10 Convenience Store Security Mistakes To Avoid

Published first in Total Security Solutions – August 2017

YouTube is full of videos of convenience store and gas station robberies. For some, it’s fascinating to watch criminals carry out violent and non-violent activity. But if you own, operate or work in such a business, it’s terrifying and hits a little too close to home.

As a business owner of a 24 hour convenience store or gas station, your first priority is the safety of your employees and customers. The good news is that you can minimize danger, loss of life, and loss of property by being prepared. Consider creating a comprehensive security plan for your employees to follow. But first, take a look at our list of most commonly-made security mistakes below. Continue reading

Making Safety Convenient & Effective

Take these three steps to develop and implement a safety program.

By David Quezada, EMPLOYERS
Source: Convenience Store News

Whether you are a new convenience store owner or a seasoned franchisee, one of your top concerns should be the safety of your employees and customers. That is why it is so important to develop a safety plan to protect your business and your most valuable asset — your employees. Continue reading

Convenience Store Clerk Safety

They risk their lives for your late-night snacks. Though robberies are up, clerks are better trained than ever in staying safe.

By: Kristin Kloberdanz, Healthday.com

22982748_300If someone suspicious walks into a Ricker’s convenience store in Anderson, Indiana, supervisor Tracy Fowler won’t be caught with her guard down.

Mindful that there’s always the potential for a robbery, Fowler says she’s vigilant when a suspicious shopper moves through the store. “You should always keep eye contact,” she says. “If you keep eye contact with someone and say something, I think it makes them feel a little guilty that you’re trying to be friendly.”

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