Preventing theft of bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry items are the life-purpose of the Alpha Jewel Lok. When attached properly to the merchandise they are protecting, they simply hang relatively unnoticed, at least by those who intend to purchase the merchandise. But shoplifters should beware – this dainty device has a solid grip on its lovely jewel, and will not be letting go easily. In most cases, a person without a key intended to remove the device will ruin the merchandise it protects while trying to remove it, meaning shoplifters will have to pry the jewelry from the security device’s cold, dead hands.
I have had the pleasure of working with these jewelry tags for quite some time. In the store where I worked, we had been seeing jewelry flying off of the tables and spinning-racks – and not in a good way. It seemed as though we were bleeding jewelry at a profusely alarming rate. Necklaces and bracelets were being stolen in greater quantities than they were being purchased! This was before we started using Alpha jewelry locking devices.
Once we started placing the security tags on our jewelry, it was as if we tied a tourniquet just above the wound. Immediately, we noticed that the stock of sales-floor items was no longer being littered by popped price tags and empty boxes. Happily, we noticed that the items were still being shopped but, even more importantly, not lifted. These puny protectors were creating a profound improvement!
As with any defensive system, however, they were not impenetrable. There were still those determined few who would risk devaluing the merchandise by breaking it, to get through and take the items out of the store. Their goal was to snatch the jewelry, break off the Alpha Jewel Lok, dump it with the price tags, and make their way out of the store undetected. Unfortunately for one repeat offender in our store, these small safeguards had more to say when she left them buried behind.
We had begun to notice that a large number of these jewelry security tags were being found stashed under merchandise next to the jewelry, along with several jewelry price tags. One day, we discovered a few. Then a couple days later, there were several. A little while after that, there were dozens! They still were unopened and undefeated, evidenced by the fact that they were attached to what was left of the now-broken missing merchandise. We knew that we had sprung a new theft leak.
We began paying attention to the area and carefully watched those who shopped the area. Within a couple of days, we were able to spot the thief as she fiddled with the security tag, and then quickly grabbed several items, paying no attention to price or style. Sure enough, she went around the corner and started breaking the necklaces off of the devices. As she attempted to leave the store with the unpaid merchandise, the merchandise was recovered. She was faced now with the hard evidence of the Jewel Loks left behind; not only from this incident, but from the others as well. Her five-hundred dollar crime had quintupled into a twenty-five hundred dollar felony with restitution, thanks to these guardian gravestones that haunted the shady shoplifter and testified from beyond the grave.
For more information contact us: Alpha Jewel Lok or call 1.770.426.0547