Throughout my many years of working in retail security, I frequently found magazines as one of my top stolen items. I would have employees reading them in the break room and then take them home, I had customers flip through the pages for a recipe and then tear that page out. Thousands of dollars in losses each year came directly from our magazine rack. These were not items that we had monitored or secured through our Checkpoint Systems. It was simply an overlooked loss.
If you are working in a library then you probably already know that the most commonly stolen items are magazines. I had a friend explain to me that magazines are most current and have pictures and other pieces of information that people want to keep for them selves. I did not have a doubt in my mind when he told me this, because I had seen it all too often myself in my own job.
When you affix a Checkpoint Systems label to the magazine, you are sending a signal that the magazine is being monitored. Secondly, if someone ignores or doesn’t see the label, the alarms will sound, signaling that the magazine has not been properly checked out. Just like in our retail stores, combating theft is all about giving the would- be thief a warning (the library theft prevention label) and then a follow up (the alarm) if the warning was ignored.
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