The Holiday Season in Orlando is when your store is the busiest, the your associates are the most distracted, your fitting rooms are the most disorganized, the crowd is more agitated and it’s the time of year police are the busiest. All of this amounts to one of the most hectic and dangerous environments a store owner will ever see.
ESS Global Corp provides holiday security in Orlando because for small business owners, the holiday season can be a dream as well as a nightmare. The significant increase in shoppers does wonders for your bottom line and generates brand awareness that can last into the new year. But there is a dark backside to the holidays, because with these benefits comes the need to hire additional staff members as well as additional security.
Holiday Security in Orlando
This holiday season as your store begins to fill up, dishonest shoppers and untrustworthy employees will see it as a more appealing place to take what they’d like without paying the bill. According to the most recent reports by Business News Daily, U.S. retailers are expected to lose over $9 billion dollars from crime this holiday season, mostly from employee theft and shoplifting.
U.S. retailers will lose $4.7 billion through employee theft, $3.8 billion though shoplifting and $400 million through vendor and distribution, according to a new study by the Center for Retail Research.
The losses will represent a 4 percent increase over the same period last year.
The top three product categories most likely to be stolen over the Christmas period are alcohol, women’s clothing and fashion accessories. Other attractive targets for crooks and sticky-fingered employees are toys, perfume, health and beauty gift packs and electronic devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
And it’s not just retail. With public spaces getting more and more crowded, concerns are often raised on security issues, especially during the holidays. Bars and restaurants as places for public gathering are particularly hard-hit. According to General Social Survey nearly 40% of crimes in commercial spaces last occurred in restaurants and bars. These holiday issues have the potential to impact not only victims, but also their families, friends, communities and society more broadly. Not to mention that this can undermine the whole foundation of your business.
ESS Global Corp provides holiday security in Orlando for service industries such as bars and pubs, for local retail establishments and the chain stores. This can help you;
- Curtail Shoplifting – Along with the increased crowds, businesses of every kind and size are much more vulnerable to theft, especially in light of your staff being overwhelmed attempting to provide service to so many customers.
- Contain Employee Theft – Employee theft is more common than shoplifting in the holidays. More often than not, it’s the temporary season help. Sometimes these are professionally organised retail criminals posing as seasonal help.
- Organized Retail Crime– Organized Retail Criminals go into high gear during the holidays. These people will take hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of your merchandise, without a doubt be a hard set to catch, require hours of your time, and sometimes be dangerous to for a store owner to detain. Everyone from small business owners to the FBI want to catch these people as they are the biggest animal on the shoplifting food chain.
- Provide Customer Safety and Crowd Control – During the holidays the crowds are larger and the tempers are shorter. Hiring crowd control and venue crowd control security experts from ESS Global helps protect your employees and customers.
“The holidays are an attractive time for criminal activities,” according to Theo Billiris at ESS Global. “Thieves take full advantage of busy stores and distracted employees to steal.
Hiring an ESS store security guard for added holiday security in Orlando helps ensure the holidays goes smoothly and safely, and vastly reduces shoplifting and shrinkage. Just the act of having a visible security presence is enough to prevent many would-be shoplifters and criminals who then move on to greener pastures. ESS Security also helps protect the safety and security of both your customers and your employees. Depending on the size of your business, it may be necessary to take on more than one security guard in order to ensure that the majority of your store is under observation and surveillance.
ESS Global Corp provides holiday security in Orlando and is a leading protection and security firm.
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