How Security Systems Create Safer Liquor Stores
Liquor stores are an easy and often common target for petty theft. Liquor stores are often targeted because they are believed to have large amounts of cash in their registers or safe, have few employees on hand and are open late hours. As potential thieves often “case” a location prior to attempting a robbery, having a surveillance and security system in place can help to deter a potential robbery before it occurs. They can also help by monitoring against employee theft.
Unlike many businesses, liquor stores are targets not only for stealing cash, but also for products. A video camera allows employees to monitor the stores’ aisles at all times from different angles without having to leave the front desk or offices. This is extremely helpful as liquor stores can be small, with tight aisles making it difficult to monitor whether someone is attempting to steal stock. In addition to having to protect their business from outside robberies, liquor store owners also need to consider the safety of anyone who works in the store, especially those who work late hours. A video surveillance system can help greatly when it comes to identifying suspects should a robbery actually occur.
A security camera surveillance system will enable you to keep a watchful eye on your store, without having to physically monitor locations such as:
- Cash registers
- Stock rooms
- Delivery entrances
- Tight aisles with limited visibility
Additionally, having video monitoring helps you deter your employees from helping themselves to stock. Unfortunately, business owners, need to take this precaution so they are not robbed of high cost products. Not having a security system in place leaves you at unnecessary risk.
Video surveillance systems allow for remote monitoring that can even be accessed by your cell phone, so even if you are unable to physically be in your store, you are always able to check in. You may also want to consider installing an alarm system and biometric locks. Alarm systems can be silent or loud, and can be triggered to alert authorities immediately in the event of a robbery. Biometric locks can be installed wherever needed and can be set to enable only authorized individuals to access certain parts of your store.
Create a safe environment for your business today by ensuring your liquor store on Long Island, New York or New Jersey is fully protected. Total Security has over 15 years of experience in installing liquor store security cameras and access control systems and provides security services and products to liquor stores. Contact us today to learn more about our liquor store security services. Call our support staff at (516) 775-2304 (New York location) or (201) 594-7233 (New Jersey location).