Annually, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland goods for roughly 7 billion euros are stolen in retail trade alone. Thieves also operate in warehouses, production locations and in offices. If one considers the low crime detection rate for thefts (approx. 20 per cent) and the high percentage of repeat offenders (more than 60 per cent), then the advantages of a detailed surveillance with the chance of identifying the culprits are pretty obvious.
Modern thieves will steal anything that isn't fixed to the floor. No company is safe from theft because through the internet almost every product can find a buyer somewhere.
Traditionally thieves like to "swipe" things when in shops. They conceal their stolen goods in their clothing, in prams or in the packaging for other articles. With video surveillance from ABUS you can uncover these typical tricks:
A sales receipt left by another customer is picked up, the thief then enters the shop, takes an article from the shelf before returning with the sales receipt to the cash register.
A customer buys e.g. an electronic device, returns to the shop the next day, takes an identical device from the shelf, then complains about it and has the amount reimbursed.
© ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
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