Gas Station Surveillance Best Practices

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Jun 07, 2017

Gas stations are a frequent crime target. They tend to be open late at night, do a large volume of their business in cash, and have few employees, making them a convenient target. In this guide, we examine some best practices for gas station surveillance video, including

  • Camera locations
  • Gas pumps
  • Cash registers
  • Shoplifting
  • Stock rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Public View Monitors
  • Audio
  • Lockboxes
  • Drive-offs and skimmers

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