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10 Tips to Help Prevent Shoplifting this Fall

During the 2016 calendar years, the average retail business inventory shrink rate increased from 1.38 percent in 2015 to 1.44 percent, according to information from the National Retain Security Survey of 2017. A total of 37 percent of all retail inventory loss was the result of shoplifting by outside customers, which was followed by employee theft at 30 percent, administrative errors representing 21 percent and vendor fraud, five percent. The total worth of all this lost inventory was $48.9 billion.

While you may be using anti-theft tags and video surveillance to deter theft, this may not […]

Workplace Fire Hazards and How to Prevent Them

It’s hard to watch the news or read a newspaper without finding a story about a devastating fire in a commercial property. Almost 80,000 commercial fires occur in the United States each year and result in about 3,000 deaths and 18,000 injuries, along with billions of dollars in property damage. Fire is also one of the top causes of accidents in the workplace.

There are several fire hazards in the workplace, which are found here. Knowing what they are can help business owners take steps to prevent issues in the future.

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Safety Tips for Retail Employees

If you are the owner or manager of a retail store, then you already understand how important it is to create a safe and secure environment for your workers, as well as your customers and vendors. You also understand why it is necessary to take steps to prevent losses and reduce shrinkage.

If you are searching for a few new tips to help create a safer, more secure retail location, you’re in luck. Here you can learn some practical tips that have been proven effective in a retail setting.

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Newest HCS Team Member

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We are proud to announce that installer Jeffrey Dias, a resident of Seekonk, MA, is now a part of the Home & Commercial Security team.  With over 20 years of valuable, on-the-job experience in the installation of fire alarms, security systems, and other wireless devices, we are confident that our customers can place their trust in our newest hire.  Please join us in welcoming Jeff to HCS […]