Retail Security Solutions and Workplace Violence Trends in 2021

Bullet-Resistant Barriers, Bullet-Resistant Materials, Convenience Store Security, Convenience Stores/Gas Stations

For years, retail security solutions focused on loss prevention. This made sense: We’d enjoyed decades of crime reduction here in the United States. But, according to experts, “2020 Will End as One of America’s Most Violent Years in Decades.” This trend is all the more surprising because many experts expected …

Workplace violence and deaths are on the rise in retail environments, especially in big box stores, gas stations and convenience stores where owners are considering bulletproof barriers as a deterrent.

Deterrence and Convenience Store Security

Convenience Stores/Gas Stations

Although there is some good news in retail security – including another year of decreasing losses to robberies and shoplifting – working in retail is increasingly dangerous. The National Center for Victims of Crime reports that 26.3% of the victims of workplace homicide work in retail – even though retail workers …