How Alpha Alpha 3 Alarm Technology Can Add A Whole New Level To Your Loss Prevention Program
In my experience as a police officer, I would have to say that the majority of the shopliftings I have responded to involved some sort of concealment on the part of the offender. This happens in various ways and occurs across a large spectrum of people. I have seen people blatantly conceal items on the retail floor, by placing them in their purse or backpack or inside their clothing. This is typical of the younger crowd, although I have arrested an older man for stealing vitamins, which may say more about our health care system, than it does retail theft. I have also seen people remove items from their packaging, to allow for easier concealment, or hide the item in a stroller or cart. I have also responded to the calls where someone took the item into the dressing room and placed it somewhere on their person, sometimes even layering clothing or undergarments. I have even seen someone conceal items in their person, which is going above and beyond if you ask me; nobody needs a necklace that bad. Regardless of the method, concealment seems to be the most popular method of shoplifting from my experience, and requires special consideration. The best method to prevent shoplifting, of this nature, is to utilize retail anti-theft devices
Alpha Security has a myriad of retail anti-theft devices that can be used to prevent shoplifting.They have hard tags and locks that can be used to protect any item in your inventory. Many of these devices can be equipped with the Alpha 3 Alarm, which provide an audible notification alarm. The cable locks, for example can be affixed to clothing and other items such as shoes, purses or other accessories and allow the retailer the ability to secure the item without having to pin expensive items. The locks come in various lengths and therefore provide a wide range of options in order to prevent shoplifting. They are small and easy to affix and can be equipped with the Alpha 3 Alarm technology, which is battery powered. The alarm is designed to sound if someone attempts to leave the store with the item or tries to remove the tag from the merchandise. These Alarms are designed to deter shoplifting because concealment will not play a factor with these types of devices. These tags and locks are reusable and can be affixed at the retail level. You can also purchase anti-theft devices for larger items such as televisions, gaming consoles, tools and other high priced items.
I know some retail owners believe that equipping their merchandise with locks or tags or other anti-shoplifting devices is too troublesome and expensive, but as an officer and consumer, the up-front cost outweighs the potential risk to your property and your pocketbook. As a law abiding citizen and a retail shopper, retail anti-theft devices are important to me as well. They ensure I am getting the products I want at a reasonable price. Preventing shoplifting doesn’t just improve profits for the retailer it also ensures retail prices are not marked up, due to inventory loss, associated with shoplifting. These devices will also reduce the amount of time you are seeing me in your store, at least in a law enforcement capacity that is, and will reduce your frustration. These devices are meant to supplement your existing loss prevention program and floor level associates with detection and deterrence. They also reduce your chances of having to deal with a lengthy judicial process, to try and reconcile your losses.
For more information about Alpha 3 Alarm technology, contact us or call 1.770.426.0547.