The sound of the clothing alarm used to haunt me in my dreams for a couple of reasons. One reason was that the cashiers in my store frequently forgot to deactivate or detach clothing security tags. In reality some would forget; others claimed they knew which pieces were tagged, so they only needed to deactivate those particular items. Needless to say, clothing alarms found a way to go off at the doors almost continually throughout the day.
Another reason for my frustration was that I was new to the business and I would race to my camera system to discover who set the alarm off every single time the alarm sounded. Even if they were already out the door, I was determined to catch the thief in the act of stealing.
I no longer feel the need to prove something to myself or to my stores. I have also learned to train my cashiers more effectively on the value of proper deactivation. I have learned how to explain all components of clothing security as well as customer service and how they are interconnected.
I also learned to emphasize how critical it is to deactivate correctly the first time because it creates so much less work for everyone in the end.
It was as much a lesson for me to learn as it was for my cashiers. Those early experiences have fueled my success throughout my career.
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For more information about EAS system please call 1.866.914.2567 or contact us via security tags on clothes.