Ways Supermarkets Can Benefit From Having Security Cameras

July 21st, 2020

There are plenty of supermarkets right here in Chico. Some of them are big, while others are small. Consumers can pick and choose among them when they need to purchase necessities. Therefore, owners of the establishments must think outside of the box to attract customers and keep them coming back for more. Security cameras and exterior lighting in the parking lot can help in accomplishing those two things.

Security Equipment Provides Peace Of Mind

Many people do their grocery shopping in the evenings or after work or school. The last thing they want to do is to stop at a place with a dimly lit parking area and no security around. After all, criminals like rapists, murders, and thieves could be lurking in the shadows. High-quality exterior lighting will make clients feel safe by reducing the darkness and eliminating hiding spots.

Outdoor surveillance cameras give shoppers a sense of security too. They can be sure that help will be on the way shortly because of the monitoring if something unfortunate does happen outside. The devices are also excellent for producing evidence in hit-and-run accidents, kidnappings, and more. Hence, now is the perfect time to invest in lighting and cameras for your Chico supermarket. The venture will show customers that you genuinely care about their safety and well-being, which could translate into increased sales and profits.

Catch Shoplifters In The Act With Surveillance Cameras

Shoplifting is a major problem for retail businesses in CA and the rest of the United States. Inventory shrinkage can do quite a bit of damage to a company’s budget, so much so that some organizations can't handle the financial hardships and have to close their doors for good. 

By strategically placing security cameras throughout a store and having a monitor on duty during business hours, business owners can be on the lookout for suspicious activities, like someone putting $20 T-bone steaks in their backpack. A loss prevention team member can then confront the shoplifter and prevent the goods from disappearing without a trace.

Security Cameras Are Great For Keeping An Eye On Employees

Employee theft is another issue that plagues modern supermarkets. Bosses and managers attempt to surround themselves with friendly, professional, and trustworthy souls. Bad seeds can sometimes mask their deficiencies and slip through the hiring process, though. Perhaps an individual has sticky fingers and likes to move a few bucks from the cash till into their pocket from time to time. A worker may also be stocking up their refrigerator, pantry, and freezer with a five-finger discount.

Whatever the case is, surveillance cameras can help. For one, they are deterrents. Most employees will steer clear of stealing when cameras are present due to the fear of being caught on video. However, some thieves don't care about the consequences, and they will take things without paying anyway. Security cameras can provide managers with the evidence they need to hold guilty parties accountable for their actions. 

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if your supermarket is in need of security cameras.

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"As a small business owner here in Chico we definitely saw the need for video surveillance. After expressing our needs and concerns Tim did an excellent job getting us set up with the set up with the appropriate equipment. He really took the time to address our concerns in a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Tim for all of your business and residential video surveillance needs."

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"Tim Truby designed and installed a 32 camera system for us here at the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. We had received several other quotes from security system vendors, but Tim’s quote was the least expensive. Tim also installed the system quickly and has always been available when we needed him. We are very happy with our security camera system and we can highly recommend Tim Truby for all of your surveillance system needs."

D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

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S. AM PM Chico Arco Station

"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

images Certifications & Training

With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators