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Burglars can find ways into your home by various methods:
Tips & Facts : Preventive Measures
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How to Identify Shoplifters
Shoplifters can be placed in one of two categories — professional or amateur. While both groups can be quite skilled at the art of thievery, professional shoplifters steal to make a living and may use force or intimidation. The non-professional shoplifter may be easier to spot.
Many of these thieves work in groups of two or more to distract the sales staff while they pilfer. Shoplifters have learnt to take advantage of the crowd situation and strike busy stores during peak hours, or during opening, closing and shift-change hours when employees are less alert.
Hiding merchandise is the most common method of shoplifting. Items may be concealed either in the clothing of the shoplifter, in handbags, strollers, umbrellas or amongst purchased merchandise. Bold shoplifters may even just grab an item and run out of the store. Other methods of shoplifting include price label switching, short changing the cashier, phoney returns, and so on.
Spot the Shoplifter
Unfortunately, there is no typical profile of a shoplifter. They come in all ages and races, and from various backgrounds. However, there are some signs that should signal a red flag for retailers. While the following characteristics do not necessarily mean guilt, retailers should keep a close eye on shoppers who exhibit the following behaviours:
How to Prevent Shop Theft
The easiest way for retailers to discourage theft in a store is by taking away opportunities to steal. A little thought put into the store’s layout and design can help to prevent theft before a loss occurs.
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4 Tips on installing a CCTV at home to monitor maid
The Singapore media has a penchant for shining the spotlight on cases of maids abusing children. It is therefore not surprising that Singaporean parents are becoming increasingly paranoid when hiring a maid. The many infamous cases of parents discovering their children being abused by the maid after installing a CCTV at home makes the case for installing a CCTV at home to monitor the maid that much stronger.
On the other hand, parents have to consider the ethical implications as well as the financial costs involved should they choose to install a CCTV at home to monitor the maid. Apart from a serious violation of the maid’s privacy, installing a CCTV at home to monitor the maid could have a negative impact on the relationship between the maid and the employer. Furthermore, the additional financial costs incurred should be taken into consideration and weighed against the benefits.
Ultimately, the decision is yours. There is no clear-cut right or wrong approach in this matter; just two ways of looking at the situation. In any case, we provide 4 tips to keep in mind should you decide to monitor your maid using CCTV surveillance.
1. Do not install the CCTV in private places
Installing CCTV at home to monitor the maid would already constitute a violation of her privacy, and it is important to not go overboard when doing so. The maid’s bedroom as well as the toilet should be free from the CCTV surveillance. Instead, only install CCTVs in public areas such as the living room or kitchen and instruct your maid to always take care of the children in these areas.
2. Inform and educate the maid
Unless you already suspect the maid is abusing your children and want to catch her in the act, it is important to inform and educate the maid on the reasons for your installation of CCTVs at home. In this way, your maid may be able to better understand your motivation for doing so and in turn help you in fostering a more positive relationship with her. Moreover, being aware that she is being watched at all times will compel her to do her best to take care of your children.
3. Monitor the maid only if young children are involved
Another important factor is that you should only install the CCTV to monitor the maid if she is taking care of young children (like babies) who are unable to articulate that they are being abused. If the children are able to talk and let you know that they are being abused, the need for installing CCTVs may be reduced.
4. Trust your instinct
If you suspect that your maid is stealing money, spiking the food or engaging in other dodgy activities, you should perhaps trust your instinct and install a CCTV to monitor the maid. However, if your gut instinct tells you otherwise, and that your maid is trustworthy, then listen to it.