Why is protection necessary?
With all the super deals and steals, Black Friday tends to become mass chaos. People often camp out at stores and wake up in the very early morning hours just to get a spot in line for when the stores open. By the time a store opens its doors, people have been up for hours. This makes them exhausted, irritable, and determined to get what they came for. It’s not only a stressful situation for store owners – it’s a dangerous one, too.
With tensions running so high, it is no surprise that retail crime statistics skyrocket during Black Friday. There are fights between customers and between customers and employees. People can easily take advantage of the madness by stealing merchandise and conducting receipt fraud. With so much chaos, how can you keep your store, employees, and patrons safe while also minimizing stolen merchandise?