Some of the merchandise I sold, such as the shoes and handbags, In short, they were worth protecting, but I didn't realize this soon enough. The money I lost from the theft was more than what I would've spent in an entire year of CCTV coverage. And I didn't even lose majority of my clothing products.
Most of the money lost came from the safe. This money was scheduled to be deposited the morning following the break in. The police were called. The investigations were done. But without CCTV, it became very difficult to find the perpetrators. As a matter of fact, they were never found at all. Insurance only covered some of the loss, in part due to the fact that we had an alarm system. Not having CCTV, however, meant that all the goods stolen from our store are gone forever. Nothing can come out of it but loss and more loss, as I continue to pay for the physical damages to the store and eat up whatever money was stolen. The regret of not having CCTV has been overwhelming, and that's precisely the first thing I had put up in the store since the incident. I may have made that mistake before but not anymore.