Where is a Loss Prevention Calculator for making an online purchase of an electronic article surveillance system (EAS)? No, I’m not making an EAS purchase but I was curious and looking at what it would cost if I were in the market for a used one. I found one for a little over 3K and according to the online seller it comes with towers, deactivator, re-activator, control box and a couple of other items. I saw no tags or labels included but I thought what the heck, I can find used tags too right? I can save a lot of money here. After I read through the entire description I found something at the very last line of the page that would concern me if I was a buyer. I would call it the small print but to be fair it was the same size font as everything else. The last line reads, “Please know what you are buying, know how to install & program”. I’m no electrician or computer programmer and I am sure many of you reading this are not either. I have worked around EAS for nearly 28 years and I have replaced a few parts but to install a system or program it, NO THANK YOU! An EAS system can save a retailer a lot of money by reducing shrinkage by almost half (or more in some cases) but you need to know that the supplier is reputable. Use the Loss Prevention ROI Calculator to find out how a NEW system can save you money and even pay for itself over time.
To locate and use the Loss Prevention Calculator just search for the Loss Preventions Systems, Inc. website and find the tab at the top of their page that say ROI Calc. The calculator will ask for your approximate annual sales and how much you are thinking of spending on EAS equipment and the result will show you how much you can reduce shrink by AND how long it will take for your system to pay for itself. There is no sales pitch or registration that is going to solicit a bunch of unwanted emails into your inbasket. Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. wants store owners to know how much a new Sensormatic system can save your business in theft related shortage each year. You are going to the web site of a company that has been in business since 1983 with the goal of helping small and medium size retailers stop theft and significantly reduce shortage in those stores (by the way, they like to help big retailers too!). That they went out of their way to create a free Loss Prevention ROI Calculator demonstrates their commitment to stopping shoplifters and their activity.
Perhaps you are one of those people who is an electrician and computer programmer and confident in your ability to install and program an EAS system. You may not even need to use a Loss Prevention Calculator because you are that sure of your abilities and can make anything work. What is your time worth? You may be able to get that used system and you may be able to install it but is it worth the investment of your time to do all of the work? If you are running a retail store you have to be focused on it and installing a used system may be more than you bargained for if it doesn’t work. How about a warranty and support? If you get a system like the one I found online there is no support or help for you. On the other hand if you purchase a Sensormatic system through Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. you get a 1 year warranty and you receive installation of your system by a Sensormatic factory technician. But the benefits you receive by purchasing from Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. don’t stop there. You also get free online live shoplifting prevention training from Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. and assistance in setting up a loss prevention program for your store.
I am not saying that there is not an appropriate time and place to purchase used stuff. However when it comes to Loss Prevention and keeping your merchandise secure there is no substitute for getting new equipment and the support offered by Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. So stop reading, go to their website and use the Loss Prevention ROI Calculator to find out how you can start saving money almost immediately with a new Sensormatic system.
Get more information on the Loss Prevention Calculator, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 today.