Inside store tour has potential to be used by would be thieves

Could Google Live Tour be risky for retail?

With retailers now able to invite Google’s Street View service in store, BikeBiz Forum users have highlighted what could potentially become a security loophole for would be thieves.

The virtual tours, already in use within the cycle trade, allows the user a 360-degree view inside.

One forum user suggested that the technology will: "let thieves sus out weak spots without physically entering your building."

To add your thoughts to the debate on the pros and cons of this service, log on, or sign up to the trade only BikeBiz Forum here.

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