Nairobi attack puts spotlight on mall safety
NEW YORK (AP) - Some malls around the world have been scrambling to add security guards to look for suspicious people following a deadly attack on a shopping centre in Nairobi over the weekend.
But for other malls, it's been business as usual.
The mixed reactions by malls across the globe isn't unusual in an industry whose security efforts vary from unarmed guards in most shopping centres in the United States (US) to metal detectors and bag searches in places like Israel to main entrances that resemble airport security lines in India.
The disparity offers a glimpse of why any moves following the Nairobi incident to increase mall security in countries that have less strict procedures aren't likely to last: The industry continues to struggle with how to keep shoppers safe without scaring them away.