Time and again customers are finding store employees are the cause of stolen items. I remember reading an article that had disturbing numbers such as 87% of employees steal from employees while an alarming just 5% are shoplifters. This can actually cause the employer to believe there is no need for a security system when actually the opposite is true. While an employee can take much more in volume, the value of items stolen could be much less than an external thief. The employee needs to be as discrete as possible in what they take. And a shoplifter that walks into your store will take the items that have the most value. This is why its extremely important, as a store owner, to protect both sides of the coin. You need to have the security tools in place to reduce both external and internal theft.