Reduce Pilferage Of Small Concealable Items With Alpha Jewel Locks
In my experience as a law enforcement officer, I dealt with a great deal of juvenile shoplifters. It seems that many juveniles tend to get involved in petit theft due to peer pressure and other social pressures. This typically results in the theft of small, easily concealable items, of varying value. Female shoplifters tend to take items such as makeup, small wallets or purses, undergarments, costume jewelry and other beauty items. Boys on the other hand may go for candy or food, videogames, electronic accessories, sporting equipment items or clothing. When I was growing up, small concealable items didn’t tend to have security devices, more than likely due to the lack of security options. I have seen girls who layered undergarments under their clothes, which doesn’t add a whole lot of bulk, and can be done in the privacy of a dressing room. Girls would also take smaller jewelry items like earrings or bracelets, and after removing the packaging, would wear them out of the store. Boys were usually a little less discreet, which usually got them caught, although many didn’t. From my experience they would try and stick movies, games, CDs etc. into backpacks and such on the store floor. They always think they are being sneaky. They say the average retail theft is between, $2.00-$200.00 per incident; therefore easily concealable items, need to be protected. Luckily for us in the retail industry, technology has improved greatly over the last two decades, not that I want to age myself, but it’s true. We now have many more options for securing these types of items. In order to prevent shoplifting in my store, I choose the Alpha jewel lock, to help secure those small irregular items.
The Alpha jewel lock is a great option for those small items, such as jewelry, small clutch handbags, undergarments, and even shoes. This is a smaller device that can be discreetly placed on small items without interfering with the products appearance or the ability to try on the item. They have a small wire attachment that allows you to put them around the item while allowing the customer some breathing room. These locks improve customer relations, while still protecting your property. It is easily applied in store, which allows for a cost-efficient re-useable device. It is designed to destroy the item or render it un-useable in the event of a theft. It can also be used on items on peg hooks, which allows for easy display options. The Alpha jewel lock is an effective deterrent for easily pilfered items, which are hard to secure, by other means. These work as a great addition and in conjunction with other loss prevention devices and will help prevent shoplifting. These can be used in specialty stores as well that sell large amounts of high priced items such as watch stores, jewelry stores, designer bags, shoe stores etc. They can be used on displays that aren’t regularly monitored as well.
I have used the Alpha jewel locks on various items in my store with great success. I have even found them to be an option on items I didn’t anticipate, such as sunglasses, electronic accessories, and even some sporting gear. They are very versatile locks that provide a great deterrent to prevent shoplifting. Regardless of what you need to secure, if you are looking for a small unobtrusive way to protect your smaller merchandise these locks are a great option.
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