Security tags on clothes will deter many potential shoplifters from stealing. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of shoplifters out there who will try to find a way to work around them. One of the most common methods is to take clothing into a fitting room. There, the shoplifters can bide some time as they try to figure out how to disable or eliminate clothing security tags.
Since it is inappropriate for a store to do anything to compromise a customer’s right to privacy in a fitting room, many traditional clothing security tools used to view what is going on are rendered useless. The next best thing is to use your ears.
Did you know that shoplifters in a fitting room make different sounds than shoppers in a fitting room? It’s true. A shoplifter will be quiet, very quiet. They are spending more time trying to hear who is outside the fitting room.
As they are sliding clothing off of the hangers as quietly and discreetly as possible, they are attempting not to draw any attention to themselves. There might be a distinct snapping sound as they pull price tags off of the clothing. Generally there will be long pauses of silence in between their actions, as they listen to see if someone is aware of what they are doing.
If you or your employees start to hear these sounds, offer customer assistance. Better yet, use clothing security to keep them out of the fitting rooms before hand. Keep the doors locked, keep the rooms cleaned out after each customer is done, and set a limit on how many items can be brought in.
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