While the larger chains clocked onto this fact years ago, there are still smaller shops without a viable surveillance system for over the holidays. Luckily, if you own a shop, it’s not too late to install some state-of-the-art CCTV before Christmas. Here are just four reasons why it is so beneficial for your growing business.


The price of installing CCTV is nothing compared to hiring a full-time security team. This is certainly true over the festive season when more security guards will be needed – and often at a bumped-up rate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Staff Responsibility

Many staff will be aware that it’s part of their job to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in store. This usually doesn’t take too much effort – that is, until December. Christmas means more shoppers crowding the shop floor, thus making it more difficult for staff to keep an eye on certain individuals. On the other hand, CCTV can operate around the clock and see all the places where staff can’t.

Growing Cases of Crime

Crime is liable to shoot up over the festive season. After all, poverty and cold weather drives people to take desperate measures. This is coupled with the fact that your shop will no doubt contain more items at it stocks up for Christmas. Rather than allow thieves to get away with stealing your stock, catch them red-handed with CCTV.

Closing Hours

There are occasions when shops will be left empty over the holidays. More than likely, this will include all of Christmas Day. However, many outlets also close early on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. CCTV is the best way to find out what’s happening in your store after hours, without actually being there yourself.

An investment you won’t regret

If your shop’s security is weighing on your mind, I-HT can put your mind at rest. Simply get in touch today for more details on how you can protect your store with a crime-combatting HD CCTV system.