How To Prevent Retail Loss Using Surveillance Cameras

During the hustle and bustle of a busy day, retailers are often vulnerable to shoplifting and employee theft. The confusion and distraction caused by large crowds is an opportune moment for criminals to commit theft.

One driving stimulus that motivates retail theft is the decline of the economy. This risk factor is compounded by the growth of Internet classified ads and auctions sites that make it easy to sell stolen goods. There is always a demand for all sorts of items online and the traditional targets of expensive electronics or high end apparel are not the only victims.

One major way to help prevent retail theft is to install surveillance cameras. The mere presence of surveillance cameras is enough of a deterrent to stop petty thieves. Strategically installed cameras coupled with prominent warning signs in still the possibility of getting caught in the mind of a thief. By removing the opportunity for a clean steal, potential thieves will be more wary of committing a crime.

Consumers are not the only threat for retail theft. Employees who know the ins and outs of a retailer they work for may be tempted to take advantage of certain opportunities to steal. They have the luxury of stealing at any time and the familiarity of the setting adds to their comfort and ability to succeed in this act. Hidden cameras placed strategically around the retail setting will greatly discourage employees from taking advantage of the people who employ them.

In short, removing the cloak of invisibility and opportunity from shoplifters and employees goes a long way in protecting the bottom line of a business. Proper use of security cameras removes the allure of petty crimes. Ultimately, surveillance cameras are an insurance policy in protecting your business and the money spent will be covered in saved merchandise.

For all your surveillance needs and inquiries call Panopticon Solutions: 647-706-8650

2019-01-28T13:45:52-05:00 December 16th, 2017|Surveillance|0 Comments
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