Employee Theft: A Reality In The Work Place

Employee theft is a rapidly growing crime that many small and large businesses are experiencing. In fact, according to Business News Daily the apprehension of dishonest employees is up 5.5 percent from last year. It is up to you as a business owner to safeguard yourself from those who intend to take advantage of you.

One of the best ways to prevent employee theft is by proper surveillance. We recommend video surveillance for monitoring your staff members during times you are not able to oversee you subordinates. Video surveillance is an excellent option because it is impossible to deny and is acceptable in any court.

Common video examination methods are stationary surveillance and pin hole cameras. Stationary cameras are installed by a professional and are usually visible to your employees as a deterrent from deviant behavior. It is also possible to use stationary surveillance to monitor computer activity. Additionally a private investigator can perform a surveillance operation on a specific staff member if needed. Another method is a pin hole lens camera that can be inserted into any small space and used to observe the activities of team members and hopefully to catch an employee in the act while performing inappropriate activities.

Arkus Inc. strongly encourages all employers to take measures against possible fraud. We have a qualified staff that is capable of performing any investigation method you need in your place of business.


Brooks, Chad (2013, June 19) Employee Theft On the Rise and Expected to Get Worse. Business News