If you don’t have a security system in place, well now, you’d better get a move on.
How on earth do you expect you’re going to be able to take care of security across the board, if you don’t have some form of security, dare we say, in more ways than one. It really doesn’t matter if your small business is just your proverbial mom and pop store around the corner, it’s in your little business’s best interests, and it remains your responsibility to supply your store with the appropriate security mechanisms.
What’s inside that mom and pop store of yours, and who’s likely to be calling on you; that question being answered can help you define what form of visible security mechanisms you need to put in place. If it’s just a small store, installing security cameras and a linked alarm with backup armed response would be the way to go, but what if something dramatic should happen so quickly before any help arrives.
You can circumvent, or should we say, just prevent scenarios of drama and danger by simply focusing on your front and rear entrances. At the rear where only staff and deliveries enter and exit, you should focus on your locking mechanisms, and when there’s no flow traffic, this door should be bolted shut, lock, stock, and no smoking barrels. Back in the front, it may seem like an imposition or even imposing to some, but your valued customers should know that the moment they negotiate a turnstile security system then all is potentially well and they are going to be safe as houses while they do their shopping.
And of course, a turnstile blocking the entrance, if you will, serves as an unwelcome deterrent to armed robbers.