How to Prevent Shoplifting with Commercial Security

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How to Prevent Shoplifting with Commercial Security

How to Prevent Shoplifting with Commercial Security


Being a small to medium-sized business owner comes with many challenges, especially in today’s economy with the current pandemic restrictions. Loss prevention continues to be a top-of-mind issue for business owners, as losses due to shoplifting, and employee theft can be detrimental to the success of a business. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention,  shoplifting costs retailers about $50 billion worth of inventory every year. Putting commercial security measures in place can help curtail the frequency of shoplifting and inventory loss at your business. We have compiled a list of loss prevention tips to help you protect your bottom line.


Provide Great Customer Service

Having your employees trained to be attentive and engaging is a great way to win over customers, but it can also be used to deter theft. Shoplifters like to go unnoticed and will be less confident in stealing after being greeted by friendly staff members.

Alarm Systems to Avoid Theft

Install a commercial security system with sensors on all employee-only areas and the exits of your business. These door sensors will alert you if someone tries to sneak out of a back door or if they are in an area where they should not be.

Install A Video Surveillance System

As a part of your business security system, cameras should be considered to deter shoplifters. Not only do commercial security cameras allow you to monitor your customers and employees, but they also provide a distinct visual deterrent to potential shoplifters.

Keep Your Store Organized

Maintain a clean and organized store, including racks, shelves, and dressing rooms. A disorganized, messy store tells a shoplifter the employees are not paying attention. Keep shelves and displays racks low and install adequate lighting to maintain visibility throughout the store.


ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm has over 20 years of experience as a local alarm company for commercial security systems in the Greater New Orleans Region. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation for your business.