Anti-shoplifting devices deter thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from leaving your business within minutes. With me being the “eye in the sky” for retailers, you would be surprised how many high dollar thefts I see on a daily basis. There is good reason behind why a majority of large retailers have already invested in a Checkpoint Security System.
It’s 3:00pm on at Saturday and the store is full of foot traffic on a busy sales day. The store is filled with long lines of customers making purchases, busy cashiers at the registers, and the management staff checking sales hourly hoping they will hit their daily goal. While everything seems to be running smooth out on the sales floor, I’m in my Loss Prevention office scanning the store for shoplifters. I see on camera, 2 subjects scoping the store suspiciously for cameras. Within minutes of seeing their behavior, Subject 1 grabs 7 jackets and 8 pair of pants off of a clothing fixture without looking at prices or sizes. They chose this fixture because the items were high demand brands that were also high dollar items. Subject 2, quickly pulls 2 large empty shopping bags out of their pocket, and they began rapidly stuffing all 15 items. The concealment is complete and they are now ready to leave. The shoplifters head quickly toward the stores exit doors which is equipped with a Checkpoint Security System, an emerged leader in anti-shoplifting devices in the Loss Prevention world. They did not realize they made a crucial mistake. The merchandise is equipped with merchandise protection that was hardly visible. The Checkpoint Security System starts alarming as they approach and now all eyes are on the shoplifters from the people on the sales floor. Within minutes it went from $1,242.00 going right out the door, to now the shoplifters nervously dropping the bags of merchandise on the ground leaving immediately with NOTHING. A big theft prevention for the store that day!
Think about how many times per week this happens. What if the same 2 subjects came into your store once a week? You would lose around $60,000 just from 2 people in only a 1 year period. Many of the shoplifters I watch, it’s not the first time I’ve seen them in the store before and it’s hardly ever a one-time incident. Think of how many more shoplifters who are stealing from you as well, which could triple the amount of loss dollars easily. So why not invest in technology that will aid in helping your business manage losses? In this day and age, it is not realistic for associate awareness on the sales floor to be enough in deterring the thieves. The shoplifters will purposely wait till associates are busy with customers and use that perfect opportunity to steal when no one is around. There is no possible way for a store to observe everything that is going on.
In my several years of Loss Prevention experience, I see a high amount of these incidents happening on CCTV due to Anti-shoplifting devices. A Checkpoint Security System should be required in every store to deter daily theft walk outs to prevent shrink from spiraling out of control before you even know it. Give yourself that peace of mind so you can focus on your customers and sales, versus worrying about high dollar merchandise leaving your building from thieves. The problem will not get better on its own, but will only get worse. I would suggest a Checkpoint Security System if you are looking for detection that truly works, at an inexpensive price.
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