Raise Profits With A Low Profile Checkpoint System
For retailers longing for a low profile Checkpoint system Loss Prevention Systems Inc. has the answer to your predicament. Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) is a great way to prevent shoplifting in stores. Just the presence of towers positioned at the front doors and tags on products can be all that is needed to turn a shoplifter around and send them out the door to commit their crimes somewhere else. As a former Retail Loss Prevention Manager for 14 years and possessing 27 years of retail experience I have seen the impact on theft reduction EAS can have in a store. I am also aware that while there are some stores that have an EAS system the owners would love to see the towers go away. Some feel they are a distraction and others believe they make customers feel like they are not trusted when they walk into the building (especially if it is an upscale look the retailer is attempting to present). This is not to imply the owners don’t want the protections of EAS they just don’t want the first thing a customer sees when they walk into a store to be the tower. This is why Bill Bregar, CEO of Loss Prevention Systems Inc. has introduced the Checkpoint Overhead System into the lineup of Checkpoint products offered by LPSI.
It is important to discuss the differences between the traditional towers most of the readers are familiar with and the Checkpoint Overhead System. Both operate using electronic article surveillance technology where an EAS tag emits a radio wave that is received by a tower and the tower then makes a loud (and annoying) beeping sound and flashes lights. The alarm and lights get the attention of employees who check on the cause of the activation and conduct receipt checks determining the cause for the alarm and recovering merchandise in the process. The EAS system itself is wonderful at preventing theft and pays for itself in the process. The issue that some owners have, as I mentioned in the beginning is that the appearance of the towers can be a distraction to some. The low profile Checkpoint system takes the distraction of the tower out of the equation. Because it mounts to the ceiling there are no antennas on the floor and the Checkpoint Overhead System is out of sight of the customer. It offers all the protection of EAS, none of the visual distraction.
Some of you who already have an EAS system may be asking if the low profile Checkpoint system can be as effective as the EAS towers you currently have or at least are familiar with. Yes there is an added perk to using them. I remember once as a Loss Prevention Associate a number of years ago I had a VERY tall gentleman, fill a garbage bag with merchandise, toss it over his shoulder and walk out of the store. The would-be shoplifter walked right through our EAS towers but he was so tall the tagged items were not picked up by the receivers! The Checkpoint Overhead System eliminates this potential problem. System coverage all the way to the floor from the ceiling ensures nothing can get past the unit without being captured by the unit.
You may also be wondering if you have to use different Checkpoint tags than what you already have if you were to transition to the new low profile Checkpoint system. The answer to that question is, “No.” The tags you currently use are compatible with the new system and require no changes or adjustments to the tags you are already using. The only thing that changes is the look of the store without the towers at the front doors.
EAS protection to prevent shoplifting is important and it adds profit to the bottom line of a store. Recognizing the fact that there are malls that will not permit EAS towers and retailers who want an upscale look the Checkpoint Overhead System is the right fit for you. Don’t allow mall policies or appearance concerns keep you from making business decisions that impact your profitability. Have a low profile Checkpoint system installed.
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