Why Commercial CCTV Cameras Are Advisable for Malls and Retailers

Commercial CCTV

Commercial CCTV systems are highly advisable for use in retail spaces, especially those with heavy foot traffic.

Commercial spaces such as retail shopping malls have some of the busiest foot traffic of any business facilities. Retailers are well aware of all of the security risks that are inherent to being in business, in fact it’s built into the budget to have some wiggle room for items that are broken or stolen.  This is known as “shrinkage” and it’s a meaningful number against every retailer’s bottom line. Retailers are constantly looking for ways to reduce chances of losing value in their merchandise or, worse yet, their building space. The right commercial CCTV camera system is a suitable means of reducing risk and damage for retail businesses and shopping mall settings.

Impacting Employees and Patrons Alike

Even the presence of a commercial CCTV system can make patrons and employees both feel much safer. We all tend to think of CCTV systems as preventative measures that stop wrong-doers before they even start, so anyone under the watch of a camera system is much more likely to feel safe and comfortable in a retail setting. Additionally, for employees, it encourages better productivity since all of their actions within the store are being monitored for future reference. And candidly, almost half of shrinkage is a result of store employee theft.

Improved Systems

You may be familiar with the media trope of a CCTV system being rendered useless thanks to a forgetful employee neglecting to change out the VCR tape. These days, systems have changed significantly. Effective commercial CCTV systems are stored on the cloud for remote access or on large hard drives for local uses and it’s easy to ensure that every bit of footage is being saved. There are also options for megapixel cameras, which offer a higher resolution and are suitable for some of the wide, open spaces found in shopping malls.

Stopping Fraudulent Claims

Perhaps even more so than shoplifting, different kinds of retail fraud present a huge threat to the revenue of businesses. Sorting through credit card misuse, stolen gift cards, and more can be a huge difficulty—but a quality commercial-grade CCTV system allows you to look back at the events that transpired with high-definition and clarity. This is an absolute essential in fraud cases and can help establish yourself as not being negligent.

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FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

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  •     Design/Build Services

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