As more libraries are evaluating their expense reports in light of many budget cuts and restraints, the talk is turning toward library theft prevention. As library budgets slim down, the ability to replace materials and assets become harder as funds are spread thinner.
The need for a library theft detection system is often based off of the determination of actual losses a library incurs. That means an inventory should be taken to determine what materials are being lost and the costs incurred through their replacements.
What many libraries are realizing is that while books are a constant loss, the losses from other materials and resources incur a much higher cost to replace. These items are primarily in the form of magazines or electronic devices.
Computers, DVDs, and audiotapes are a much higher demand, and often create a larger financial loss. In addition to checkout errors, these items are more intentionally stolen. Electronics can easily be added into a personal collection, or can be sold to pawn shops or on ebay. As more retailers protect their inventories, thieves will intentionally target places that offer similar products with fewer security risks- leading them to public libraries.
A library theft detection system will deter these same thieves that are looking for a quick and easy score.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Library Theft Detection System devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop inventory losses.
For more information on a Library Theft Detection System, Library Theft Prevention, or a Checkpoint System and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at Retail theft prevention to stop inventory losses in your library or call 1.770.426.0547