THE ALPHA 3 ALARM DETERS ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME RING FROM STEALING HIGH DOLLAR MERCHANDISE!
If you are going to implement merchandise protection throughout your store, why not use the highest quality devices in the Loss Prevention market? I have used several types of retail anti-theft devices in my stores, and the Alpha 3 Alarm I would highly suggest to stores. It significantly aids in reducing shrink and gaining profits when utilized in retailers. The costs are minimal to implement when weighed against gains and benefits. My experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with a majority of theft prevention devices in use today, old and new. I’ve learned that shoplifters benefit each year from retailers who refuse to update their loss prevention plans and their store’s technology. If your trends continually increase, it is time to change your tactics!
One evening, I was in my Loss Prevention camera room scanning to see what activity was going on in my store. After only 30 minutes of watching the cameras, I recognize 3 organized retail crime members who have targeted my location previously. I kept constant camera coverage on the subjects, as my adrenaline starts kicking in. I wait to see what items the professional thieves are going to attempt to boost this time. The subjects boosted several of our high dollar purses the last time, so I figured they would go to the same department again. The purses they target range from $49.99-$169.99 per purse, which can add up quickly in shrink. We lost close to $1,000.00 when they boosted from us the last time, so we depended on the Alpha 3 Alarm improvements to properly deter them. I watch 2 of the subjects go into one of our departments and “act” like they are shopping. The 3rd subject scopes the store as a lookout, watching for associates in the store to ensure no one is following them. The 3rd subject does a hand signal to the other 2 subjects as an “all clear”. They walk over to our purse department and start looking at the higher dollar items. I can see on camera the subjects look at our cables, and start talking amongst each other. They were not expecting our purses to be protected by an Alpha 3 Alarm, since the store did not have this before. We placed the alarms on high dollar merchandise throughout our store, after seeing our shrink increase from merchandise constantly going out the door. The shoplifters continue to search for a row of purses without a cable. They knew if they try to cut the cable, it would alarm bringing immediate attention to them. The subjects end up leaving the department frustrated that all of the purses were cabled, and then exit out of the store. They jump in their car quickly and leave empty handed. An exciting, massive theft prevention for my store! This exact scenario is not uncommon for Loss Prevention teams to see. It’s proven a very effective deterrent out of several retail anti-theft devices that we have tried before.
This showed my store team the importance of ensuring we are utilizing the Alpha 3 Alarm and making sure we continue to use them as part of our Shrink Action Plan. The boosters could have wiped us out for over 2,000 in just 2 visits to our store. It’s incidents like this that make us realize the importance of keeping our merchandise protection standards updated at the highest standard possible. Even the store associates gave us feedback that they really liked how the cables allow shoppers to securely try on our merchandise without any issues. We were able to expand our purse display, allowing more product to be on the sales floor since utilizing our new devices. Improve your bottom line by taking retail anti-theft devices to the next level!
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