If you happen to be a c-store or gas station retailer in Florida, the law makes it pretty clear that security measures matter to decrease the impact and number of robberies.
Some of what you’ll find under Florida’s c-store security laws are good guidance for gas station and c-store retailers. I’ve also bolded a few of the technologies that can help deter or apprehend a robber. We’ll talk more about these technologies in upcoming blog posts including how cameras can work with POS systems to create useful reports for loss prevention.
Must haves for convenience business security include:
- Security camera system that can record and retrieve images
- Drop safe or cash management device
- Lighted parking
- Entrance notice “cash register contains $50 or less”
- Window signage that doesn’t block the normal line of sight of the cash register and sales transaction area and no window tinting that reduces line-of-sight exterior or interior view
- Height markers at the entrance
- Cash management policy to limit the cash on hand at all times after 11 p.m
- Silent alarm to law enforcement or a private security agency, unless exempt
- For locations that have experienced a violent crime, they also have to choose one of the following options:
- Staff of at least two employees on the premises at all times after 11 p.m. and before 5 a.m.
- Safety enclosure for employees to use after 11 p.m. and before 5 a.m.
- On-premise security guard between 11 p.m. and before 5 a.m.
- Close the business premises between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.