Security Bars or Security Gates?
The primary function for these security products is to protect against unwanted intrusion.
Loss prevention specialist working to protect their retail stores are familiar with “Smash and Grab” style break-ins, it is a never ending battle as opportunistic criminals look for that quick score. Highly targeted retailers such as Gun shops, Drug stores, Sporting Goods stores, Convenience stores and Cellular phone stores to mention a few, are commonly targeted for small, valuable merchandise that is easily resold on the black market.
These “Smash and Grab” break-ins occur when businesses are closed for business, opportunistic thieves use the weakest point of any building…the glass windows to gain entry. Most often the thieves know there may be a camera and alarm system, knowing they can hide their faces and often have several minutes before a responder can get to the location, they take that risk.
The retailer now faces repair costs to repair the damages, as well as replace the merchandise taken. It is not uncommon that damages can sometimes outweigh the value of merchandise lost.
This is where physical and visual security measures need to be taken, to help deter the impulsive nature of these crimes.
Permanent mounted security bars have been used for centuries to secure businesses against burglaries. The window security bars are made from solid steel, Riveted, welded or bolted together in plain up and down or square patterns, upgraded more intricate and creative designs were also used. These security bars are installed into the structure of the building for extra strength. Today’s retailer rely heavily on their storefronts as a means to promote, display and invite customers which makes the use of permanent welded security bars an obtrusive option that may discourage potential customers from coming in.
Security gates made from square tubular steel are powder coated finished and installed on the inside of a retail storefront, running on a leading edge caster makes them easy to open and close. Lockable and secure when security is needed, and simply unlock and roll away when not. The option of easily moving security into place when needed helps make the retail storefront attractive and inviting for potential customers.
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