When is the use of clothing security appropriate?
Anytime an apparel retailer opens the doors to his business to the public, clothing security of some sort is not only appropriate, it is mandatory. If there were no security of any sort, the shoplifters would soon steal the store.
Apparel security has its own unique set of challenges. The merchandise itself is desirable (necessary actually), expensive in some cases, and it is fairly easy to conceal a large amount of clothing into a small space.
Thieves conceal clothing in all kinds of places: bags, boxes, sacks, socks, pockets, inside their underwear, in umbrellas, in rolled up newspapers, even in various places on their bodies. Baby strollers have become popular vehicles to use in stealing clothes and other items.
The retailer has to display merchandise openly so customers can examine it or sales would surely suffer. Can you imagine having to make an appointment for a one on one visit to a store to buy a pair of jeans? Jeans, by the way, are a high theft item.
The retailers fortunately do have a way to openly merchandise clothing and still have adequate clothing security. This is provided by security tags on clothes, those items that shoplifters refer to as sensors or probably by many other names that are unprintable here.
The clothing security tags are attached by the store to merchandise that they want to protect because of vulnerability, price point, popularity, or any other reason that causes it to be classified as of high risk to shoplifters. Once the clothing security tags are attached they can only be removed by an employee using a special detaching tool at the point of sale.
If the security tags on clothes are not removed, an alarm will sound as the protected merchandise passes through a detection field located at the exit from the store. The alarm attracts the attention of the store employees who can then react accordingly.
Any time apparel is at risk to shoplifters, the use of clothing security can be a profit saver.
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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