For over 45 years, East Coast Security Systems, in Washington and Greenville, NC, has been building lasting relationships with home owners, businesses, educational facilities, industries and health care organizations throughout eastern North Carolina.
Our primary services include the sale and 24-hour LOCAL monitoring of residential and commercial burglary and fire protection, security cameras and access control. We also offer a host of specialty services that cater to the unique needs of our clients.

If you are in the retail business, you are fully aware that shoplifting and theft are some of the major causes for monetary loss in your company. Whether you own a small business or a major retail store, shoplifting and theft can cause devastating losses and hinder your store’s profitability. So, how can you prevent this from happening as much as possible?

One of the most effective ways to prevent shoplifting in your store is to build a strong relationship with both your customers and your employees. As a store owner, it’s impossible to be everywhere at all times. So, by building relationships with customers and employees, you invest in others who will also care about your company and help to keep an eye out for you. Furthermore, customers and employees who know you personally are far less likely to steal from you.

Another way to prevent shoplifting and theft is to keep your store neat and organized. If there is a specific place for each item, it will be easier to see if any items are missing. However, if the store is chaotic and messy, it will become almost impossible to keep track of your inventory.

To prevent shoplifting and theft, you also want to be attentive to all of your customers and the going-ons of the store. Train your employees to keep an eye out for any unusual behavior from customers, but warn them against stereotyping what a shoplifter may look like.

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For quality security systems that can keep both your home and your business safe, contact us at East Coast Security Systems in Greenville, NC.