No one even remotely associated with the retail industry believes that shoplifting is not a problem. The problem, as the individual retailer sees it is that it is occurring in his business, taking away his livelihood one theft at a time. Now the first inclination a retailer might have is to grab each shoplifter that comes into his store and bust his head. As satisfying as that might be, it is impractical and inefficient, since it is difficult to identify a shoplifter profile and the police and lawsuits would soon put an end to it.
To ease the problem, and to provide a defense against shoplifting in the form of a deterrent, stores that seriously want to cut shrink use Checkpoint Systems clothing security. Clothing is extremely vulnerable to theft by customers. It is easily concealed in handbags, shopping bags, or worn under clothing. That’s just the amateur and casual shoplifters. Professionals use more sophisticated means like booster bags and boxes, specially made clothing with container bags sewn into them.
The Checkpoint Systems solution to clothing security is to defend the store from attack by shoplifters by eliminating the advantage of concealing the merchandise.
The clothing alarm, actually a set of specially tuned antennas, stands silently at the exit door until it is needed. When items with a clothing security tags attached pass through, an alarm will sound, alerting staff that the item leaving the store still has tags attached. Shoplifters know and avoid stores that use Checkpoint Systems devices and clothing security tags, an excellent defense system against shoplifters.