For doors to be effective as a safety measure, clutter
should be kept to a minimum. “Retailers should keep
and maintain clean lines of sight to deter potential
crime,” said Bona. Other safety measures include
height lines on the door frame and chimes that alert
clerks someone has entered or exited.
Large monitors mounted on the ceiling facing the
entrance let customers kno w they are being watched
and recorded when entering the store. “Using a
high-quality digital camera and display system to
show guests that a system is in use can be a good way
to reduce incidents,” Burcher said.
At some of its stores in higher crime areas, Parker’s
has added a maglock system for the third shift or
whenever an employee is in the store alone. The
employee locks one side of the double doors manually, and can easily lock the other side by pushing a
button located near the cash register. That same
button allo ws the worker to unlock the door and gives
him the ability to control who enters the store. “Going
forward, these locks will be installed in all ne w
builds,” Lane added.
Kum & Go incorporates its trademark ampersand as the door handle for its