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The Best Places For Security Cameras In Your Retail Business

The Best Places For Security Cameras In Your Retail Business

Many large retail stores have security cameras set up in multiple locations to help prevent theft, encourage workers to follow all rules, and catch any perpetrators. But every retail business, small or large, benefits from adequate security cameras. When your business is installing security cameras, you will want to consider what areas of your store are most susceptible to theft and vandalism and you should also consider the visibility of each section. Approaching security camera installation with an understanding of your store’s vulnerable points will help you to get the full coverage security video surveillance you need.

5 Places To Install Security Cameras

  1. Entrances And Exits
    It is always a good idea to have security cameras directed at the entrance. These security cameras let you see everyone who goes in and out of your store, and having a visible security camera right by the entrance can help to deter theft before it happens. A lot of theft tends to happen at the front of retail stores, as thieves are less likely to have many employee interactions and they can easily grab merchandise from the front of the store. By viewing back entrances, you can also see that deliveries are showing up when they are supposed to and that no unauthorized personnel are entering the back of the store.
  2. Near Payment Stations
    Retail businesses should always have security cameras recording the cash register. This helps to detect any theft and can also discourage employee theft or dishonesty, record transactions for accuracy, and encourage employee conscientiousness. For example, if there is a cash discrepancy at the end of the night, you can review the security camera tapes to see if any bills were accidentally dropped. Security cameras at payment points can even deter criminals who recognize a higher probability of being identified if they are recorded by live camera monitoring. If you have cash stored in areas other than the register (such as a safe where the cash is kept at night) install security cameras focused on these locations as well.
  3. The Main Area
    Your sales floor is an important area to monitor especially in large stores or stores with many aisles where it can be difficult for employees to see clearly. It’s a good idea to have multiple security cameras that show the entirety of the sales floor, but it is most important to have security cameras in areas that are difficult for employees to observe.
  4. The Back Room
    Your stockroom and staff room are also good places to put security cameras. By monitoring these areas, you can ensure that all stock is being properly stored, that employees personal belongings are secure, and that only employees or delivery personnel are entering these restricted areas. Monitoring stock rooms and staff rooms also discourages employees from taking extra breaks or going to the back to check their phones during working hours.
  5. Windows And The Perimeter
    Monitoring your windows and perimeter will not only deter theft, but prevent vandalism and record any illicit activities on the premises. Windows are a prime target for vandalism, often in the form of window smashing. Damages and complications can also occur within parking lots. By monitoring the perimeter you can see if vehicles are blocking your loading dock entrance or your dumpsters, if customers or employees are parking in off-limit areas, and you can even record license plates if there is any sort of vehicle accident in the parking lot.


Professionally Installed Security Cameras

At Frontline Security, we do more than just install your security cameras. Our staff of security experts will work with you to determine which areas are most at-risk for theft and vandalism and which areas have reduced visibility so that you can place security cameras strategically. Frontline Security also offers a variety of additional commercial security measures that you can take advantage of for added protection. These services include live video monitoring, access control, and alarm systems. At Frontline Security, we go the extra mile to ensure your retail store is secure, your employees are safe, and you have full control over your business. To get a quote for the installation of security cameras at your store, contact Frontline Security at 1-403-291-9311 or fill out the online contact form.


Yes, if you have existing security system features, we will work with you to evaluate the compatibility of our systems with your current system. Frontline Security may be able to provide additional security services on top of what you already have.

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Many insurance companies offer adjusted rates for businesses with security systems that are installed and/or monitored by recognized security specialists. And in addition to those savings, you are less likely to experience the costs associated with inventory loss and fraud.

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