The aim of the uniformed shop controller is to be a preventative element, deterring shoplifters by wearing a uniform and circling around the most valuable items in the store.
The shop controller can also carry out exit controls when personnel exit the store at the end of their shift. The personnel will be asked to show their purses, bags, etc. and to confirm with a valid receipt that everything has been paid for.
When there is no receipt to confirm a purchase, the guard will make a note of this and report it to the store manager.
Uniformed surveillance can be applied to any type of shop.