Beware of Foil Lined Bags

Anti-theft devices are important and necessary in order to prevent theft. The majority of theft occurs through crimes of opportunity. These are situations where theft is made easy for the shoplifter by providing them with clothes and other merchandise that is not protected. Because of this, providing even cheap tags on merchandise can greatly help reduce theft and have a positive impact on your shrink.

 However, as we continue to develop new and innovative ways to prevent retail theft, professional shoplifters are always right behind us with ways to defeat the measures we have put in place. Currently one of those major problems is with foil lined bags. The bags are preventing the Electronic Article Surveillance from picking up the signal of the tags. Occasionally these bags are bulky and obvious, but I have seen plenty of them that are very well made and hardly noticeable.

 Because there will always be this epic battle between loss prevention and shoplifters, it is important to remember what to focus on when looking for shoplifters. My focal point is always on behaviors, not just what the subject is selecting. If you ignore a subject because they are selecting merchandise that is hard tagged, you may be missing something big. Stay focused on behaviors and you will catch those professional shoplifters that are using tools like foil lined bags. The bright side is that most jurisdictions will bring additional charges on the use of tools in conjunction with retail theft charges.

 Visit RBC Security Solutions for Anti- theft Devices and Anti-Shoplifting tools that can help you prevent retail theft in your business with products like Cheap Labels and Cheap Tags. Our Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS Labels and Tags are not cheap they are inexpensive and made in the U.S.

 For more information on how you can use Anti- theft Devices and Anti-Shoplifting tools in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to help you prevent retail theft in your business with products like Cheap Labels and Cheap Tags contact us.

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Posted April 9th, 2012 by Staff Writer and filed in prevent theft

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