Protecting your stores from shoplifters is not the only reason for clothing security. Procedures must also be in place to dissuade employees from taking advantage of the system and stealing your merchandise.
One instance that comes to mind involved a very well-liked manager. Now perhaps I should begin by saying that we used Checkpoint tags for our clothing security. We were very good at making sure the appropriate type and quantity of security tags on clothes were in place. The problem wasn’t with the Checkpoint tags.
The problem was the indiscriminate use of our detachers. We used hand held detachers in the store for several very legitimate reasons, but we had become careless. It was not uncommon to have our detachers anywhere in the store with almost unlimited access.
We didn’t give much thought to controlling the access of the detachers until we started noticing one of our managers frequently wearing some of our newer clothing lines. More than one eyebrow was raised upon seeing him parading around the store in expensive new duds in light of the fact that he habitually complained about how little money he had.
He was able to remove any of the clothing security tags he wanted with his unlimited access to a detacher and no system of checks and balances in place. He simply changed clothes in the dressing room; either by layering the clothing under his own, or by entirely changing clothes when the shifts changed.
Because we failed to manage his freedom with a detacher, the security tags on clothes were ineffective. A system of checks and balances would have eliminated the opportunity for him to steal.
For more information on how Checkpoint tags, clothing security, clothing alarm, or clothing security tags can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at security tags on clothes or call 1.866.914.2567