Shoplifters employ a number of approaches when stealing clothing in a retail store. Clothing security should be a multi-layered approach. The front line is always customer service but the determined or organized shoplifter(s) will use tactics such as diversion and deception to thwart your clothing security customer service efforts.
Labor is one of the Retailers largest expenses. Because of this medium to smaller Retailers find it is not cost effective to hire LP or Security Store Investigators to seek out and apprehend Shoplifters in clothing security or in the protection of other retail goods.
To counter this a Retailer must use devices such as a Checkpoint Electronic Article Surveillance System (EAS), ink tags or physical security methods.