Fitting rooms are a hard area of a store to monitor and protect against being used for shoplifting. Often the rooms are left unmonitored, unlocked, and – due to a right to privacy- are unable to be watched. That doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel of defeat. It just means you have to find ways to work in other clothing security.
Did you know that shoplifters in a fitting room make different sounds than shoppers in a fitting room? It’s true. If you listen to the sounds a shopper makes, you will hear the rustle of material and hangers as they are trying an item on, there would be the sounds of slight movement as they check themselves out in a mirror from different angles, and then the rustle of material and hangers as they change into the next outfit.
A shoplifter, on the other hand, will be much quieter. They are spending more time trying to hear who is outside the fitting room. They are trying to slide clothing off of the hangers as quietly and discreetly as possible. There might be a distinct snapping sound as they pull price tags (often embedded with clothing security tags) off of the clothing. Generally there will be long pauses of silence in between their actions, as they listen to see if someone is aware of what they are doing.
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