Even a top of the line video security system is only as good as the quality of its installation. That’s where Security Force Inc comes in. We understand that every Raleigh/Durham, NC retail business is unique, with different needs, store footprints, and customer traffic patterns. Our team will conduct a thorough review of your business’ security needs, and design a solution that works best for you. This includes camera form factor, camera placement, amount of multi megapixel resolution, type of recording device, recording device security, accessories, cabling and more. There are many aspects that must be considered during the design and installation of your retail security system, including:
Entrances and Exits
It’s essential that your cameras provide complete coverage of entrances and exits. This ensures that you’ll have a record of each person entering and leaving your store. The right camera placement not only helps to deter theft, but also provides critical video evidence should an incident occur.
Product Storage Areas
Stock rooms and storage areas are common targets of employee theft. Placing cameras in these areas will deter this type of activity – as well as other illicit activities – and help you track merchandise flows as well.
High Value Merchandise
High value merchandise, as well as products that are commonly targeted by shoplifters, should also have cameras focused on them. Visible cameras often deter theft before it happens.
You may want to consider securing your video recorder in an enclosure. Security Force Inc offers secure enclosures for video recorders that provide protection against heat and dust, and have locking doors to prevent theft and tampering. We also work with you to locate your recorder’s enclosure for optimal security.
Parking lots and other exterior areas of your retail business are particularly vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and other undesirable activity. Covering these areas with security cameras protects vehicles, keeps employees and customers safe, and can also help reduce liability if an accident occurs on your property. This is especially important for businesses with outdoor areas that serve customers, such as restaurants with patios.
Power surges or outages can impact your video surveillance capabilities. Equipping your video security system with an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) can mitigate the risk to your business in the event of a power loss.
Depending on your retail business’ needs, you may want to consider including covert (hidden) cameras as part of your overall video security plan. These undetectable cameras “hide in plain sight,” and can provide video evidence in the event that visible cameras are destroyed or tampered with.
Finally, it's important to ensure that your video security system’s installation doesn't violate privacy laws. You must place cameras only in public areas or non-public areas that are routinely accessed by your employees. Placing cameras in bathrooms or changing rooms is illegal, and depending on your state laws, placing cameras in employee break rooms may also be prohibited. Security Force Inc can advise you on proper procedures to ensure that the privacy rights of your employees and customers are protected.
Protection You Can Trust
Your Raleigh/Durham, NC retail business is your livelihood, and keeping your business operations protected should be your primary goal. Overcoming the perils of shoplifting, employee theft, and vandalism requires some thoughtful planning, and the right partner to design and install a retail security camera system that keeps a watchful eye over your business 24/7. Our professional security team at Security Force Inc is ready to help protect your business.