In Arizona, Mesa Police are proposing a new law that would require some convenience stores to install security measures such as CCTV and alarm systems. The new law is expected to help reduce crime in the area, but as the local FOX-TV affiliate reports, some business owners aren’t pleased saying now is not the time to ask anyone to spend more money on security.
Police are proposing to require about a hundred convenience stores to have certain security measures in place – like cameras, alarm systems, better lighting and visibility, and even height charts to help provide physical descriptions of suspects. But some store owners are upset because they say it would be too expensive.
“With the cameras it’s a good idea – almost ever body has cameras any way, but the other stuff… I don’t think it’s a good idea. Who’s got the money to do it?” says Shamoon Yousif.
A similar law is being proposed for hotels in Mesa. If passed, these two laws could go into effect within a few months.