Shop camera security, or closed-circuit television (CCTV) system is important to your retail security strategy. A properly designed and installed system will help you protect your company’s premises, increase the safety of your staff and deter and detect shop theft. CCTV can also help you improve your daily duty to manage multiple stores by remote monitoring software, whether from a remote location or on a portable device; benefit from immediate and constant video streaming from multiple sites, simultaneously view merchandising processes, staff interaction and customer traffic flow.
INTEGRATING SHOP CAMERA SECURITY WITH AN EAS SYSTEM
Installing a shop camera security system complements the installation of a store security system. While merchandise is secured on the shop floor, visible CCTV cameras deter and prevent shoplifting on another level.
Vitag has the expertise to also integrate your CCTV system with your EAS system, for example using your EAS alarm to activate specific cameras. This allows you or your security personnel see what is going on instantly plus assess your staff’s response to each attempted shoplifting incident.
SHOP CAMERA SECURITY ALSO MONITORS INTERNAL THEFT
Shop camera security is also a valuable anti-theft solution for behind shop doors, such as the storeroom or above the cash register. Internal theft, this is one loss prevention area that generally doesn’t receive as much monitoring as external theft. This problem is not as easily identified as external shrinkage such as shoplifting, due to lack of visibility of the transaction or behind shop doors. CCTV monitoring, good store surveillance and maintaining good relations with employee will help to restrict this practice.
SHOP CAMERA SECURITY SURVEILLANCE AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
Installing a shop security system is relatively low cost and is a very versatile medium for store security. New technology ‘plug and play’ IP cameras are the easiest and most inexpensive way to keep an eye on your stores and monitor retail loss, whichever form it takes. Footage can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, even from a portable device such as a smart phone or iPad.