Prevent Shoplifting The Safe Way

I, like some of you reading this, originally learned the old school method to prevent shoplifting: Chase them down, rough ‘em up, cuff ‘em up, and drag ‘em back by any means necessary. Well, as I’m sure you know, times have changed and the world of Loss Prevention isn’t as safe as it used to be. Just recently in the Arlington Heights suburb of Chicago two store employees were struck by a getaway driver as they attempted to chase down a thief. Both men had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries and the shoplifter got away.

 We all want to go home in the same condition we were in when we arrived to work. The best way to ensure that is not by trying to prevent shoplifting with brute force, but by employing Checkpoint Systems to reduce shrink the smart way. Checkpoint Systems offers a variety of products and solutions designed to make your merchandise undesirable to crooks while still allowing your honest, paying customers access to the products they wish to purchase.

 There are a number of horror stories, like the one above, associated with the business. I’ve heard of security guards reaching into cars to stop a shoplifter and nearly having their limbs removed from their sockets as the vehicle sped off. These actions, no matter how valiant they may seem in the heat of the moment, are ultimately foolish and potentially costly to the company. Plus, I imagine it must be incredibly difficult to clap for justice when you only have one arm. As the old saying goes, work smarter not harder. Find the solutions from Checkpoint Systems that work best to prevent shoplifting in your business and leave the heroics to the comic books.

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