Having turnstiles and gates at exit and entrance doors is a useful way to reduce shoplifting. In some cases it actually enhances the effectiveness of bottle locks used to reduce shoplifting losses in liquor stores.
What a turnstile does is slow down the flow of traffic. When shoplifters are exiting the store, they cannot leave quickly. Groups of shoplifters also cannot leave all at once. A turnstile forces them to leave one at a time, in a single file line.
The turnstile and gate slows them down long enough for employees to catch up with them. In particular, if they are stealing bottles that use alarm embedded bottle locks, such as Alpha Security EASy Bottle locks.
Without a turnstile, groups of shoplifters could bolt out the door setting the alarm off as they exit. Employees, who are not aware of what is going on, might only have a few seconds to react. This is not enough time to do anything to stop the situation.
With a turnstile in place, the first shoplifter will set off the alarm, and might get away. However, because the rest of the shoplifters are forced to wait in line, employees have a better chance of recovering stolen merchandise or apprehending some of the last group members attempting to get out the door. The first shoplifter turns into a warning for the last shoplifters in line.
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