11-25-05 - Along with holiday shopping comes holiday shoplifters, but local stores were going to great lengths to catch crooks in action. These days, store security is much more than cameras.
From the moment you enter most stores, someone is almost always watching. Department stores took extra precautions during the start of holiday season.
They not only offer incentives to their employees who help catch a thief in the act but they also employ undercover shoppers dressed in everyday clothing. With the help of security cameras and security stationed at all exits, it’s harder to get away with a crime.
In addition, security tags on merchandise will sometimes consist of the entire package being able to set off sensors at exits.