If you're shopping for clothes in Missouri, assume you're being watched and it's not just overhead security cameras either. There are confirmations that clothing giants with hundreds of stores in Missouri are planning to use body cameras on employees if they haven't started already.

According to a new report from CNN, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods have started having employees equip body cameras in an effort to thwart shoplifting. The story says that a recent survey of other companies revealed at least 35% were considering this technique, too.

Scrape Hero shows there are dozens of TJ Maxx stores in Missouri while Marshalls store locator shows at least 20 in Missouri.

Who are the body cameras in Missouri stores meant to stop? Customer shoplifters or employees?

Someone asked on Quora whether employee body cameras were meant to be a deterrent to shoppers who are tempted to steal or employees? If I had to guess, I'd say a combination of both as it's a sad commentary on society that theft happens from outside forces and inside the companies, too.

Will this new body cameras on employees policy be effective? It's too early to tell, but Missouri retailers know they must do something to reduce or eliminate theft so brick and mortar stores can remain open and competitive against their online rivals.

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