Just like in the retail sector, many libraries are unaware of how much they need library theft prevention from a library theft detection system. The reality is that losses that libraries incur are often even more devastating financially than those to a retail store. The difference is because retail stores are revenue producing, where as libraries often run on donations, volunteers and city budgeting.
As a result, many libraries are suffering undo losses because those in City councils are unaware that libraries even incur such a loss. They reason that because the library system is based upon a free checkout, there is no logical need to steal. Then these councils reallocate budgets without factoring in losses from theft.
When there is not a budget to replace stolen items, it makes it harder for libraries to offer a quality service. When the quality of the libraries is perceived as going down hill, donations, community support and other valuable resources are no longer sufficient- starting a snowball effect.
By looking into library theft detection systems to discourage and reduce losses you will find that the long-term benefits actually help maintain the quality and integrity of the libraries. That makes it easier on the city budget to do what needs to be done to provide the community an invaluable resource- the city library.
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