According to the New Global Retail Theft Barometer, retail businesses lost over $112 billion dollars across the world last year. And, according to the National Learning & Resource Center (www.shopliftingprevention.org), 13 billion of those dollars are stolen from US retailers every year, amounting to $35 million per day!
This loss comes from shoplifting (which is #1), followed by employee shrinkage, supplier fraud and other crimes. Most stolen items are small, easy to steal and easy to re-sell. Every type of store is a target and no one is immune. But, a store owner can take steps to deter and prevent with affordable and high tech IP surveillance cameras.
Usually just knowing a camera is there will deter a common thief, or unscrupulous employee. And, for an owner or a manager, having the ability to review a situation any time of day from almost anywhere can be a great stress reliever.
Cameras and installation are more affordable than one might think. Contact ECS to find out more.
(Article by Charles Bressler – ECS Account Manager)