As the holiday season rapidly approaches, retailers are looking for new ways to attract customers and increase revenue. However, the holiday season is also one of the busiest times of the year for criminals and thieves who target retail stores and shopping centers. Retailers can see their holiday revenues diminished greatly by theft, vandalism, and other petty crimes. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at several ways business owners can better protect their retail stores this holiday season.
I've Got My Eye On You
One of the biggest deterrents to thieves and other criminals are video monitoring systems. A good video monitoring system can significantly reduce the likelihood of commercial property losses due to theft, vandalism, armed robbery, and other crimes on the premises. Even if a criminal is bold enough to still attempt a crime with the cameras rolling, they have a much higher chance of being apprehended since law enforcement can use the video cameras to pinpoint faces, voices, and getaway vehicles. In addition, these security videos can also end up on the local news and on social media, making perpetrators that much easier to find.
Light It Up
As the seasons change, darkness covers our area at an earlier time, meaning criminals have a longer period of time to commit their illegal activity under the cover of night. Retailers can deter nighttime theft and criminal acts by having landscape lighting installed around the perimeter of their property. Landscape lighting can brighten areas normally targeted by criminals, including entrances, exits, parking lots, garages, and loading areas. This can make it a less inviting place for criminals, and a safer place for retailers, their employees, and their customers.
Protect What Matters Most
It's important for retailers to protect both people and assets, but this can be accomplished with more than just physical improvements. Quality Commercial Insurance can also help protect retailers from damages and losses caused by criminals, in addition to other causes of property damage. Retailers can have extra protection through comprehensive Commercial Property, Commercial Auto, General Liability, Excess Liability, and Workers Compensation coverage.
Aegis is pleased to be a leading provider of top quality Commercial Insurance solutions for retailers and other businesses across Texas and the greater Gulf Coast region. Our team of friendly and experienced insurance agents can help you get the Commercial Insurance solutions you need for your unique needs and specific industry. Give us a call at 713-850-7622 for more information, or fill out our online form for a free quote!