In all retail environments there are opportunities for theft and other criminal activity. With profits being squeezed the retail owner has to be clever to maintain good profit margins. Profits are directly affected when employees steal, customers steal, or goods that are delivered are not received through the company system. There are many ways these events can take place. A video surveillance system can help to prevent loss in any retail environment in the shop, the back storeroom where inventory is kept or receiving dock. wherever a second set of eyes needed.
- Birds eye view of cash register
- Watch every bill entering and exiting the cash drawer
- Prevent and monitor theft of goods
- Survey high value/high theft items
- Survey activity in high traffic areas
- Survey low traffic or obscured areas where theft is most likely to happen, such as corners, end caps of display areas and non-retail areas such as washroom entrances and fire exits
- Prevent tampering of display items or dispensing equipment
- In-safe cameras always reveal who is opening the safe
- Secure entrances, exits, courtyards, laneways and fire routes
- Survey parking lots, activity, license plates, etc.
- Survey restricted areas
- Protect safes or other secured storage solutions
Software Integrated with a CCTV
An integrated system of specific software and cameras can monitor the actions of workers in retail environments. Every action is recorded as an information block with subtitles that explain the performed operation. This helps to track the actions of workers, especially when they are making critical financial transactions, such as correcting or cancelling of a sale, withdrawing money or altering information.
Actions Which an Employer May Wish to Monitor :
- Scanning of goods
- Selection of goods
- Introduction of price and quantity
- Input and output of operators in the system when entering passwords
- Deleting operations and modifying existing documents
- Implementation of certain operations
- Financial statements or operations with cash;
- Moving goods
- Revaluation - scrapping and counting;
- Control in the kitchen of fast food restaurants;
- Change of settings, reports and other official functions.
Each of these operations is transmitted with a description, allowing detailed monitoring of all actions of the operator. Some systems allow the user to search for a specific event by time of occurrence and text description, and perform statistical evaluation of operator behaviour. This allows the software to predict deviations from the standard workflow and record only anomalous behavior