One of the most important means of recognizing ways to stop shoplifting in your store is to identify the types of shoplifters you have matriculating throughout your stores. I personally have come across many different faces in my days of Loss Prevention service. I’ve caught heart surgeons stealing sandwich bags. I’ve caught store managers tapping the store safes and tills. I’ve even apprehended a group of four ladies straight off of a church bus. All of them were seemingly mundane and harmless cases of opportunistic shoplifters.
However there is a different waive of shoplifters that you must know about. The kind who are crafty, desperate and in the know. These are the kind of thieves that don’t really care about loss prevention personnel in the store or the fact that you have cameras all over the ceiling. They’re in it to get ‘bang’ for their ‘buck’ (or lack thereof since they’re stealing) by grabbing as much stuff as possible in one fell swoop. These are the kinds of shoplifters that will go mad when they encounter the Auto peg tag by Checkpoint systems! See, these particular types of Checkpoint hard tags deny the benefit of allowing the thief from ‘sweeping’ your peg displays clean of product. What I mean by ‘sweeping’ is by removing the entire contents of product from a single peg hook display, in order to conceal them for imminent theft.
Shoplifters can certainly still ‘sweep’ the peg hooks with the Auto peg tags affixed to the products in question but there is no doubt that getting that volume of secured product past the EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) systems and out of your store, will prove to be utterly difficult. These wonderful little tags work by affixing to the tops of your smaller blister pack and peg hook products and providing the trigger needed to set off your EAS alarm system. More professional thieves will take arm loads (not just handfuls) of smaller expensive product. If they ‘sweep’ up an arm load of product with these clever Checkpoint hard tags on them, they will certainly find difficulty in moving enough of the tags to circumvent detection by the EAS pedestals at the front of the store. A thief would have to quite literally take the time to remove every single last Checkpoint hard tag from each product swept from the peg hook. A major inconvenience and deterrent! If you want to stop shoplifting and keep product on your displays and into the hands of paying customers, these are the way to go.
The types of product these tags help secure are some of the most commonly targeted products by shoplifters. These include but are not limited to batteries, cosmetics, razor blades, condoms, ink cartridges, allergy medicines, diabetic testing strips, weight loss supplements, electronic toothbrushes and some cell phones. All of these items (and more) are often ‘swept’ from peg hooks by the arms loads and stolen from stores every day. At this very moment even, someone is cleaning off a peg full of batteries from a display and dumping them into a bag or the bottom of an infant stroller. The benefit to thief is the ability to take a mass quantity of the same product at one time, then turn around and sell them on the black market for half price. All of the above named items command a decent retail price and beneficial targets for shoplifters looking to make a clean sweep and maximize their ‘take’. Imagine what someone who ‘sweeps’ two dozen packs of batteries from a single peg hook would make? At an average of $6.00 per pack, the crook could make just shy of $75 (street price) for a half dozen. Pop a Checkpoint brand Auto peg tag on these items and that easy money dream is all over for the shoplifter. The thief would literally have to destroy the visual appeal of the product in order to remove the tags from them, rendering them virtually useless on the black market for resale!
For more information about the Auto peg tag, contact us or call 1-770-426-0547.