One of the most problematic areas of clothing security is the fitting rooms. Fitting rooms attract different types of theft. There are the opportunists who don’t plan to steal, but find it irresistible to leave without taking an extra item or two which they have not paid for when tempted with a cluttered fitting room and no watchful eyes to do a piece count.
There are the amateurs who have already decided to steal a piece of clothing, but are too nervous to do it on the sales floor. They will wait for hours in a fitting room until they are the only ones left. They will also take a chance with clothing security tags. Some have even brought a pair of wire cutters into the dressing room to attempt hacking off the pin of a clothing security tag.
I have spent countless hours brainstorming security measures specifically for that area of the store. The challenge of monitoring a fitting room while protecting the privacy of a customer creates an extremely difficult task at best. Security tags on clothes can make a huge difference when the shoplifter is presented with the temptations inherent in the fitting room.
The best method to protect a fitting room from theft is to keep the fitting rooms monitored. Installing locks is a great suggestion; however, the retailer can possibly lose a sale with the potential service issues involved if a customer can’t quickly locate an employee to unlock the door.
A better option is using checkpoint tags whenever possible. Shoplifters usually bypass stealing when faced with the prospect of having to remove the security tags on clothes. Most shoplifters do not want to run the risk of setting off the clothing alarm when a Checkpoint tag is still attached.
To purchase the clothing alarm, clothing security tags and/or the Electronic Article Surveillance (or Loss Prevention Store. Your fitting rooms will stand a better chance of being theft-free with these simple additions to your clothing security.
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