Professional Surveillance System Prevents Employee Warehouse Theft
Sometimes the Thief in on the Inside!
Employees can be among a company's most important assets, with the exception of those employees who secretly attempt to take more than just a paycheck on a weekly basis from the business that hires them. It's estimated that as much as 1.5 percent of total annual sales disappears annually from any business' bottom line due to inventory shrinkage, products that are stolen through employee theft or customer shoplifting. Unfortunately, the largest contributor to inventory shrinkage which directly affects a company's profitability, accounting for 44 percent of losses, is caused by dishonest employees.
Maintaining a strict policy regarding employee theft as a firing offense followed up by police and legal action is an important first safeguard. But smart business owners also know that installing a professionally designed surveillance system in the warehouse is a surefire way to not only help to prevent employee pilferage of the company inventory in the first place but also the best way to gather evidence of any criminal activity that is already occurring at your business, allowing goods and products to walk out the door before the cash register even rings.
Being Visible Is Best Deterrent
It's been proven time and time again that the presence of visible security cameras located throughout the warehouse area can deter employees whose ulterior motive in getting hired may have been the theft and resale of your business's products. Security cameras can be monitored live or their footage reviewed on a daily or nightly basis in order to monitor any suspicious behavior that is taking place as sales orders are being processed through the warehouse. When employees know that their behavior and actions are being monitored, it is much less likely that they will take a chance on stealing or shoplifting products or services that don't rightfully belong to them. Because dishonest employees, much like any other criminal, want their stealing to be easy as well as done unnoticed by camera monitors.
Whether employee warehouse theft is an ongoing or occasional problem, having filmed evidence of what is taking place protects the company's legal rights. Not only can company security officers confront the offender with the evidence of theft that has been discovered, this evidence can back up the company's decision to terminate the employee as well as file criminal charges if necessary.
Stop Theft and Raise Profits
Today's business environment is more competitive than ever and profit margins are slimmer than before. Investing in a professional warehouse security surveillance system designed and installed by Lelch AV is a crime deterrent that quickly pays for itself. Not only does a professional surveillance system prevent your profits from slipping away, it also helps uncover theft activity quickly so that the perpetrators can be stopped cold from doing further damage.[sc:insertbutton ]