Going off to colleges is one of many rights of passage for young adults as they transition into adult hood. It is the first real opportunity for many youth towards maintaining a sense of who they are as a person. They develop their own identities- some more honorable than others. As college bookstores can attest, some of these identities are riddled with a different right of passage- stealing books.
Many of these readers feel that stealing books, in particular for readers of certain authors or works, is a right of passage, or carries a certain clout within their social circle. For them, it is not just about having said that they read a book, it is about having said that they stole the book.
For others, it is an act of defiance as they think literature and information should be free to all, instead of sold for the sticker price.
That being said, these are the students that are causing the need for college bookstores to invest in bookstore security.
College bookstores need to implement bookstore security that is simple and at the same time predominately visible. The most common is a form of bookstore security is the combination of an anti theft device, such as an EAS label, and the towers at the doors.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Bookstore Security and Library Theft Detection System devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop inventory losses.
For more information on Checkpoint Systems 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 College Bookstores, School Bookstores, School Libraries, High School Library, or High School Bookstore call 1.770.426.0547