One of the most basic security features your liquor store needs is an alarm system. It should be one monitored bay a reputable company to ensure that you are getting the most for your money. Did you know that even if your system is being monitored that a malfunction with an alarm or motion detector would not register with the alarm company?
A loose wire or a broken component does not have any way to be detected by your monitoring company. They only receive notice if a contact point or motion sensor is activated. That means it is up to you to physically perform a test to ensure that all points are working properly, and detect and repair any points that are malfunctioning.
The test is very easy to do, should take no more than maybe five or ten minutes depending upon the size of your store. All you have to do is call your monitoring company and have them put your system into test mode. This prevents the alarms from triggering a police dispatch-, which is what you would want in the case of an actual break in.
From there, you simply set your alarm, as you would normally do at closing time. You then walk past each motion detector, and open each door that has an alarm contact point on it. You then turn your alarm back off and call the monitoring company to let them know the test is completed. It is important that they take your system out of test mode. If they leave it on test and an actual break in occurs, the police will not be notified to respond.
Now, you should look at the alarm report. You should have each point and detector register on this report. If for some reason one does not show up, set up a service call to have the point repaired.
In addition to having a working security alarm, you should also invest in additional security like bottle locks. Just as a security alarm is a preventative measure against break ins and robberies, EASy Bottle locks give an added incentive to not steal liquor from your stores.
Picture this from a thief’s perspective. If they were to attempt to rob your store, first they have to contend with setting off the security alarm. If they decide to go ahead and break in, they would then be faced with what to do with the liquor. Since your liquor bottles would be protected with bottle locks, it would be extremely difficult to remove each lock from every bottle stolen.
A thief, who is looking for a larger scale score, such as through a robbery, would have an infinitely more difficult time reselling liquor with locks on it. That puts a crimp in their resell efforts making it hugely unprofitable for them to steal from your store. Even during open business hours, a thief looking to shoplift a bottle or two will be greatly deterred when faced with the prospect of defeating additional bottle security. It’s not as easy to steal protected bottles, as it is to steal the ones without locks on them.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
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