Retailers big and small face the daily challenge of shrinkage from internal and external theft. Commonly known as shoplifting, external elements of shrinkage are a cold hard fact of operating a retail business. Internal shrinkage, also known as employee theft, accounts for nearly 50% of all losses retailers’ experience.
Video surveillance cameras with proper advance notification of their use can act as a strong deterrence to shrinkage, internal or external. The prevention of theft and the elimination of these losses are especially critical to protect the profitability and the success of the retail business operation.
Video surveillance cameras should always be used to capture high quality images of customers, vendors and employees who enter and exit the retail store location as a first line of defense. Alcon’s HD cameras such as our Enterprise Series Camera line of cameras will deliver just that.
Observation and recording of activities and personnel with access to inventory, stock areas, storage rooms and other high value locations will help prevent theft and control inventory losses. Alcon’s and HD are both designed with that in mind as well as various other features were added to the lines with thecustomers in mind. . Customer service counters and areas where cash registers are located can benefit from video surveillance with audio enabling management.