Security On The Rise During Frantic Holiday Shopping

We're down to just a few days left until Christmas.

Shoppers are frantically hitting the stores trying to make those last minute purchases.

Safety becomes a concern in situations like this. However, security is working to keep up with the need.

Nebraska Crossing has been buzzing since it opened. Add that to the holiday traffic, and it's enough to make shoppers like Mallory Brady nervous.

“It's just like the crazy people out there. I don’t want my car getting broken into or anything,” she says.

In comes Frontline Security, which keeps watch over Brady's and everyone else's vehicles.

In fact, the parking lot gets a lot of attention.

“People are going to look for opportunistic opportunities in the parking lot, where there’s lower pedestrian traffic, and where they think they may not be seen,” says Ryan Wullschelger, of Frontline.

Frontline will keep watch over the lots with surveillance cameras, and during the busy season, more officers are out patrolling the parking lots in cruisers.

“We're just checking cars that don’t have any broken windows. Usually, I’ll see a customer out here with a hood open. I’ll go check them out, see if they need any help,” says Alex Rodriguez, one Frontline guard.

You won't just find the officers in the parking lot, but also circulating with shoppers around the stores. A Segway gives them speed and a good view.

“Pretty much just looking up at the managers and the employees in there. They’re just helping customers and there’s no issues, no problems,” Rodriguez says.

All of this makes Brady and her friends feel a little better about her holiday shopping.

“It's just so I know I’m protected, and my stuff’s protected,” says Brady.

Frontline offered a few tips on how we can keep ourselves safe while shopping as well.

One is to stay alert of our surroundings. If we're carrying a big load of shopping bags, try to keep your focus on those.

Then when leaving the parking lot, get in, lock the doors, and leave sooner than later.

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