Retail Security

Protect your Houston store from inventory loss and employee theft

Whether you manage a single retail store, a multi-site retail franchise, or a nation-wide retail chain, you need your video surveillance system to provide value well beyond the basic benefits of security, loss prevention, and risk management.

Today's retail business managers need tools specifically designed to empower their security, marketing and operational teams with information to effectively grow and protect the company's bottom line.

DWS Technology commercial surveillance systems and retail security solutions provide intelligent visual integration with existing retail systems to solve long-standing challenges faced by retailers of every size and specialty.

Retail Statistics

Retail stores in Houston, TX are extremely susceptible to theft. In fact, studies show that the average retail business with $1M+ in revenue is losing more than $50K per year.

Business loss comes from a variety of sources, including:

  • Employee theft (47%)
  • Shoplifting (32%)
  • Administrative error (14%)
  • Vendor fraud (4%)

Source: National Retail Federation

With our Retail Security Systems, you can:

  • Prevent Loss - Deter shop-lifting, prevent employee theft, reduce inventory shrinkage
  • Improve Profitability- Detect cashier-related shrink, detect fraudulent transactions (discounts, cash refunds, coupons, zero-sales, returns, and more)
  • Enhance Customer Experience- Monitor employee/customer interactions, improve facility service levels, monitor stock-outs, blocked aisles, and long queues
  • Optimize Store Performance- Improve staff planning, increase employee productivity, analyze customer behavior and traffic flow, optimize store layout
  • Increase Conversion Rates- Evaluate and improve effectiveness of in-store advertising and other marketing activities, analyze store conversion rates
  • Mitigate Facility Risk- Reduce likelihood and cost of defending fraudulent "slip and fall" claims and other lawsuits

Case Study: Discover how a video management solution provided The Limited with a more accurate way to count customer traffic in its stores so that management could improve customer service, staffing, merchandising effectiveness, and ultimately profitability.

Additionally, our Retail Security Systems enable you to:

  • Manage from ANYWHERE- Remotely monitor your store(s) via the Internet, manage multiple stores from a centralized location
  • Improve Management Efficiencies- Reduce time spent investigating suspect incidents, produce detailed exception reporting, linked to video evidence
  • Improve Operational Consistency- Monitor and maintain system-wide operational standards

DWS Technology Security Systems are ideal for:

  • Convenience stores
  • Gas stations
  • Apparel retailers
  • Specialty stores
  • Grocery stores
  • High-risk stores
  • Full service and quick-serve restaurants

Important Tips & Considerations

System Configuration – When setting up a video security system for your retail store, there are several key considerations:

  • Position cameras at all entrances and exits (preferably at eye level or above) in order to get a clear identity of each person who enters your store.
  • Place surveillance cameras in stock rooms and storage areas to prevent employee theft and track your merchandise.
  • Focus additional cameras (consider hidden cameras) on areas where valuable merchandise (jewelry, electronics, pharmaceuticals) is stored or shelved.
  • Always consider using a networkable video recorder (NVR) to manage your security footage. NVRs record and store video locally, and enable you to broadcast your security footage via the Internet – allowing you to monitor your retail store(s) from anywhere, at any time.
  • Outdoor cameras in your parking lot can help reduce theft of customer cars, shopping carts, and help to reduce store liability in the event of accident.

Privacy Protection – Always install your security cameras in public areas, such as the sales floor, the customer service desk, or warehouse/inventory rooms. Avoiding areas such as bathrooms and employee break rooms will maintain the privacy for your employees and customers.

Disruptions – Power surges or outages can lead to damage or disruptions in your video surveillance footage. While these risks are not common, you should consider having an alternate power supply and/or security system in place should this occur in your Houston store.

Theft and Vandalism – Cameras and recorders are often a target for thieves looking to disguise or protect their identities. Always keep your recording solution in a safe & locked location, and supplement your security system with covert cameras to capture video evidence should your traditional cameras be disabled.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney

Homeowner

"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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