Why Retail Security Guards
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.
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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.