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Who’s Watching You While You Shop? 7 Need-To-Know Facts about Video Surveillance by MySecuritySign.com
By: Business Wire
Dec. 19, 2012 07:02 AM
With retailers losing 28.3 billion dollars’ worth of merchandise to theft annually, it is little wonder that an estimated 10 million security cameras are deployed in retail stores in the U.S. today. MySecuritySign has launched an investigation about the business of being watched.
1. Employees steal the most. 57 percent of retail theft is
attributable to employees. Internal theft is more effectively combatted
with surveillance than shoplifting, since merchants are often limited in
how easily they can catch and prosecute shoplifters.
Camera surveillance is one part of the battle against retail theft prevention. However, Rogers maintains that signs are effective when leveraged with public view monitoring, where a flat screen monitor is displayed publicly in the store. “What deters the professional thieves from stealing those items in that location is the fact that they know that somebody else could very well see them steal it, even if it’s just another customer, and they don’t want to be identified.”
To learn more, visit http://www.mysecuritysign.com/retail-video-surveillance.
Notes to editors:
1. King Rogers’ interview was conducted with MySecuritySign.
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