Nano Gate to the Rescue

Anyone who has spent time apprehending shoplifters has either made a bad stop or come really close.  When I say “bad stop”, I’m referring to an apprehension where the suspect did not actually have the product on their person.  The most common scenario is that the LP Agent saw the customer conceal the product, but somewhere along the way the suspect de-concealed the product and the LP Agent missed it. Some days are like that when you are trying to prevent shoplifting.

Potential lawsuits can be filed for false imprisonment, defamation of character, emotional distress, etc. in situations such as this and can become extremely costly to companies.  Many retailers have stopped making apprehensions all together to avoid the risk of liability. A different solution is needed to protect your merchandise and increase profits by reducing losses.

Stores definitely need LP Agents making apprehensions.  This is a strong visual deterrent which helps prevent shoplifting because it sends an unequivocal message that your store is not an easy target for shoplifters.  I also suggest adding retail anti-theft devices to the mix to help your LP Agents make safe and responsible apprehensions.  Retail anti-theft devices will by themselves help prevent shoplifting.  Placing sensor tags, spider wrap, etc. on the product will further deter many would-be shoplifters.

3 Alarm products are a new series of retail anti-theft devices produced by Alpha Security.  I also suggest getting the Nano Gate from Alpha to maximize the 3 Alarm System. 3 Alarm sensor tags do several things.  One, they act as a traditional EAS tag that sets off the door alarm.  When you add the Nano Gate the 3 Alarm tags will also activate an alarm built into the tag itself (once it passes the Nano Gate at the door). An LP Agent should expect the tag to sound from the shoplifter’s bag when a suspect exits with a concealed item with a 3 Alarm tag attached. A sounding alarm confirms their suspicions and makes it safer to make the apprehension. No alarm and they can back off before making a costly mistake.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase retail anti-theft devices that help prevent shoplifting and increase your profits in your business.

For more information on using retail anti-theft devices to prevent shoplifting in your store(s), please contact us by calling 1.866.914.2567.