It’s that time of year again. The weather grows colder, the families come together, homes smell of delicious food and boast decorations, and retailers are salivating. The days following Thanksgiving up till after Christmas can be the busiest days of the year for retailers all over the world. Stores mark down some of their most popular items to rock bottom prices till after Christmas or in the case of Black Friday for just one day.
Unfortunately, Black Friday, as well as the overall holiday shopping season has also become a time where altercations, thefts and accidents have happened leading to critical and even deadly consequences.
Here are some Safety Tips from Security Guards to help keep you safe during the holiday shopping season:
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Walk quickly but confidently. Don’t be afraid to ask a Security Guard or police for an escort to your car.
If someone is physically threatening you for your personal belongings or purchases, give them up.
Have your car keys out and ready check your surroundings before entering the car.
Once in the car lock the doors.
Injuries and death during the shopping season have changed retail strategy over the last decade. Many retailers now offer the same products online at bargain prices before Thanksgiving and all throughout the holiday season. This has allowed retailers to reach a larger audience and it does increase the “physical” safety of shoppers.
If you choose to brave the holiday shopping at the stores this season, then follow the safety tips to ensure a pleasant and safe shopping experience.
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