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With such a huge amount of customers all scrambling to find the best deals, commercial security needed to be at its peak

Leading providers of commercial security, AlertSystems, discuss the pressure Black Friday brought on retailers throughout the country. Business CCTV and access control were pushed to the limit as customers swamped shop floors.

Crowds surged through the front doors of stores in their hundreds during November’s Black Friday. The traditionally American retail event was implemented across thousands of stores throughout the UK this year. The likes of Tesco, Asda, Currys and John Lewis all offered huge discounts on a wide range of items from electricals to clothes.

With such a huge amount of customers all scrambling to find the best deals, commercial security needed to be at its peak. Businesses both big and small had to enhance their end-to-end security measures to prepare for the imminent masses of shoppers. Throughout the event retailers were faced with a very real risk of criminal activity, however, it was widely considered that professional security measures were utilised in the best possible manner throughout the event.

As professionals in the business security industry, AlertSystems took a keen interest in the retail event. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement: “The arrival of Black Friday saw consumer madness across the country. Many businesses were faced with scraps and disagreements as customers tried to snatch and grab the best products. However, generally across the board, professional security measures were very robust.

“Business used their CCTV security to closely monitor customers throughout the madness. Those businesses with video analytics were also able to distinguish suspicious or illegal behaviour instantly. Despite the mobs of people, CCTV was used effectively and police were called if situations appeared to be getting out of hand. Access control throughout the country also successfully sustained the pressure of huge crowds throughout the discounts.

“It is not uncommon for businesses to want to invest in large discount and sale events in order to boost revenue. However, if high-quality security systems are not installed, businesses may be left at a loss due to criminal activity. Amongst high hordes of shoppers it can be almost impossible for staff to spot theft or security breach. Those looking to take part in Black Friday in future should seriously consider end-to-end security systems to ensure protection and security throughout the event.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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