If you are aware of library asset theft, then you more than likely have fielded an increasing number of complaints from students who have had things stolen from them while inside the library. If you take a closer look at the situation, you will probably discover that the root cause of your issues comes from not having a library theft detection system.
If students or administrators are aware of theft issues of “monitored” library resources, can they be convinced that the student body population will not also become victims of theft?
When resources like magazines, reference materials or electronics start to go missing, students start to view their library as unreliable. They are forced to seek outside resources to complete school projects, research assignments or just enjoy the quiet a library provides.
If the library is slowly becoming unreliable, but also is deemed unsafe, the reputation of the school is also damaged. The perception of an unsafe library can make the entire school deemed as unsafe, or seedy.
This can create a downward spiral as student enrollment drops, and alternative sources of funding are no longer available.
The nice thing is that this situation can easily be avoided through the installation of Checkpoint Systems for library theft prevention.
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