Retailers lose $13 billion in stolen goods on a yearly basis, according to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. That averages to over $35 million daily. Only 2 in 96 shoplifters get caught, and only half of those caught get turned over to the police. We can help protect your business from those statistics.
Locations such as grocery stores, convenience stores, and retail outlets make prime targets for theft. However, some shoplifters pick less obvious sites, such as smaller, locally-owned shops. A single thief often steals multiple items, which, left unchecked, can remove a small business of a full month's profits. At Omega Protective Services, we understand the significance of a business's bottom line.
According to the National Retail Federation, retailers attribute 34% of shrinkage to their own employees. For this reason, even retail stores located in areas with low crime rates can benefit from hiring security. A well-trained, licensed guard will take steps to limit liability and reduce that shrinkage, saving the business money.
In addition to active prevention, our security guards offer a professional presentation that continuously serves to deter crime and "keep people honest." Furthermore, hiring security conveys to your customers a message that you care about their safety. This extends beyond the walls of your store - our personnel can also patrol parking lots, providing that extra layer of protection.