampling hazard. Every year, the holiday season is met with headlines about significant incidents, some of which are deadly, due to the stress and mania that comes with the holiday shopping season. This is why it’s so important for businesses—particularly retail stores and shopping centers—to tighten their security during the holiday shopping season to protect inventory as well as the health and safety of customers.
Give Your Security Systems a Once-Over
This is the best time to inspect your current security systems and make sure they’re fully operational. In addition, think about whether these systems are adequate for the level of security your business needs. You can do the inspection and assessment yourself or call a professional security company such as ARK Systems to give it a thorough review and make suggestions on how it could be improved, and why these improvements would help your business. This could be especially useful if you have an older system that lacks the amazing technology available now. A security expert can walk you through upgrading your system and what’s available on the market now to tighten your security year-round.
Once you have your security systems fully online and ready to roll, the next step to tighter business security during the holiday season is to stay alert at all times. Keep a close watch on your security feeds, hire security guards to manage access control and keep the peace, and make sure you have mobile alerts active so you get notified any time something sets off your security systems. 24-hour security is always the best way to go, especially during the holidays when businesses are more likely to be targeted while they are closed.
Don’t Announce Closures
If your business will be closed for an extended period of time, don’t announce it or post it on your social media—this will make your business a target. A better way to handle this is to inform interested patrons to call for holiday hours and handle the calls yourself or have employees take shifts to respond to these inquiries.
TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS AT ARK SYSTEMS
Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design all the way through to installation. We handle all aspects of security with local and remote locations. With over 30 years in the industry, ARK Systems is an experienced security contractor. Trust ARK to handle your most sensitive data storage, surveillance, and security solutions.