Confronting or detaining a shoplifter takes an intimate knowledge of the crime. That means you have to personally witness the event. You have to know one hundred percent, undeniably, that the clothing the person has is yours, and they intended to steal it. While some of the larger companies have access to RFID tags as a part of their clothing alarm, smaller business still have to rely on being an actual eyewitness to determine which specific pieces of merchandise have been concealed.
During the initial detainment you have to make sure the shoplifter knows you have complete knowledge of their actions. That usually includes you stating “ I know you have Item A hidden in your bag (pocket, purse, coat, etc)”. By stating the exact item and the exact location the item was concealed, you have proven your knowledge of their theft attempt.
An accusation that has no truth to it can result in a wrongful detainment lawsuit from the accused, costing an enormous sum of money and time. You have to be able to dedicate your complete attention to watching a shoplifter. Sometimes that can be five minutes, sometimes forty-five. If dedicating that kind of time to reduce shoplifting losses just isn’t plausible for you, checkpoint tags are an effective deterrent.
They stop losses before they even begin. Clothing security, especially in the form of clothing security tags, pushes the shoplifters to a store that has no clothing security or security tags on clothes.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Checkpoint Tags, a Clothing Alarm, Clothing Security or Clothing Security Tags to put Security Tags on Clothes and an Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
For more information on Checkpoint tags, clothing security, clothing alarm, or clothing security tags how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at security tags on clothes or call 1.866.914.2567