The holiday season is in full swing and bringing with it the busiest shopping period of the year. Throughout this period, businesses will see a significant increase in traffic as customers begin holiday and gift shopping. While this is great for business, it can also be overwhelming, especially when the business does not have proper surveillance measures in place: the potential for shoplifting and targeted theft increases as the customer traffic increases. Like other holiday seasons, it is expected that the trend of increased theft by consumers and employees will continue, fueled by the poor economy and increased unemployment rate. As customers flood into your business, as with most businesses, you may also need to employ temporary workers to help control the crowd or even collect money from the eager customers.
Unfortunately, these temporary workers might cause additional loopholes in your already thin stretched security measures. But with a little planning, however, these criminals can be outsmarted thus preventing inventory loss while enjoying the benefits of the holiday rush. Basically, it is during these crowded, difficult and especially tight holiday seasons that business owners take strict measures to keep an eye on their product, their customers and their seasonal and permanent employees using surveillance cameras.
These indoor and outdoor style security cameras can provide a manager or owner with recording of what is taking place at their business, evidence for the police when theft occurs and also the ability to fire employees promptly before they cost the company more money.
To prevent significant inventory loss, you must bear in mind that having security and CCTV cameras is the most effective security strategy to employ. CCTV cameras have been proven to be efficient in areas like
When surveillance cameras are properly installed, whether during or after store hours, one of the best defenses against theft is observed to be a security camera. Not only do surveillance cameras deter theft, but in an incident where a shoplifter makes it out of your business with merchandise, having the video recording makes it much simpler and easier to identify the thief. During these difficult economic times, we cannot afford to turn a blind eye while our products or slim profits walk right out the door. So, no matter the type business you have, from grocery stores and convenience stores to banks, import/export operations, doctor's offices, retail stores, and more the benefits of surveillance cameras are evident. Placing the security cameras in plain sight, has also been observed to have an even greater effect. If these criminals know they're being watched, they'll be much less likely to shoplift. Now isn't too early or too late to begin preparing for stepped-up security, both during and after store hours.
This will in turn improve your business productivity and shopping will be a safe and enjoyable experience for both your customers and your employees.