Theft is crippling many retailers, with shrinkage currently representing almost 1.5% of retail turnover and half of this being attributable to human error or the dishonest activities of employees. With this in mind, what steps can retailers take to help to ensure profits are not drained away by the actions of disloyal employees?
Retail Surveillance and Security
Retail surveillance using network video solutions such as IP cameras helps protect a retail business from theft and inventory shrinkage. It can deter crime, reducing losses and creates a safer environment for staff and customers. This versatile technology can make numerous other positive contributions to the store’s operations besides loss prevention. For example, it can help store owners manage queues, count people and monitor flow control. It can provide information to support the development of better store layouts - via heat mapping and dwell time applications. Outside the store itself, network video can be connected to access control systems, or used for general surveillance of the building’s exterior and parking lot.
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Retail businesses need Retail Security to have their premises, stock, employees and customers protected in a safe and secure environment. Retail loss prevention is used by all types of retailers who are looking to reduce theft of goods and guard against loss of profit. Loss prevention can be through more traditional methods such as visible security measures in conjunction with technology such as CCTV and electronic sensor barriers.