With the holidays upon us, thieves are realizing the same thing your customers have come to expect at this time of year. And that’s the fact that your store is full of cool new and expensive inventory! And this just adds to the everyday stress every FFL already experiences regarding keeping your inventory safe and secure when you head home each evening.
What we can be sure of at this time of year is the typical increase in gun shop burglaries resulting from the increase in store inventory levels. Holiday retailing brings with it a double-edged sword. You need to have a wide assortment of quality inventory on-hand to meet the needs and demands of all the December shoppers and to support your holiday promotions. This seasonal change in standard stock-keeping practices will result in overcrowding the retail floor and stock areas and may even compromise your security standards consistently practiced throughout the year. And to be realistic, it’s just...
Severe weather and weather disasters have become all too common and all too often businesses aren’t prepared to respond when the threat of severe weather emerges. Statistics show that when businesses close due to a disaster, 25% never reopen. As they say, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and a little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up afterward.
Spring is a time of year I believe we all look forward to, I know I do. It’s also a time for unpredictable weather and a time when you have to remain alert and pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions. As a business you should do all you can to safeguard your business and assets so you can expedite recovery and get back in the game as soon as possible. As a Federal Firearms Licensee you have a responsibility to protect the public from the risk of theft or the loss of firearms and ammunition. Severe weather events have shown how vulnerable FFL’s can be when...
A security camera system is a critical and necessary investment for every FFL and one that should be maintained to keep it in good condition. We recommend that you schedule regular system maintenance to protect your investment and ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of your camera system. Following are 10 easy tips for maintaining your cameras on a semi-annual schedule:
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