Tips to Stop Shoplifters
There are so many forms of new technology when it comes to security, and it’s no surprise that it’s getting easier and easier to keep your business protected. Unfortunately, it feels like as technology grows more advanced, so do the minds of thieves. There are a few things you can do keep your business from being targeted for shoplifting.
- Keep your merchandise visible. And by that, we mean keep your merchandise both in your view and in the view of your security cameras. If you’re a clothing retailer, this means dressing rooms. If you’re a merchandise shop, this means any aisles or alleys you may have in your shop. The more visible it is to you and your employees, the better. But if not, make sure there’s a camera there that your employees have constant access to.
- Keep your security system visible. Again with the visibility, but it’s important. Make sure customers can see your cameras and security system when they’re in the store. For example, a camera with a monitor at the entrance helps people to know they are being recorded before they even enter the store.
- Move your registers. When cash registers are near the entrance and exits, it can significantly cut down on shoplifting. In this case, thieves would have to walk right by employees and registers with their merchandise, making it much more difficult to shoplift.
- Recognize the signs of a shoplifter. Keep an eye on customers who look nervous and keep eyeing employees or other customers. Watch them extra carefully if they seem to be frequenting the hard-to-monitor areas and seem to wander aimlessly. If you spot one, make sure you have an employee hang around nearby them.
If you aren’t sure how to exactly keep those pesky shoplifters at bay, call Community Commercial Security at (714) 777-6132 today or contact us for a free risk assessment.