Convenience Stores have their own special shoplifting problems. Customers are in and out quickly. Space and Staff is limited, Staff is usually at the POS ringing up merchandise (160 million transactions/day worldwide). When you add to that the high shelving, small merchandise items and blind spots, a Convenience Store is a shoplifting magnet!

Up until now the main shoplifting deterrent has been the use of CCTV cameras. CCTV is an ineffective tool for shoplifting. The thief knows you cannot be watching it as you would like. When it comes down to it, CCTV is really a reactive system. You only know about the incident after the thief has left, if ever at all. CCTV is an excellent system for deterring robberies and employee theft. However, asking a CCTV system to prevent shoplifting is not reasonable.

What is reasonable is having a plan in place to prevent shoplifting. An electronic article surveillance (EAS) system is a proactive approach to alert, not only you and your staff to a potential theft, but it also alerts the shoplifter. The presence of an EAS system alerts thieves that stealing is not tolerated.

Contact Loss Prevention Systems today for details.