For those who work in clothing retailers you know how impactful shoplifting is to your business. Perhaps the easiest way for shoplifters to steal clothes is by wearing them out. The two most common ways are to simply exchange clothes or, most commonly, put the new clothes on under the old ones. This makes it extremely hard to catch, especially if they are doing this in the fitting rooms.
In order to catch this type of shoplifting you need to put security tags on clothes. It is illegal and unethical to place video cameras in fitting rooms or restrooms. It is also not smart to peek over or under the door to see what your customer is doing. To this end, the clothing security tags are the only thing you have to alert you to this type of theft.
You start by getting Checkpoint tags and installing a clothing alarm at the door. You put the security tags on clothes and then wait for the magic to happen. Now I never recommend making an accusation of theft based solely on the clothing alarm at the door. Fact is, most alarms are created by the cashiers not removing the Checkpoint tags from the products at the register. With that said, when the customer has no bags and the clothing alarm goes off then you at least have a good idea of what is going on.
Furthermore simply engaging the customer to see if they “need help with anything” lets them know that you know what they are doing and is likely to deter them from trying it again. It also helps if you saw them take 5 items in the fitting room and only come out with 2 and then set the system off. Process of elimination dictates they stole and you can safely make an apprehension at that point.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase a clothing alarm or clothing security tags.
For more information on Checkpoint tags, clothing security, clothing alarm, or clothing security tags contact us at security tags on clothes or call 1.866.914.2567