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Security is very important. Without security, fashion businesses and their owners are prone to unlimited risk. The number of chaos happening here and there will be innumerable.

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It is, therefore, expedient for fashion business owners to be security conscious at all times. With the rave of insecurity in the nation, it is even twice mandatory to always be on alert.

These security tips when adhered to can prevent offline fashion business owners in Nigeria from tons of problems that arise from insecurity. The tips are:

1. Be Vigilant at all times

It is paramount to be aware of what is going on around you. Know the people coming in and going out of your fashion store. At times, suspicious movement can be detected by being observant.

You don’t have to harass your clients when being vigilant. It is not necessary to ask your clients embarrassing questions like, why are you looking like that? Are you a thief?

Being diligent means you are carefully taking mental notes of your fashion business environment. You can avoid loss of products, fake bank alerts, stolen money, etc by being vigilant.

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Don’t pay attention to only the happenings in your fashion store. Check your surroundings once in a while to make sure everything is okay.

If you notice any suspicious activity beyond your control, always ask for help. You can discreetly call law enforcement agents or trusted persons.

2. Install CCTV camera

Even if you have four eyes, you cannot fully monitor what is happening in your fashion store. If you have a boutique for instance, and you have about five to ten customers at a time, it will be difficult to monitor what everyone is doing.

A CCTV camera is one of the best security measures owners of fashion businesses can do. With CCTV cameras, you can accurately trace discrepancies in your business.

It is best to let an expert install CCTV cameras in your fashion store. The cameras need to be set at specific angles. Some customers are usually more careful when they notice you have CCTV cameras.

In case, you have to file a case concerning stolen items, robbery, etc. CCTV cameras will serve as great evidence.

3. Do not rent shops in isolated areas

It is not advisable to rent a fashion store in an area that is isolated. It is unsafe on its own. Your store should be where people live and can easily access it.

This is not to say, you have established your business in the city. You can opt for less developed areas but they should not be away from civilization.

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It is very easy for a fashion store away from civilization to be robbed or the owner kidnapped. Many ugly things can happen to a business without any form of security.

4. Properly lock your store before leaving for the day

Don’t forget to lock your fashion store or business at the close of the day. Windows and doors should be properly locked.

If you have used any electric appliance, make sure you turn it off. Leaving it may lead to a fire outbreak. Fire outbreaks will not only ruin your fashion business but may endanger the lives and properties of those that live around you.

Always check and re-check your fashion store before leaving for the day. Leave no stone unturned. A small oversight can result in great negative consequences.


Both fashion business owners and employees should judiciously employ these tips when necessary. Insecurity can lead to loss of lives and properties and many other unpleasant situations. However, these ugly incidents can be averted by being security-sensitive.

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This article was first published on 29th June 2022


My name is Agbagba Bukola. I write about the business and exciting world of fashion.

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