Prevent retail theft with technology

There are many ways to prevent retail theft.  A good loss prevention plan will include a multi pronged approach incorporating procedures, technology and staff. 

If you have ever visited a Best Buy you probably remember seeing a staff member at a station between the entry & exit doors who greets shoppers as they enter and watches them as they exit.  This is a loss prevention security staff member. Staff are expensive and in the down economy employees are likely the first to go due to that being the largest share of overhead expenses.

So how can a retailer use technology to prevent retail theft from ocurring?  The most impactful solution is installing an EAS system like a checkpoint system. The presence of the system is noticeable from outside most stores since they are installed at the exit entry ways and shoplifters simply would rather move on to a store that is unprotected than wrestle with trying to defeat a system or setting off an alarm. Always better to prevent theft than have to deal with it.

How the checkpoint system works is by detecting tags that are pinned on to merchandise or labels that are applied to merchandise.  When the security tags enters the antennas the alarm goes off alerting staff to an issue…without having to have a person standing there all store hours.

For more info on how to use technology to prevent retail theft go to Loss Prevention Systems

 

Posted November 12th, 2010 by Staff Writer and filed in prevent theft

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