Security Technology for Retailers

Smarter Security, Faster HR Investigations, and Easier Employee Management for Big Box Brands, Grocery Stores, Malls, and other Retailers, Starts Here

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Retail Security Challenges:

Retailers have a lot of things to juggle, from managing employees, checking in on management, preventing theft and shrinkage, and protect employees from workplace violence. Retail & physical theft is the highest it's ever been. Major retailers like Walmart and Target reported more than 100% increase in theft in Q4 2022. The National Retail Foundation is estimating that it lost $94.5 billion last year due to shoplifting. Retailers also a large increase in workplace violence in the last few years, as some customers took their frustrations at the pandemic out at frontline staff. Protecting retail employees isn't just about safety but also retention.

Note: You may want to also look at our Convenience Store category if your retailer more closely resembles a quick stop retailer or refueling station.


Key Benefits for SCW Retailers

Reduce Shrinkage

Reduce the rate inventory walking away. Long range cameras enable you to watch long aisles with ease. more info

Speed up HR Investigations

HR incidents can happen anywhere, but in semi-private areas like break rooms and inventory storage, the odds are higher. Its easy to find incidents that matter with innovative video search.

Fraud Prevention

Retailers need to place long range cameras close to point of sale kiosks or checkout lanes to watch hands, bills, and faces

Manage Employees from Afar

Be able to easily keep track of employee attendance with your access control audit logs and check in on employee productivity with security cameras.

One Login for All Your Locations

Our cloud based platforms allow you to manage multiple location with one login while increasing your cyber security posture and making your security systems easier to manage.

Keep Track of Incident Reports

Solve your evidence tracking and chain of custody problems by utilizing survail vault cloud storage and incident reporting tools. learn more

Sales Enablement

Your sales team needs to approach customers in a timely manner and some times with the right Clienteling and Relationship Retailing approach. Cameras can help your managers know if these steps are taking place.

Restrict Access to Authorized Personnel

Easily limit access to back office inventory without worrying about having to rekey after turnover. Limit access by time of day and/or day of week. learn more

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The key to Safety and Security for Retailers:

Layered Security

Effective retail security systems consist of several layers that address various needs as they become more serious. Different situations have different levels of risk, making it important to use multiple systems for major threats. Our experience in tackling challenges for grocery stores and retailers, along with our skills in protecting well-known businesses, allows us to recognize and address common security issues.

To discourage shoplifting, avoid false slip and fall claims, and improve customer service, it's important to place security cameras correctly. The guide below explains how to design a security camera system for a typical grocery store or retail business.

Fraud Prevention at the Cashwrap

  • Long range cameras, installed close to the cashwrap, strategically placed to watch the checkout aisle and POS machines
  • Despite being short range, long range cameras are preferred for this solution so that you can adjust the viewing angle to get as much pixel density as possible on three things: one the hands of the person giving change, the denomination of funds coming and going, and the face of the person presenting the credit / debit card
  • Clarity on employee hands is to prevent slight of hand based theft
  • Focus on the denomination of bills going in and out of the register is to watch for errors and prevent disputes related to the cash or change given
  • Clarity of the individual's face is to prevent repeat offender credit card fraud
  • The red zones indicate the views of strategically placed varifocal lens cameras.
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Shrinkage Reduction

  • Place cameras where your inventory is to reduce shrinkage
  • The red zone indicate the views of wide angle lens cameras
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Sales Enablement

  • Often, brands that engage in Showroom selling, Clienteling, or Relationship Retailing can get a lot of value from our person detection alerts
  • Customers who enter showroom or lobbies expect sales contact. With cameras placed to observe lobbies or entrances and text messages sent on person detection, a retailer can measure customer traffic, and quickly communicate the presence of a customer who needs assistance.
  • The blue zones indicate the views of strategically placed, varifocal lens zoomed in cameras that face customer entrances and can be setup to deliver text messages to sales staff during working hours.

Showroom Access Control and Security

  • Electronic door locks and bluetooth readers allow you to control access to the showroom or lobby when your retailer is closed. They are shown as red circles on the map and are seen in the hover image.
  • The green zones indicate the views of wide angle cameras that cover the entire showroom to protect the retailer from intrusion, vandalism and theft in their showroom areas.
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    • Cameras strategically placed in outdoors in areas with entry points, such as doors and windows, can alert your security teams to unwelcome individuals and unauthorized access.
    • The red zones indicate the views of strategically placed fixed lens wide angle cameras outdoors.
    • Most retailers also tend to have cameras indoors to monitor staff, prevent fraud and shrinkage, and manage employees. These same cameras will be used in case of a break in to escalate emergency response.
    • If you're in a mall (or are a mall) often the common areas around your shop (effectively your exterior) are covered by the mall security, as seen in the hover image.
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Observe Employee Interactions

  • HR incidents can happen anywhere, but in semi-private areas like break rooms and inventory storage, the odds are higher
  • Installing cameras in these areas will reduce the rate of incidence and speed up the HR investigate and resolution process
  • Installing cameras in these areas will reduce the rate of incidence and speed up the HR investigate and resolution process

Prevent Unauthorized Access to Back Inventory

  • Electronic door locks and bluetooth readers allow you to control access to sensitive areas, like your receiving bays, long term inventory and overstock storage, break rooms or other employee only areas, or more secure cash storage locations
  • Administrators can create groups based on job function and shift. It's easy create a group and then limit their access by time of day and/or day of week.
  • Access control audit logs can easily replace time clocks.
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Network, Cyber, and Application Security

  • Our platforms use encryption, inbound connection refusal, automatic software updates, and cloud-based management so your physical security devices are not compromising your cyber security initiatives.
  • VPN, MFA, SOC/SIEM, and Endpoint management services also available.
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Resources for Retail

Retail shops are facing more shrinkage than ever before.

SCW makes it possible to bring all the moving parts together to run a well-oiled machine.

Here are some case studies, guides, and videos that help you make the right choice.

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  Case Study #1

Parkers Kitchen used SCW to standardize its many locations on one seamless platform allowing Parker's to speed up their expansion plans and improve loss prevention initiatives.

  Coverage Map

Need inspiration? Check our this Sample Security Camera System Coverage Map for a manufacturing facility.

  Guide: NDAA

All SCW camera are compliant with the National Defense Authorization Act. In this NDAA guide, we talk about what the NDAA regulations mean to the security industry.

  Video: Success Story

Coming Soon.

  Video: Roundtable Discussion

In this episode of "In the Trenches: Roundtable," we discuss mounting security cameras to ceilings.

Why Retailers

Choose SCW

We have the history and expertise your company needs.

For Your IT Team

  • Openpath Access Control System is a simple retrofit installation that is easily programmable and maintenance-free.
  • SCW cameras are a single cable plug-and-play item that can stretch up tp 750 feet in you combine them with one of our extended transmission POE Switches.
  • Both the Survail and Openpath Platforms include free and ongoing training and support. You don't have to do this.
  • The Survail Platforms include one-on-one onboarding of devices, networks, and users, before we even ship it to you. There's no complicated setup process.
  • The Survail Platform has integrated VLANs and VPNs which reduce network complexity and reduce the IT time spent on device management and securing remote access, when compared to on-premises NVR-based systems.
  • The Survail and Openpath platforms Increase your company’s cybersecurity posture and decrease your cyber threat footprint, when compared to non-cloud, on-premesis systems.
  • Every camera on one manufacturer-agnostic platform makes employee training infinitely simpler. The UI is so easy to use that other teams don't have to bother IT with every footage request.
  • The ready availability of our on-call technical experts means total support for the life of your new system.
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For Your Managers

  • Both the Survail and Openpath Platforms include free and ongoing training and support.
  • Imagine no more need to stare at a screen of security cameras all day! Every camera in your system--without limit--is being analyzed to identify what matters to you most.
  • SCW AI-powered analytics software does all the watching for you. The AI-Powered Analytics distinguish individuals and vehicles in an evolving, learning process.
  • In less than a second, recognize a potential threat incident and notify pre-selected personnel and first responders by text message, email alert, or automatic phone call.
  • All notifications are in real-time. No more valuable minutes are lost. Immediate alerts profoundly alter outcomes.
  • Every camera can filter by person, vehicle, camera, date, or time, which means no more endless searching for pertinent footage.
  • The AI-Analytics proactively eliminate false positive events and reduce your huge number of current email alerts.
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For Executives

  • The secure cloud-based Survail and Openpath platforms offer a lower total-cost-of-ownership by removing the requirements that your IT team worry about enabling and securing remote access to your on-premises hardware and network.
  • SCW offers the benefits you want - a system that keeps your educational facility secure without further involvement on from administrators or constant budget expansions.
  • Our professional-grade equipment is rugged and performance-driven. Our sophisticated technology is both simple to install and maintain.
  • Each component comes with 3 to 5 year warranties and is backed by the support of our US-based technical staff for the lifetime of your security system.
  • Our AI-Powered Analytics and easy to use reporting and retention tools mean that you won't have to hire additional staff to manage your system.
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SCW can protect your inventory and workforce with money-saving time and benefits. And your IT and Security teams will love our US-based technical support. It comes FREE. Forever. World-class customer service and technical support are central to providing you with the best security available, anywhere.

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