Providing clothing security for ready to wear merchandise has always posed a problem for retailers. The merchandise has to be openly displayed so that customers are able to flip through it, touch it, feel it, inspect it, match it, and compare it.
Customers also want to try the merchandise on in most case to be sure that it fits correctly, which requires them to be left alone with the merchandise for a length of time. They may also carry the merchandise around with them while they continue to shop and browse.
Too often, this merchandise ends up being stuffed into a handbag, shopping bag, or pocket and becomes a shrink statistic.
Too bad the merchandise can’t scream, “I’m being stolen!” as it leaves the store.
Actually, it can. Security tags on clothes can make that announcement. Clothing security tags are attached to the merchandise before it is placed on the sales floor for display. The purpose of the clothing security tags is ultimately to prevent the merchandise from being shoplifted. The final step in the anti shoplifting effort is that when the merchandise that is being protected by the clothing security tags passes through the exit, it activates an EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) system designed to detect the presence of the security tags on clothes that pass in its vicinity, which in turns emits an audible alarm alerting store associates that a protected merchandise is leaving and requires attention.
Another benefit of the clothing alarm and clothing security tags is that its presence acts as a warning to potential shoplifters that their odds of committing a successful shoplifting just went way down. Unless the security tags on clothes are removed by an employee with a special tool, the clothing alarm is going to sound and alert the store that a shoplifting is in progress.
No shoplifter wants that kind of attention, and will usually choose a retailer that doesn’t use clothing security technology.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase a clothing alarm or clothing security tags.
For more information on clothing security, clothing alarm, or clothing security tags contact us at security tags on clothes or call 1.866.914.2567