The need to have clothing security is not just about protecting your stores from shoplifters. It’s also about the need to dissuade your employees from taking advantage of you and your merchandise.
One instance that comes to mind surrounds a very well liked manager. Now perhaps I should begin by saying that we used Checkpoint tags for our clothing security. We were very good at making sure there were the appropriate type and quantity of security tags on clothes.
The problem wasn’t with the Checkpoint tags. The issue was with our detachers. We used hand held detachers in the store for several very legitimate reasons. We catered to several off site situations like clothing reviews or fashion columns in the local paper. It was very common to have our detachers running around the store in just about anyone’s hands.
We never really thought to control the access of the detachers until we started seeing one of our managers wearing several new items. He habitually complained about how little money he had, so to see him waltzing around the store in expensive new duds, more than one eyebrow was raised.
With his access to a detacher and no check and balance in pace, he was able to remove any of the clothing security tags he wanted. He then changed clothes at the store; either by layering the clothing under his own, or by outright changing clothes when he thought the shifts had changed.
Security tags on clothes were not effective because we failed to eliminate his liberty with a detacher. A simple check and balance of another set of eyes would have all but eliminated the opportunity for him to steal.
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