Did you know that the malls we shop in everyday have security cameras hidden all over the place? And, not necessarily in the individual stores. However, some of the small stores within the malls do have security cameras too, and these in some cases you can see.
So where are all the security cameras? You would be surprised. I know I would be. But, seriously, you don’t think these security “keepers” are actually going to say where the security cameras are. Security cameras are so small now, they can be placed and mounted in many areas,some even in water.
Security cameras can also be disguised to where it is virtually impossible to know where the security cameras are. It amazes me because I had no idea just how many malls have placed so many security cameras within the malls. The bigger malls have even more security cameras. Most of the stores have security cameras; some of course you can see, while there are others that are not obvious to you.
The crime rate is so high security cameras are on the rise so loss prevention will not effect the cost of the selling of merchandise. Every time some shoplifts and gets away with it, then not only does the store dealers suffer, but in a sense consumers suffer the loss as well. Simply put, in order to compensate for theft, the prices for their merchandise would certainly go up.
For this purpose, security cameras are being placed in positions and areas where they will blend in with the surroundings as well as the buildings or lighting fixtures. These security cameras can be placed almost anywhere. Some are small and some may be somewhat bigger in size, however they will most likely be out of sight. In one mall, at a toy store a display stuffed teddy bear was where a security camera was actually placed. It seemed that in that one part of the store in the mall, the security cameras that were being used had somewhat of a blind spot and this made it an opportunity for those who were apparently trying to shop lift during the holiday season, get their task accomplished. However, with the security camera in place where it was, many shoplifters were actually stopped by security at the entrance of the store. This store can’t be thankful enough for the use of security cameras.
However with the use of security cameras, the shoplifting in malls is getting increasingly harder to do. Shoplifting in the malls have gone down a lot, however smaller stores are still feeling the effects, some just don’t have enough security cameras in the right places of the store.
Some store owners with the mall believe its wise to show the security cameras, basically letting shoppers know they are under surveillance. This can be a positive conception, especially to those who feel they can get away with shoplifting.
This being the case, more shoppers will be able to enjoy savings, while the security cameras will hopefully continue to defer those who would like to shoplift and not pay for items.