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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- From security cameras to motion sensors, some business owners are beefing up security at their shops.

Many of the changes are being made after a string of break-ins this summer near Hicone Road where nearly half a dozen businesses were burglarized.

Jason Beal has done a security overhaul of his shop on Hicone Road where thieves stole about $6,000 in electronics in July.

Making matters worse, Beal had just opened his shop and didn’t have insurance yet.

Since then, he’s put in new motion sensors on his front door, glass window, and on his cash register.

Rodney Whitesell just put in new security cameras at the tattoo shop he manages on Gate City Boulevard.

Theives tried to break into his shop last month.

Police haven’t made arrests in either case.