How to reduce the risk of robbery at your shop
Posted on: 19 November 2013
No-one wants to imagine being robbed. You, your staff and your retail business can reduce the chance of dealing with a robbery for real.
Here are three simple steps to protecting your business by reducing the risk of robbers targeting you, your staff and your shop.
What are the chances of my shop being robbed?
A robbery is an attempt to take something of value by force or threat of force. According to the Office of National Statistic’s March 2013 crime survey, there were more than 6,000 robberies of business property recorded by the police last year. The good news is that this figure is reducing, but you can make sure you’re not part of the statistic by following these simple steps.
What about burglary?
To protect your property from burglary (a thief entering your shop when you’re not there), think about installing an intruder alarm and make sure you always do your end of day checks.
Protect your business
In case the worst happens and you have to pause trading to deal with a robbery, Premierline’s Shop Insurance includes Business Interruption cover of up to £500,000 over 12 months.
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