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[Case Study] – Mach 1 Convenience Store Security Cameras in Southern Illinois Posted on March 16, 2018 by

Mach 1 Convenience Store in Southern Illinois

Security Alarm has had the privilege of working with Mach 1 convenience stores, installing and servicing security cameras in Southern Illinois at over 15 locations.

How Retail Security Cameras Improve Operations

When asked how retail security cameras have been beneficial to their company’s overall security strategy, Mach 1 responded with 3 areas in which they felt were directly impacted.

3 Benefits of Retail Security Cameras

Loss Prevention

Convenience Store SecurityMach 1 is far below the industry average in regards to their losses. All of their stores undergo a weekly detailed analysis of their inventory. They examine what’s being lost and work to pinpoint when the loss occurred. Once they have determined the time of the event, they are able to clearly view the incident from past footage.

Drive offs are a specific type of loss that the cameras work well to remedy. Strategically placed cameras allow for license plate identification in the case of an individual gassing up and driving away before payment. 

Meyer Oil Co. contributes their low percentage of loss to the added benefit of a high definition camera system.

Criminal Identification

Since the time that Meyer Oil Company installed these retail security cameras in their convenience stores, they have been victim to three separate robberies. All of these robberies involved the use of firearms.

Allen Meyer shared with us how grateful he was for the camera systems because thanks to the high quality, they were able to send the footage to the police department and apprehend the suspect in all three robberies.

Without the high-quality footage of the security cameras and how they aided in identification purposes, they might not have been so fortunate.

Mach 1 has also used security cameras to apprehend criminals that did not directly target their company. Police have asked to view footage to identify a suspect that was in their store simply to make a purchase. Retail security cameras have not only helped Mach 1, but the community as a whole.

Improved Efficiency

Security Cameras at a Gas StationIt is a high priority of Mach 1 convenience stores that operations are efficient. Allen Meyer expressed how they often use their retail security cameras to ensure that their customers are being waited on promptly.

Cameras are also strategically placed within car washes to make sure equipment is running properly. Details of accidents that have taken place in the confines of the car wash can be supported or discarded based on the footage that the high definition cameras produce.

Installing Retail Security Cameras in Southern Illinois

Our work with Mach 1 in Southern Illinois is just one of many examples of how retail security cameras improve business security across the board. Let us show you how you can put eyes where you otherwise may not have them.

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