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Retail video surveillance provides important and effective benefits

Published by Amelia on July 25, 2011 2:23 PM

As easy targets for theft and robbery, retail stores are ideal candidates for video surveillance. Implementing a retail security camera system can go a long way to helping protect customers, merchandise, and profits from theft and vandalism. Security cameras are used in a wide variety of retail environments including convenience stores, shopping malls, pawn shops, restaurants, car dealerships and more.

Store surveillance provides a number of important benefits to managers and owners that take advantage of the technology. Retail security cameras placed in prominent positions can help deter potential thieves and help identify those who commit crimes. Just having security cameras can improve the image of a store, showing customers that you care about security. With the addition of a network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems gain the ability to perform remote monitoring. This allows you to broadcast your footage over the Internet, and monitor any of your cameras at any time â€" a major advantage for large stores, stores with multiple locations or franchises.

Retail security camera systems are easy to install. Systems that use IP cameras take just minutes to install, simply mount the cameras and you're ready to go. There are several factors to take into account when deciding where to install your cameras. Surveillance cameras should be placed near entrances and exits to get a clear shot of each person who enters the store. Stock rooms and storage areas should be covered to help prevent employee theft and track your merchandise. Placing a camera near the cash register or areas with valuable items will also help cut down on theft.

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