A Checkpoint Security System is designed for applications ranging far beyond just catching shoplifters in action, although that is its primary function. For most retail stores, the Checkpoint system includes anti theft/ EAS tags, door pedestals and their alarms, and a CCTV surveillance system.
The EAS tags are the Electronic Article Surveillance tags that are the focal point of theft deterrent. These are the plastic tags that now come in a very wide variety of styles, shapes and applications for a more streamlined product protection. These tags work in conjunction with the door pedestals and towers.
The towers and pedestals contain the audible alarming mechanism. As an active EAS tag passes through the doors, or in the protective field around the doors, the alarm registers and the audible sounds. Beyond activating the alarms, the towers serve as an important visual deterrent.
Since the towers are located at the entrance/ exit doors, they are easy to spot by a shoplifter before they even enter the store. They can see that the doors have retail theft prevention and do not need to go any further into the store. They will be more likely to pick a store that does not have a security system in place.
Another security component placed near the front doors is a public view monitor. Data has shown that when faced with their own image entering a business, people are apt to be more aware of what actions they take and use when in that place of business. In particular, shoplifting suspects are less likely to steal, when they know that their image/ faces have been recorded when they entered the store.
One of the alternative uses for cameras, CCTV systems, and Public View monitors that go beyond detecting shoplifters is for safety reasons. Cameras deter other kinds of criminal activity, like acts of violence and vandalism. A public view monitor that detects faces, personal images such as height, clothing, etc, operate under the same principal that anyone who sees their on image will be less likely to commit any crime.The flip side is that if someone does commit a crime, they are more easily identified due to the alternate views recorded. An entrance monitor is generally positioned to record the most complete view of a person entering a store. The camera angle is positioned to more accurately gauge height, body size and build, and clearly see the person’s face. All of this is translated into the image seen on the Public View Monitor.
A better identification often leads to a better chance of an arrest, and successful conviction. When more criminal activity is successfully prosecuted, word travels through the criminal community that this is not a store to mess with.
Having advanced Checkpoint security systems often helps more through the residual effects, than through the direct relationship to a shoplifting incident. By creating addition reasons why someone should not commit a criminal act in you store, you more effectively protect your store, your employees and your customers.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Anti-Shoplifting devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop shoplifting in your store.
For more information on Anti-Shoplifting, Checkpoint Labels, a Checkpoint Security System, Checkpoint Security Tags, Checkpoint Systems, or Checkpoint Tags and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at Retail theft prevention to Stop Shoplifting in your store or call 1.770.426.0547