NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Expense was not an issue for the owner of a marker in Madison when it came to security. Alex Patel said some of the cameras can not be seen, and the system keeps his employees and customers safe.
Metro police think so highly of him they talked about his security measures in their weekly COMPSTAT meeting.
"I've got 16 cameras, covering every single space," said Patel.
The owner of the market on Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison spent $45,000 on security.
"I can see them standing and what they're doing. Everytime they touch something we'll see what they're touching," said Patel.
This may be one of the most secure markets in the city of Nashville. A few weeks ago an outside camera watched two men try to break in. Police thought they were trying to steal the ATM machine.
When they threw a rock to break through the window it bounced back because the window was made of Plexiglas.
"If somebody wants to rob they come to my store to rob. I've got guns all over everything. I carry a gun. Everybody carries a gun here," said Patel.
An alarm sounds when customers open the door, and if they reach the door after they steal something there was another surprise.
"When they leave that door there's a switch right here. They can't get out. hat's it. They're locked in you know," said Patel.
Patel said he could not stand people who lie and steal. He said in some cases, he would give something away for free if somebody asked him for it.