Don’t get caught out by the Christmas rush stay safe with shop CCTV security
Are you ready for the Christmas rush? More importantly is your security ready for the Christmas rush?
The Christmas countdown and New Year sales are very often the most profitable time of year for shops but this can also mean an increased need for security.
Heavy footfall is most certainly welcome in shops but crowded stores make it harder for workers to keep an eye on what is happening in the shop and to be on the lookout for shoplifters.
That, of course, is not the only problem facing shops. The potential threat of robbery or theft is something that businesses always need to be mindful of, particularly when opportunistic offenders may expect tills to be full.
Unfortunately, it is also not unusual for high street shops to suffer vandalism, such as smashed windows, if they are near to bars and pubs.
Install shop CCTV to fend off crime fears
A fear of crime certainly shouldn’t stop businesses making the most of the Christmas period, instead investing in the right equipment to protect your shop will let you enjoy the festive rush.
As well as ensuring solid physical security is in place such as shutters, alarms and high quality locks it is important to install a CCTV system – or check that an existing CCTV system is up to the job and will provide high quality images and provide good coverage.
Installing CCTV cameras in your shop will allow you to have eyes on areas of the shop that might be concealed from employees when it is full of shoppers, or when staff are busy serving customers.
Good shop CCTV security will also help to give workers peace of mind when working behind a till as the prospect of being caught on camera should act as a strong deterrent to would-be offenders.
Remote access will also allow shop owners to raise the alarm, if needed, or to check out an area of concern.
As well as deterring thieves from targeting shops in the first place, images captured by CCTV cameras could be used as evidence in the event of a crime.
Make sure that the image quality of your shop’s CCTV is up to the job should it ever be needed for use as evidence.
Rhino CCTV can install a range of cameras that offer fantastic coverage, scan a wide area and can be used outside.
Contact Rhino CCTV today to make sure your shop’s security provides the cover that your business needs.