The past few years have seen a dramatic shift in our economy. From a change in spending habits of the unemployed to the extension of benefits leading to labor shortages, companies across the country have had to try to reconfigure their business plan to accommodate customers and still earn a profit.
But one problem has remained, unfortunately. Dishonest people still abound, and there are plenty of them all overlooking to take advantage of any hole in security they can find.
In recent years, crime such as theft has seen an increase in the U.S. With 2021 showing an increase in productivity and retail sales, criminals could be rationalizing excuses to even things out by stealing from hard-working business owners to line their own pockets instead. Even when stores were closed in 2020, crime within them rose by 14%, leading business owners to consider the best preventative measures to take to make sure their store did not become another statistic.
It is necessary to prepare for preventable damages. One major crime deterrent that every business should take advantage of is CCTV (Closed Circuit TV), otherwise known as security cameras. Several reasons attribute to the need for such action.
- CCTV can make a potential thief re-think their crime, knowing how easily they can be identified and caught.
- CCTV can be how you catch the thief, should someone still be bold enough to go through with the crime.
- Data from CCTV recording is reliable and non-biased and can be used to track customers for several other reasons.
Now that you have been assured of your need for CCTV in your business, it’s time to think of the best way to set it up. Since a wide view of the entire store might cause the finer details of the subjects in question to suffer, it’s a better idea to place multiple cameras throughout your store. Strategic points of location are necessary for your cameras. Make sure you have these spots in your plan: