With the ever growing economic recession looming over people, crime is expected to be on the rise in the seeable future. Recommendations have been issued by ADT to protect small businesses, which are at the greatest risk. Thirty percent of small business failure is attributed to burglary, robbery, shoplifting and fraud, according to The National Sheriff’s Association. Small businesses are particularly at risk because of the small number of staff necessary, and their often late hours. This potentially provides easier access to valuable merchandise.
"Crime can be especially devastating for small businesses," said Joe Mac McConnell, Vice President of small business for ADT Security Services. "The potential loss of profit and merchandise can be incredibly overwhelming, not to mention the threat crimes like robbery pose to customer and employee safety."
ADT Security Services, in conjunction with a few other leading security consultants came up with a list of guidelines for small business’ safety.
McConnell emphasized that although it is impossible to completely eliminate the risks of theft, steps can be taken to minimize it as much as possible because, “Small business owners can help minimize risks by implementing a comprehensive security plan including physical security technology, thoroughly training employees and troubleshooting potential weaknesses."