The digital age has brought many readers into a new media- a digital book media. While many find these digital books progressive and convenient, there are still die hard readers that prefer the tactile feel and smell of an actual book made of paper. These are the customers that keep school bookstores in business beyond textbook sales.
That being said, it is also many of these paper book readers that are causing the need for bookstore security to be in place. 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.
In order to deter these kinds of thefts, school bookstores need to implement visible bookstore security. The most common is a form of anti theft device, such as an EAS label, and the towers at the doors. Having a simple, visible deterrent is usually enough to reduce book theft by as much as 80% in some cases. By using bookstore security also allows for the tactile customer to enjoy the feel of the book in their hands before, during and after they make their purchase.
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