Miramar Lakes, FL, May 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Unfortunately, criminals are more and more likely to attempt a “smash and grab” robbery of a retail or commercial store. Xpanda USA is dedicated to ensuring that these criminals don’t succeed.
“Smash and grab robberies are very common,” says Nick Rykhoff of Xpanda Security. “In these robberies, criminals quickly break in through doors or windows, take what they’re looking for and escape quickly.”
Many different types of commercial and retail stores are potential targets for these types of criminals.
“Cellular phone stores, electronics stores, pharmacies, sporting goods and gun stops are all potential targets,” says Rykhoff.
“Criminals are looking for any place where valuable merchandise can be easily carried away.”
Xpanda USA has several tips for reducing the likelihood of a criminal striking your store. One option is to install security gates on all exterior doors and windows. These make it much more difficult and time-consuming to break into a property. Many criminals avoid striking locations that have safety gates installed because they are looking for a quick job rather than a long, complicated one.
Another recommendation is that commercial stores use protection doors inside their locations to protect valuable or dangerous goods. For example, an area of the store that contains weapons, alcohol or high-value electronics can be locked with security gates. In this situation, the doors act as access control. Certain areas of the store can be blocked off even during business hours and these gates provide extra protection when the store is closed.
Xpanda USA has been providing security solutions for more than 17 years. They can be reached online at www.xpandausa.com or by phone at 1-800-835-0214.