I've been googling 'ironmongers storefront' for some ye olde design inspo, and a common theme is stores having items out on the pavement - a stand with walking sticks, ladders, planters, brooms, buckets and garden equipment. In looks quaint, but I'd want to keep one eye out of the window on passers-by. Anyone here have experience working in/running a shop where some of the product is in such easy grasp of thieves? What's the product-loss rate like? Do you just judge it by your area - a leafy middle-class suburb should be fine, a grim inner city area, best keep everything under lock, key and watchful eye?