Over the years, clothing security has proven much less of a challenge than what was previously thought. Clothing security sounds like a daunting, or even scary task. The name alone can invoke a sense of uneasiness, “Clothing Security”. What does that mean?
As I observed the salesfloor from the “catwalk” of one way mirrors at a national clothing store, clothing security was the last thing I was interested in. I wanted to catch shoplifters. In my young mind, I thought “Take what you think you’ll get away with, I’ll catch you.” A point I didn’t really understand until a couple of years later as I grew in loss prevention. Catching shoplifters is a big part of security, but it is impossible to catch every single dirtbag that steals from you.
Later, the realities of clothing security included attaching security tags on clothes. Security tags on clothes; significantly, helps deter the shoplifters I couldn’t catch. I’ve always thought of security tags on clothes as my loss prevention partner. Working clothing stores as a loss prevention agent, I found I could count on security tags on clothes to assist me in preventing theft and loss and watched the areas of merchandise I couldn’t.
A few years ago I read a book written from the shoplifter’s point of view. The writer gave detailed instructions on how to steal, what to do when confronted by security and what to avoid when shoplifting. The writer, an experienced thieve in my opinion, mentioned security tags on clothes and the hassle they provide if your intent as a shoplifter includes getting out of the store unnoticed. He goes on more specifically telling his followers to “case” stores with no clothing security tags. He actually tells these people to wander from store to store looking for clothing stores with no clothing security tags. Are there really stores out there without clothing security tags?
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