Finding security solutions for Retail can be difficult. You’re worried about vandalism, break-ins, thieves, and false transactions. One of the hardest sources to fight, however, is Internal Theft – which also happens to be the largest source for loss in retail.
A recent study of US retail chains found that employee Theft led to $15 billion in losses in the industry. CCTV systems are an absolutely essential part of your security system to deter this internal theft. If you can reduce internal theft, your general retail shrinkage will reduce drastically. Every dollar counts in a retail setting!
CCTV Solutions for Reducing Retail Internal Theft
On its own, CCTV for retail acts as a deterrent against employee theft. If you ensure there are no blind spots in your coverage and make it clear to all employees that the CCTV is active, and the footage monitored or reviewed, the opportunity for theft is severely reduced.
However, if you do not have regular monitoring or reviewing of your footage, CCTV can also be integrated with other security solutions to provide more robust protection to deter internal theft. Connecting it with an access control system can allow you to see exactly who enters certain areas during business hours, or monitor employee activity after hours. Using an alarm system with your CCTV will allow you to see how employees act during opening and closing procedures.
Making employees aware of the robust security solutions that your retail location has will deter theft and reduce your shrinkage. Using a security system in tandem with a zero-tolerance policy for theft will remove both opportunity and motivation for an employee to steal from your store.
Sonitrol Can Help Reduce Employee Theft with CCTV
Sonitrol offers a variety of integrated security solutions to reduce retail shrink and internal theft. Our CCTV for retail solutions can be used for both surveillance, deterrence, and detection.
The presence of multiple CCTV cameras, particularly those that eliminate blind spots, can deter theft. Managers or directors can access their mySonitrol.com account remotely at any time to monitor multiple retail locations and employee activity. SonaVision allows monitoring professionals to visually verify threats if an alarm is triggered. All of these features will protect your products and property from internal theft and reduce your shrinkage.
To reduce your employee theft with CCTV, contact Sonitrol in the GTA. We have the custom security solutions that are right for your retail business.
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