4 Reasons you Should Ramp up Black Friday Security

While Black Friday is often the most profitable day of the year for business owners, it is also the day with the highest retail crime statistics. Everyone knows that stores will be flooded with shoppers on Black Friday.  Some people take advantage of this situation and commit crimes, knowing there’s a good chance of going unnoticed. With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, have you started to think about ramping up your Black Friday security?

Make Sure You’re Protected on Black Friday

Despite what the headlines have said over the past few years, Black Friday is still going strong – even with the growing prominence of online shopping and Cyber Monday. Last year, 102 million Americans hit the stores over Thanksgiving weekend, with 74.2 million of these people shopping on Black Friday alone.

Four reasons why increasing Black Friday security is crucial for success and profitability:

  • Shoplifting – With such big crowds, shoplifting is harder to detect on Black Friday. Thieves try to take advantage of how busy the store personnel are.  They do this by slipping stuff into their pockets and bags or hiding things under their clothes before exiting.
  • Identity Fraud – On Black Friday, scammers are more likely to use another person’s information and/or credit cards to make purchases.  Because employees are overwhelmed by how busy it is, they often do not notice this happening.
  • Customer Violence – Unfortunately, Black Friday is often associated with many different types of unwarranted instore violence. These situations often result in injury and police intervention, but security can help minimize these risks.
  • Traffic Jams – Because there are so many people, it can be difficult to get around the store. When people are packed like sardines into one space, there are higher chances of accidental injuries, tripping, and falling.

As you’re starting to think about the safety of your store, employees, merchandise, and shoppers on Black Friday, make sure you get protection from the best. Security Resources is an expert in offering comprehensive Black Friday security solutions customized to each client’s needs. Our trained, licensed, and insured temporary security guards are perfect for handling the chaos of Black Friday, so you can minimize shoplifting, identity fraud, customer violence and traffic jams.

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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?

Where can I get help?

Security Resources offers temporary Black Friday security guards, giving you extra security when you need it most. Our licensed and insured professional security guards are trained to protect your facility, merchandise, employees and patrons. Each of our security guards receive ongoing training, which helps us continually improve the services we offer our customers.

With this service, you will have a single point of contact for all scheduling, operations, and accounting.  You will also be able to access to our 24/7 live dispatchers. We will work with you to ensure you have the number of security guards necessary to make your Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend a safe one.

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