The holidays are in full swing, and many of our local businesses have put time and effort into creating a festive holiday atmosphere. This is a great way to bring customers in the door and provide a wonderful ambiance for them. But without proper precautions, holiday decorations can also raise the risk of a fire breaking out on the property. With that in mind, here are the measures to take for protecting Kentucky businesses from a holiday fire.
The holiday season is upon us — and sadly, that also means holiday retail theft. When the National Retail Federation released its 2022 retail security survey, it showed that almost 53% of retailers reported a 26.5% increase in external theft since last year, including organized retail crimes with criminals acting in groups. Why is this happening? Some would say it’s an offshoot of the pandemic, while others believe it’s the result of relaxed criminal penalties.