How can store owners be proactive in stopping thieves?
Let Your Customers Know You Are Watching Them
The retail business entails a lot of risks, especially with some criminals being too bold. Even petty crooks are a concern. What people in the store have to know is that the place is being watched, by equipment and also by humans. In this, fake security cameras will be a big help.
Store employees need to be attentive beyond catering to customers requests. If the sales clerks and managers can check around the store every so often, then it will send the message that the premises are being monitored. Dummy cameras come in handy for this exercise because the sight of surveillance cameras makes wrongdoers think twice about proceeding with their plans.
Fake surveillance cameras are non-functional, but they sure look like the real thing. The flashing LED red lights alone will merit a double take and add to the intimidation factor. Unless crooks did their homework, these security camera look-alikes would throw them off.
It is really the housing that makes each bogus camera look very real. Whether it is a dummy professional camera or a dome dummy camera with LED, it will make them reconsider breaking in, vandalizing the premises or shoplifting.
Their cost makes fake cameras very attractive additions to existing security equipment. A surveillance camera system can be pricey, especially since shops require multiple cameras. Thus, investing in a few real security cameras and then adding dummy cameras is a smart idea in deterring crime.
Another plus of dummy cameras is that they are battery-operated and easy to set up. No cables and wires and no power source are necessary to get these running. They usually come with a metal mounting bracket, just like a real surveillance camera.
To stay a step or two ahead of the bad guys, storeowners should consider fake security cameras a smart investment.