Violence in Retail

Retail is often thought of as a fairly safe industry, however, disgruntled customers and potential robbers pose a direct threat to the safety of employees. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice, the retail industry experiences the third-highest workplace violence victimization rate. Robbery and violent attacks are especially high in late night retail establishments such as gas stations and liquor stores.

Robbery and Violent Attacks

Wireless panic buttons can provide a simple and effective method of alerting security, management, or other responders of a situation. An employee can signal for help while being able to concentrate on the situation at hand, enabling them to be as calm and cooperative as possible in the event of a robbery or violent customer interaction. Because the event is transmitted immediately, help can be more effective and reduce response times when seconds matter most.

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