With the chaos of Black Friday weekend gradually subsiding, shop security can reflect on possibly the most manic retail weekend they would have seen all year.
Black Friday is an American phenomenon, a traditional sale following Thanksgiving, that we have adopted over the last few years here in the UK. It has become renowned for altercations and arguments between shoppers as they fight to claim their bargains just before Christmas. Although forewarned about the added need for security, I don’t think many shops were prepared for the sheer numbers flooding through their doors this year. The police were called to several stores up and down the country, claiming that, “the events were predictable” and it was “disappointing that these stores didn’t have sufficient security staff to manage events”. More than anything, police were needed for crowd control and customers claimed that store managers’ instructions about no pushing or shoving were ignored as the buying frenzy ensued.
This is a prime example where staff and customer safety could have been compromised. It is always of vital importance to remain in control of the situation however manic. Fortunately, for every problem there is a solution with Alpha 1 security.
If you are a business owner preparing for a busy serge in sales over Christmas, our retail security covers the protection of a variety of enterprises. We have experience working with high-end vendors as well as smaller businesses. Our main aim is to minimize your losses and keep your business, however big or small, running smoothly. Areas of vulnerability will be assessed so that each premises gets the most uniquely tailored and effective security.
Keep crowds under control, your stock secure and your customers safe with a company that has an Approved Contractor Status for Security Guarding and Door Supervision.
Alternatively, simply gaining advice on how to deal with these kinds of situations at your premises can put your mind at ease. Our team at Alpha 1 have extensive knowledge and skills from years of experience in order to help you safeguard your assets. Getting the right balance is crucial, we can help design, plan and implement practical and cost effective solutions for you that will ensure you don’t find yourself caught out with inadequate security measures as seen this weekend up and down the country!
Stay one step ahead, always be prepared and let Alpha 1 Security help give you some peace of mind. Contact us today for more information as to how we can help.