Tackling gym theft
With over 10 million people having gym memberships in the UK, the 24/7 gym sector is becoming hugely successful. Despite this, there has been a spike in gym theft accounts in the press recently, causing concerns for gym-goers safety while in the facilities. From personal items stolen to bank card fraud, it is a security issue that gyms are and have been for many years consistently tackling with improving security measures.
How is the gym theft happening?
When given access, people can enter a gym and go into the changing rooms. Due to privacy reasons, there are no cameras in changing rooms, so the security in that area is significantly lower. This allows thieves a chance to raid lockers and take from others, leading to them then spending extensive amounts of money with the victim’s cards.
Gym locker theft
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Battling gym theft with a 24/7 lifestyle demand
With a high demand for gyms to be open 24/7 to suit a modern lifestyle, placing physical security into the facilities can help you to overcome some of the issues occurring. However, despite the 24/7 gyms being highly convenient, they also need to ensure that members feel safe.
Creating extra safety precautions on top of physical security can help to do this; for example, Pure Gyms close its changing rooms between midnight and 3 am alongside this, they utilise security pods and speed gates which are put in place to maintain a safe environment for visitors.
Security to tackle gym theft
From security portals to supplying padlocks on lockers, there is a variety of layers to securing a gym. With this, it’s never been more important to secure your gym as much as possible through a layered approach. With physical security in place, you’ll be able to prevent incidents of theft and ensure that your facility is a place where members enjoy going and feel a strong sense of safety.
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