Law enforcement agencies from parts of the country hardest hit by the recession are already reporting increased levels of theft. According to the University of Florida’s Department of Retail studies, overall theft from 2009 to 2010 has risen by 10.7% to a staggering $37.1 billion.
Shoplifting and other forms of theft are major business concern when the country is experiencing the best of economic times. In fact, studies show that the average small business can lose more than $50,000 every year due to theft. Even in good times, this will put a serious dent in many companies' profits.
With the recession-induced business slow down and rising crime rates, it's more important than ever that companies consider the relatively small investment in video security equipment to protect themselves from this increasing activity.
Studies conservatively estimate that a business can prevent 25-50% of criminal activity by employing a simple video security camera and/or system. At today's crime rates, such an investment will pay for itself in months.
Here are some of the MANY ways that a security system can protect your business: