Maryland county passes bill requiring cameras in convenience stores
SEAT PLEASANT, MD — The Prince George’s County City Council passed a bill that requires convenience stores and gas stations to have drop boxes and security cameras.
Included in the new safety rules is an order that retail locations with overnight shifts must have a surveillance system with at least 3 cameras, store must use a drop safe bolted to the floor and gas stations open between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. must use a widow-only access window.
“It's going to be a life saver,” said Skip Fletcher, manager of the local 2000 Mart, in the NACSonline.com story. “When I'm out front, the owner is in the back watching the cameras and he sees everything and can come help me if he sees anything going on out front.”
The regulations will take effect in 45 days.
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