Originally Posted by Mal
As far as I know, all Canadian retail stores have no one sitting in a room watching the cameras for suspicious people wandering the store. Since that means tapes need to be checked, if anything goes missing you have to 1) notice it's missing, and 2) have a rough idea of when it happened.
The Best Buys I worked at we didn't have a room to watch the cameras, but the guy at the desk had access to all of the camera feeds, including the managers' officer where they counted cash. There is a separate room where the tapes are stored, for when people to steal and it is caught on camera there is evidence of the act. But the only time someone is in there is to either swap tapes, get keys, or get radios.