The local library has a societal responsibility to be a community resource. As a leader in information, libraries need to find ways to stay current and relevant. In this digital and technological era, libraries need to embrace and promote the latest in technologies. One way is to utilize a library theft detection system.

Many library theft detection systems are based off of technology similar to a retail environment. They use labels from checkpoint systems that generate an alarm at the exit doors if the label is active. During the checkout process, the labels are deactivated, and reactivated when the library materials are checked back in.

Just like the retail environment, these labels must be easily deactivated, as not to inconvenience the library patron. A deactivator pad should be in a location that is easily accessible to the library’s checkout stations. Since Checkpoint Systems are not directly tied into the rest of the check in/ out process, the deactivator pads can be placed wherever it will be most convenient for the library employees.

An additional feature is that these systems can be flexible in their cost. If the library is small, maybe only one deactivator pad is needed, and then shared between checkout stations. If more are needed as the library expands, then the deactivator pads can be added in.

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