How Hidden Cameras can Double the Effectiveness of Your Security SystemJanuary 14, 2009 in Business Security, Covert Security, Retail Security
Shoplifting: An Ongoing Problem
Like it or not, your losses from employee theft are likely to be almost double that from shoplifters. Some employees and customers will still be determined to steal.
These individuals will look for and often find ways around your security system. So to deal effectively with these individuals, consider adding one or two covert cameras to your system. These are cameras built into what appear to be common items that you might find in a business setting — they look like smoke detectors, wall clocks, electrical boxes, even sprinkler heads.
Almost Invisible Cameras
The best part about hidden covert cameras, is they can be placed so that none of your employees will know they are there — giving you more freedom to keep an eye on them, and catch them in the act of stealing.
In fact, one very successful strategy for using covert cameras to increase the effectiveness of your security is to deliberately leave some areas of your sales floor and storage rooms uncovered by your traditional system.
This gives employees and shoplifters the idea that they can get away with stealing in those parts of the store. Then you position your covert cameras to catch the unsuspecting individuals in the act.
Designed to Work with Your System… or On Their Own
All of these cameras have been designed to work with the systems presented on the previous pages and can be easily integrated so they can be monitored. Or they can be used separately to give you backup coverage in case your regular system gets shut off. Plus they provide high-quality, fully legal video that can be turned over to the authorities for prosecution.
Positioned properly, these cameras have been known to help retailers put an end to thousands of dollars of additional theft and discourage remaining employees from stealing in the future. You’ll find some of Supercircuits’ favorite covert cameras below. And these are just a few examples of the extensive variety of covert cameras Supercircuits offers.