Video Surveillance for Grocery Stores
It is an unfortunate fact of doing business that every category of the retail industry loses billions of dollars each year due to shoplifting and other forms of theft.
However, for a variety of reasons the typical grocery store is especially vulnerable to retail theft. That is why grocery stores in particular need to take full advantage of the wide array of theft reduction technology available such as video surveillance.
The security needs of grocery stores, when met by the right technology, will do much to increase both your security level and your profit margins. Indeed, a good video surveillance system begins paying for itself on its first day of operation in the form of less retail shrinkage, fewer scams and lower expenses dealing with the legal hassles of prosecuting thefts or defending yourself from lawsuits. That is why installing video surveillance technology in your grocery store can also result in lower insurance rates.
A video surveillance system is an effective deterrent to an array of common retail crimes.
Employee Theft – Even the most extensive pre-employment screening can’t weed out every potential thief. Catch insider thieves and stop them before the losses mount by using video surveillance technology.
Sweethearting – Sometimes the problem isn’t the employee stealing directly, but instead using their insider status to make theft opportunities available to others like friends and family. But they can’t keep up the scam for long if you have captured it all on video.
Organized Retail Crime – It isn’t just dishonest employees and customers that threaten your grocery store, there are also professional rip-off artists out there who steal for a living. They are good at what they do, but even they can’t hide for long from your video surveillance equipment.
Always on Guard
Shoplifting – An incredible $13 billion dollars is lost by retailers every single year due to shoplifting, and many of those thefts occur in grocery stores. That is because the sale of most grocery products require “off the shelf” displays that make them more vulnerable to theft. Video surveillance is an affordable way to get control of the problem, and unlike the use of store detectives, cameras can see everything, everywhere, all the time.
Video Surveillance technology can protect your grocery store 24 hours a day, as it comes with day/night functionality and can operate anywhere, both in and outdoors. If you consider the insurance discounts, safety enhancements, reductions in theft and vandalism and the general improvement in your retail environment that video surveillance allows, then it only makes sense to explore what video surveillance can do for your grocery store.