Lost And Stolen Keys Can Impede The Effectiveness Of Retail Anti-Theft Devices; Put Strong Key Control Procedures In Place

 

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Lost And Stolen Keys Can Impede The Effectiveness Of Retail Anti-Theft Devices; Put Strong Key Control Procedures In Place
     My daughter works for a small box retail clothing store as a sales associate and cashier. Several times these past few weeks she has told be about finding duffel bags they sell in the store filled with empty packages, Alpha 2 Alarm Hard Tags and other retail anti-theft devices. She said that the tags looked intact as though someone had used a detachment key to remove them. She also told me that merchandise came from all different areas of the store so the culprit was moving around the store as he/she was stealing. I asked if anyone had reported anything suspicious and she told me that the store was busy, they were calling back-ups to the register and she thought the salesfloor coverage was frequently on the POS. She was very angry that people were getting away with the amount of items they were taking. I know the feeling. Having been a Loss Prevention Manager for many years, I am familiar with the frustration that comes with finding empty packages and evidence of theft. Truly angering is when it is apparent that a detachment tool was used to remove tags. Often these devices are stolen from retailers when careless employees fail to take care of them, especially the portable detachment keys. Stores need to treat detachment tools with the same importance they place on store keys. Failing to do so makes it difficult to prevent shoplifting not only in their stores, but in numerous other stores across the country.
     Alpha 2 Alarm tags effectively prevent shoplifting due to their visible deterrence value. Anyone thinking about stealing will readily recognize a device when it is attached to merchandise. Most devices have the words “Alpha and Alarm” printed on them, clear evidence that the product is protected with a retail anti-theft device. Some devices even have a flashing red LED indicator light which draws a customer’s attention to it. When we describe the 2 Alarms part of the devices we are referring to the loud, 95 decibel tone released when a device is tampered with. It also describes the alarm that is activated in the electronic article surveillance (EAS) towers when a tag comes within the detection field of the tower. The tags also require a special detachment tool to remove them from merchandise which is why the loss of keys and theft of them is a big deal.
     Store managers should be placing controls on their portable detachment keys. First each of the keys has a serial number on them. This number should be recorded in a control log and periodically audited to ensure it is up to date. Over time the portable keys do start to break due to wear and tear. When this happens, they should be pulled from use and sent back to the manufacturer with a request for a new key. When pulled from service there should be a column on the control log to indicate when it was removed. When the replacement key arrives, notate that serial number in the log book. A key sign out log should also be used requiring the associate to print and sign for the keys and enter the date and time the keys are being received. They also need to sign them back in when they are done.
     Are portable keys necessary? Can a store get by with only the counter mounted units? Portable keys are necessary so tags can be placed on products and sometimes there is a need to remove tags on the salesfloor or in the stockroom. For instance you may have a separate locked stockroom for electronics and you have your team apply Alpha 2 alarm spider wrap on items while they are still in a secure area of the store. Your salesfloor employees may need to remove clothing from the salesfloor to send back to a vendor. It is much easier for them to remove Alpha hard tags while working with the merchandise on the floor. You will find it can be much easier to accomplish some tasks with a portable removal device than the mounted units. 
     Retail anti-theft devices are an absolute necessity and can save you money and reduce shortage exponentially. Alpha 2 alarm devices prevent shoplifting and employee theft through deterrence and detection. Just remember it is still important to give great customer service to deter thieves and control your Alpha detachment tools in order to optimize their effectiveness.
Retail anti-theft devices are important and we can help you with them. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.
     
      

My daughter works for a small box retail clothing store as a sales associate and cashier. Several times these past few weeks she has told be about finding duffel bags they sell in the store filled with empty packages, Alpha 2 Alarm Hard Tags and other retail anti-theft devices. She said that the tags looked intact as though someone had used a detachment key to remove them. She also told me that merchandise came from all different areas of the store so the culprit was moving around the store as he/she was stealing. I asked if anyone had reported anything suspicious and she told me that the store was busy, they were calling back-ups to the register and she thought the salesfloor coverage was frequently on the POS. She was very angry that people were getting away with the amount of items they were taking. I know the feeling. Having been a Loss Prevention Manager for many years, I am familiar with the frustration that comes with finding empty packages and evidence of theft. Truly angering is when it is apparent that a detachment tool was used to remove tags. Often these devices are stolen from retailers when careless employees fail to take care of them, especially the portable detachment keys. Stores need to treat detachment tools with the same importance they place on store keys. Failing to do so makes it difficult to prevent shoplifting not only in their stores, but in numerous other stores across the country.

Alpha 2 Alarm tags effectively prevent shoplifting due to their visible deterrence value. Anyone thinking about stealing will readily recognize a device when it is attached to merchandise. Most devices have the words “Alpha and Alarm” printed on them, clear evidence that the product is protected with a retail anti-theft device. Some devices even have a flashing red LED indicator light which draws a customer’s attention to it. When we describe the 2 Alarms part of the devices we are referring to the loud, 95 decibel tone released when a device is tampered with. It also describes the alarm that is activated in the electronic article surveillance (EAS) towers when a tag comes within the detection field of the tower. The tags also require a special detachment tool to remove them from merchandise which is why the loss of keys and theft of them is a big deal.

Store managers should be placing controls on their portable detachment keys. First each of the keys has a serial number on them. This number should be recorded in a control log and periodically audited to ensure it is up to date. Over time the portable keys do start to break due to wear and tear. When this happens, they should be pulled from use and sent back to the manufacturer with a request for a new key. When pulled from service there should be a column on the control log to indicate when it was removed. When the replacement key arrives, notate that serial number in the log book. A key sign out log should also be used requiring the associate to print and sign for the keys and enter the date and time the keys are being received. They also need to sign them back in when they are done.

Are portable keys necessary? Can a store get by with only the counter mounted units? Portable keys are necessary so tags can be placed on products and sometimes there is a need to remove tags on the salesfloor or in the stockroom. For instance you may have a separate locked stockroom for electronics and you have your team apply Alpha 2 alarm spider wrap on items while they are still in a secure area of the store. Your salesfloor employees may need to remove clothing from the salesfloor to send back to a vendor. It is much easier for them to remove Alpha hard tags while working with the merchandise on the floor. You will find it can be much easier to accomplish some tasks with a portable removal device than the mounted units. 

Retail anti-theft devices are an absolute necessity and can save you money and reduce shortage exponentially. Alpha 2 alarm devices prevent shoplifting and employee theft through deterrence and detection. Just remember it is still important to give great customer service to deter thieves and control your Alpha detachment tools in order to optimize their effectiveness.

 

Retail anti-theft devices are important and we can help you with them. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.

     

      

 

 

Put The Freeze On Cooler Theft (And Other Merchandise) With Alpha Cable Locks

 

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Put The Freeze On Cooler Theft (And Other Merchandise) With Alpha Cable Locks 
     As I was preparing to write an article on Alpha Security products, my wife came to me with a newspaper article and asked if I had seen the story about a name brand cooler that has become the target of thieves.  I had not, so I was interested in what the report had to say.  I was surprised that anyone would be interested in stealing coolers until I saw that the newspaper reported the price range of these items from $250.00 to $1,300.00!  Well, this was a local newspaper so I had to put on my investigator hat and start digging a little more.  Was this a local issue, or is it impacting other regions of the country?  I was finding reports of this item being stolen in Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.  That was enough to convince me this is a major problem for retailers.  I had one more thing I wanted to verify.  I went to the company’s web site and wanted to confirm the prices of the coolers, yes indeed, I found the prices ranging from $299.99 – $1,299.99!  What advice would I give to any retailer that is selling this product (or high ticket product for that matter) to prevent shoplifting?  I would recommend using an Alpha Cable Lock to protect the merchandise against theft.
     Many Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices come in 2-alarm and 3-alarm styles and this includes the Alpha Cable Lock.  The 2-alarm version provides electronic alarm system (EAS) protection by causing EAS antennas to activate when a tagged piece of merchandise is carried into the area of the door where the antennas are located.  They are also tamper proof, sounding a built in alarm if someone tries to cut the cable or defeat the device.  The 3-alarm version of the Alpha Cable Lock has an added feature that activates an internal alarm in the lock if someone gets out the door with merchandise protected by this retail anti-theft device.  Concerned that someone could try to cut the cable to the lock?  You can be confident that this would not be an easy task.  The locks are made of 7×7 aircraft grade coaxial cable.  How strong is this?  According to the Fastenal website https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/45501 the breaking strength of 7×7 galvanized aircraft cable is around 480 lbs. 
           In addition to the strength of the Alpha Cable Lock and the 3-alarm feature, I also like this retail anti-theft device for this product because it can prevent box stuffing of this cooler.  My concern as a Loss Prevention Manager was not so much the theft of a cooler, ours were never in this price range, I was concerned with merchandise being stuffed inside and the customer getting it past the cashier.  The coolers, as I am looking at the images and information, have holes for a small padlock to secure the lid to the frame.  This hole could fit a cable through it, leaving some slack in the cable so that a customer can look inside, but not enough room to hide merchandise.  If used strategically, a store could prevent shoplifting and box stuffing with the Alpha Security device.
     Lest I leave you thinking that the cable locks are one trick ponies these retail anti-theft devices also prevent shoplifting of other merchandise.  They can be used to secure coats, bicycles, baseball gloves, even high priced detergent bottles with handles.  Anything that has a place the cable can be looped through is a candidate for being secured with a cable lock.
     I don’t know whether your store carries high priced coolers that may be targeted by crooks, but I feel certain that you need to prevent shoplifting of some type of merchandise.  Before you get cleaned out by thieves, contact Alpha Security and find out more about the 2 alarm and 3 Alpha Cable Locks.  
Alpha Cable Locks are important and we can help you with it.  Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.
     

As I was preparing to write an article on Alpha Security products, my wife came to me with a newspaper article and asked if I had seen the story about a name brand cooler that has become the target of thieves. I had not, so I was interested in what the report had to say. I was surprised that anyone would be interested in stealing coolers until I saw that the newspaper reported the price range of these items from $250.00 to $1,300.00! Well, this was a local newspaper so I had to put on my investigator hat and start digging a little more. Was this a local issue, or is it impacting other regions of the country? I was finding reports of this item being stolen in Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas. That was enough to convince me this is a major problem for retailers. I had one more thing I wanted to verify. I went to the company’s web site and wanted to confirm the prices of the coolers, yes indeed, I found the prices ranging from $299.99 – $1,299.99! What advice would I give to any retailer that is selling this product (or high ticket product for that matter) to prevent shoplifting? I would recommend using an Alpha Cable Lock to protect the merchandise against theft.

 

Many Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices come in 2-alarm and 3-alarm styles and this includes the Alpha Cable Lock. The 2-alarm version provides electronic alarm system (EAS) protection by causing EAS antennas to activate when a tagged piece of merchandise is carried into the area of the door where the antennas are located. They are also tamper proof, sounding a built in alarm if someone tries to cut the cable or defeat the device. The 3-alarm version of the Alpha Cable Lock has an added feature that activates an internal alarm in the lock if someone gets out the door with merchandise protected by this retail anti-theft device. Concerned that someone could try to cut the cable to the lock? You can be confident that this would not be an easy task. The locks are made of 7×7 aircraft grade coaxial cable. How strong is this?  According to the Fastenal website https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/45501 the breaking strength of 7×7 galvanized aircraft cable is around 480 lbs. 

In addition to the strength of the Alpha Cable Lock and the 3-alarm feature, I also like this retail anti-theft device for this product because it can prevent box stuffing of this cooler. My concern as a Loss Prevention Manager was not so much the theft of a cooler, ours were never in this price range, I was concerned with merchandise being stuffed inside and the customer getting it past the cashier. The coolers, as I am looking at the images and information, have holes for a small padlock to secure the lid to the frame. This hole could fit a cable through it, leaving some slack in the cable so that a customer can look inside, but not enough room to hide merchandise. If used strategically, a store could prevent shoplifting and box stuffing with the Alpha Security device.

Lest I leave you thinking that the cable locks are one trick ponies these retail anti-theft devices also prevent shoplifting of other merchandise. They can be used to secure coats, bicycles, baseball gloves, even high priced detergent bottles with handles. Anything that has a place the cable can be looped through is a candidate for being secured with a cable lock.

I don’t know whether your store carries high priced coolers that may be targeted by crooks, but I feel certain that you need to prevent shoplifting of some type of merchandise. 

 

Alpha Cable Locks are important and we can help you with it. Call 1.866.914.2567 and let’s talk.
     

 

 

Get the Biggest Bang For Your Buck, Invest In Alpha Security Products

 

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Get the Biggest Bang For Your Buck, Invest In Alpha Security Products
     Retail shortage is a huge problem and seems to get worse every year.  According the 2015 Global Retail Theft Barometer total retail shrinkage in North America during 2014-2015 was $36.79 billion dollars.  Shrinkage increase reported by respondents, who participated in both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 surveys, went from 1.28% in 2013-2014 to 1.87% in 2014-2015.  So what can a store owner do to drive down shortage?  Let me preface this by letting you know I have roughly 20 years of loss prevention experience and over 25 total years of retail experience.   Regardless of the size of your store, there are steps that any retailer can take to improve shortage results and, in the process improve profits.  It may surprise some readers that I am not going to say customer service is at the top of my list.  While customer service is important and it is a deterrent to prevent shoplifting and it does a great deal to improve sales, it does not have the same impact that a security system has when it includes retail anti-theft devices such as Alpha Security products.
     Here is what I mean.  Customer service deters shoplifting.  That’s wonderful and I am the first to insist that a business MUST establish a culture of customer service excellence.  The payoff is going to be a returning customer base, word of mouth promotion, increased sales and this also leads to a happier staff.  I could go on about the benefits of customer service but that will be another time.  The problem I see is that it only truly impacts one facet of shrinkage.  A security system built around retail anti-theft devices and closed circuit television will not only prevent shoplifting, but it deters employee theft and vendor theft as well.  The only area of retail shrinkage it does not impact is administrative loss, such as vendor billing errors, keying errors on receipts, mis-scanning product, etc.  A well designed system makes all thieves aware that theft is not going to be tolerated from the moment they walk in the door of a retailer.  Alpha security products include hard tags to protect clothing and accessories, hardware and electronics.  Alpha Spider Wrap allows the display of electronics products and accessibility to the customer.  Alpha Keepers prevent the theft of a multitude of products from health and beauty items to DVDs and videogames.  These retail anti-theft devices have visual deterrence value because thieves, whether shoplifters or employees recognize the challenge they will have if they choose to try to steal merchandise that is protected.  This may be trying to remove a clothing security hard tag and damaging merchandise in the process or it could be trying to cut an Alpha Spider Wrap and activating a tamper alarm.  The harder it is for a criminal to get what they want, the more likely they are to leave something alone.  
     The other protection offered by Alpha Security devices is that they do work with an electronic article surveillance system and when passed through an EAS antenna, these products activate the alarm.  A well trained staff knows how to properly respond to an alarm activation and can recover merchandise that was secured by a device.  Yes, I have had vendors and employees exit a store with merchandise that was not paid for and an alarm was activated.  EAS systems are not installed simply to prevent shoplifting but employee and vendor theft as well.   Many of the Alpha Security products can be purchased in either a 2 alarm or 3 alarm version, the 3 alarm adding an additional layer of protection in that the third alarm is an audible alarm built in the device itself.  In case someone exits with a 3 alarm device they set off the EAS antenna alarm and if they get to a certain point the internal alarm actually built in the unit activates (the third alarm is the tamper alarm). 
     Customer Service is a great way to prevent shoplifting and all associates should be trained on it and expected to deliver.  It will prevent a significant amount of shoplifting theft, but not all of it. It also has negligible effect on internal theft and vendor theft.   Retail anti-theft devices can deter and prevent shoplifting, vendor theft and employee theft.  Invest in Alpha Security products and know that you will start to see immediate return on investment with the impact on all areas of retail theft.
For more information on Alpha Security, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

Retail shortage is a huge problem and seems to get worse every year. According the 2015 Global Retail Theft Barometer total retail shrinkage in North America during 2014-2015 was $36.79 billion dollars. Shrinkage increase reported by respondents, who participated in both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 surveys, went from 1.28% in 2013-2014 to 1.87% in 2014-2015. So what can a store owner do to drive down shortage? Let me preface this by letting you know I have roughly 20 years of loss prevention experience and over 25 total years of retail experience. Regardless of the size of your store, there are steps that any retailer can take to improve shortage results and, in the process improve profits. It may surprise some readers that I am not going to say customer service is at the top of my list. While customer service is important and it is a deterrent to prevent shoplifting and it does a great deal to improve sales, it does not have the same impact that a security system has when it includes retail anti-theft devices such as Alpha Security products.

Here is what I mean. Customer service deters shoplifting. That’s wonderful and I am the first to insist that a business MUST establish a culture of customer service excellence. The payoff is going to be a returning customer base, word of mouth promotion, increased sales and this also leads to a happier staff. I could go on about the benefits of customer service but that will be another time. The problem I see is that it only truly impacts one facet of shrinkage. A security system built around retail anti-theft devices and closed circuit television will not only prevent shoplifting, but it deters employee theft and vendor theft as well. The only area of retail shrinkage it does not impact is administrative loss, such as vendor billing errors, keying errors on receipts, mis-scanning product, etc. A well designed system makes all thieves aware that theft is not going to be tolerated from the moment they walk in the door of a retailer. Alpha security products include hard tags to protect clothing and accessories, hardware and electronics. Alpha Spider Wrap allows the display of electronics products and accessibility to the customer. Alpha Keepers prevent the theft of a multitude of products from health and beauty items to DVDs and videogames. These retail anti-theft devices have visual deterrence value because thieves, whether shoplifters or employees recognize the challenge they will have if they choose to try to steal merchandise that is protected. This may be trying to remove a clothing security hard tag and damaging merchandise in the process or it could be trying to cut an Alpha Spider Wrap and activating a tamper alarm.  The harder it is for a criminal to get what they want, the more likely they are to leave something alone.       

 

The other protection offered by Alpha Security devices is that they do work with an electronic article surveillance system and when passed through an EAS antenna, these products activate the alarm. A well trained staff knows how to properly respond to an alarm activation and can recover merchandise that was secured by a device. Yes, I have had vendors and employees exit a store with merchandise that was not paid for and an alarm was activated. EAS systems are not installed simply to prevent shoplifting but employee and vendor theft as well.  Many of the Alpha Security products can be purchased in either a 2 alarm or 3 alarm version, the 3 alarm adding an additional layer of protection in that the third alarm is an audible alarm built in the device itself. In case someone exits with a 3 alarm device they set off the EAS antenna alarm and if they get to a certain point the internal alarm actually built in the unit activates (the third alarm is the tamper alarm). 

 

Customer Service is a great way to prevent shoplifting and all associates should be trained on it and expected to deliver.  It will prevent a significant amount of shoplifting theft, but not all of it. It also has negligible effect on internal theft and vendor theft.  Retail anti-theft devices can deter and prevent shoplifting, vendor theft and employee theft. Invest in Alpha Security products and know that you will start to see immediate return on investment with the impact on all areas of retail theft.

 

For more information on Alpha Security, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

 

Tamper Free Living- Alpha 2 Alarm

The best feature of the Alpha Security Alpha 2 Alarm products is their anti tamper alarm system. Built into each of their Alpha 2 Alarm retail anti theft devices is an audible alarm that emits a loud siren when the device is tampered with.
When you prevent shoplifting, having retail anti theft devices that monitors your merchandise every step of the way is an important feature to have. It is one of those functions that when you start to use it, you realize what a difference it can make. You also start to realize what you have been missing out on by not having it.
Most common shoplifters will simply bypass stealing from a business that uses retail anti theft devices. However, there are more organized, career criminals that will make attempts at defeating these devices. When you use the Alpha 2 Alarm products, you reduce the likelihood of even a career criminal attempting to defeat the EAS tags. 
The ones who still make their attempts will discover that they set off the alarm in the store while tampering with the device. Not only will it potentially stop the theft in progress, but it will also help you identify potential thieves in your store as their anonymity has been blown, 
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.
For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

The best feature of the Alpha Security Alpha 2 Alarm products is their anti tamper alarm system. Built into each of their Alpha 2 Alarm retail anti theft devices is an audible alarm that emits a loud siren when the device is tampered with.

When you prevent shoplifting, having retail anti theft devices that monitors your merchandise every step of the way is an important feature to have. It is one of those functions that when you start to use it, you realize what a difference it can make. You also start to realize what you have been missing out on by not having it.

Most common shoplifters will simply bypass stealing from a business that uses retail anti theft devices. However, there are more organized, career criminals that will make attempts at defeating these devices. When you use the Alpha 2 Alarm products, you reduce the likelihood of even a career criminal attempting to defeat the EAS tags.

The ones who still make their attempts will discover that they set off the alarm in the store while tampering with the device. Not only will it potentially stop the theft in progress, but it will also help you identify potential thieves in your store as their anonymity has been blown.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

Let The Tides Roll In- Alpha Security

High Efficiency laundry detergent is a high theft item in almost any store, in any market that carries it. The soap is expensive compared to its non-efficiency counterparts, but more importantly, it is used in making drugs. Because of its necessity in this illegal activity, dealers generally are more likely to steal it than to pay for it. So how do you prevent shoplifting such an irregular product?
Laundry bottles are hard plastic, curved and relatively heavy. EAS labels can be peeled off the outside, and would damage the contents if affixed to the inside. Straight pin EAS tags have nowhere to go, and puncturing the bottle would cause it to leak- spoiling the soap inside.
There are Alpha Security retail anti theft devices that are designed more for clothing security than detergent, but work surprisingly well. The Alpha 2 Alarm and Alpha 3 Alarm Cable Loks have a secured loop that wraps around the bottle’s handle. The Alpha 2 Alarm functionality will sound when the Cable Lok is tampered with, and the Alpha 3 Alarm version sounds directly from the Cable Lok, and not just the EAS door towers.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.
For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

High Efficiency laundry detergent is a high theft item in almost any store, in any market that carries it. The soap is expensive compared to its non-efficiency counterparts, but more importantly, it is used in making drugs. Because of its necessity in this illegal activity, dealers generally are more likely to steal it than to pay for it. So how do you prevent shoplifting such an irregular product?

Laundry bottles are hard plastic, curved and relatively heavy. EAS labels can be peeled off the outside, and would damage the contents if affixed to the inside. Straight pin EAS tags have nowhere to go, and puncturing the bottle would cause it to leak- spoiling the soap inside.

There are Alpha Security retail anti theft devices that are designed more for clothing security than detergent, but work surprisingly well. The Alpha 2 Alarm and Alpha 3 Alarm Cable Loks have a secured loop that wraps around the bottle’s handle. The Alpha 2 Alarm functionality will sound when the Cable Lok is tampered with, and the Alpha 3 Alarm version sounds directly from the Cable Lok, and not just the EAS door towers.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

You Can’t Take It With You- Alpha 3 Alarm

Shoplifters are continually trying to beat the system. Retailers are continually trying to beat the shoplifters, and so the cycle goes. Each time a shoplifter develops a new plan, there are new retail anti theft devices to thwart them.  Unfortunately, every time there are new tools to prevent shoplifting, shoplifters begin to find ways to defeat them.
As a result of this cycle, Alpha Security has come up with a different approach to prevent shoplifting. They developed the Alpha 3 Alarm retail anti theft devices. This is an EAS tag with an extra deterrent for shoplifting.
A 1 alarm EAS tag will create an audible alarm from the door pedestals, if a tag passes through the doors without being deactivated first. Shoplifters can tamper with the tags to defeat them, or they might risk setting off the alarm and leaving with the merchandise anyway.
An Alpha 2 Alarm takes care of half the problem. The second part of the alarm is an audible directly from the EAS tag if the tag is tampered with.
The Alpha 3 Alarm takes the first two parts and adds an audible alarm directly from the EAS tag if the tag passes through the doors without being deactivated.
No longer can shoplifters take their stolen product with them without being heard everywhere they go.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

Shoplifters are continually trying to beat the system. Retailers are continually trying to beat the shoplifters, and so the cycle goes. Each time a shoplifter develops a new plan, there are new retail anti theft devices to thwart them.  Unfortunately, every time there are new tools to prevent shoplifting, shoplifters begin to find ways to defeat them.

As a result of this cycle, Alpha Security has come up with a different approach to prevent shoplifting. They developed the Alpha 3 Alarm retail anti theft devices. This is an EAS tag with an extra deterrent for shoplifting.

A 1 alarm EAS tag will create an audible alarm from the door pedestals, if a tag passes through the doors without being deactivated first. Shoplifters can tamper with the tags to defeat them, or they might risk setting off the alarm and leaving with the merchandise anyway.

An Alpha 2 Alarm takes care of half the problem. The second part of the alarm is an audible directly from the EAS tag if the tag is tampered with.

The Alpha 3 Alarm takes the first two parts and adds an audible alarm directly from the EAS tag if the tag passes through the doors without being deactivated.

No longer can shoplifters take their stolen product with them without being heard everywhere they go.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

What Is That? – Alpha Security

I am frequently asked to clarify the Alpha Security Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm. More importantly, my clients are trying to figure out how to use these retail anti theft devices to stop shoplifting.
The Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm are just identifiers to the technology that is found within the Alpha Security lines of retail anti theft devices. Take the CableLok for example.
A CableLok is a portable and reusable locking system to prevent shoplifting. The cable lanyard comes in three sizes: 6”, 48” and 72”.
The alarm options are as follows:
The CableLoks with the Alpha 2 Alarm provide standard EAS protection if a breech occurs. It also provides an early warning alarm if the lock is tampered with inside of the store.
The Alpha 3 Alarm CableLoks incorporate the same functionality that the Alpha 2 Alarm models do. Additionally, the third alarm is the 95 dBA self alarm if the lock and merchandise is removed from the store.
The long lasting lithium battery, flashing light and visible speaker are standard on both the Alpha 2 Alarm and Alpha 3 Alarm models.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.
For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

I am frequently asked to clarify the Alpha Security Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm. More importantly, my clients are trying to figure out how to use these retail anti theft devices to stop shoplifting.

The Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm are just identifiers to the technology that is found within the Alpha Security lines of retail anti theft devices. Take the CableLok for example.

A CableLok is a portable and reusable locking system to prevent shoplifting. The cable lanyard comes in three sizes: 6”, 48” and 72”.

The alarm options are as follows:

The CableLoks with the Alpha 2 Alarm provide standard EAS protection if a breech occurs. It also provides an early warning alarm if the lock is tampered with inside of the store.

The Alpha 3 Alarm CableLoks incorporate the same functionality that the Alpha 2 Alarm models do. Additionally, the third alarm is the 95 dBA self alarm if the lock and merchandise is removed from the store.

The long lasting lithium battery, flashing light and visible speaker are standard on both the Alpha 2 Alarm and Alpha 3 Alarm models.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

No Need To Be Overly Complicated- Alpha Spider Wrap

It is amazing how many different retail anti theft devices are out in the market right now. It is a blessing for retailers to be able to finally have not only EAS tag options, but also to have product specific solutions to prevent shoplifting.
That being said, just because you can get extremely high tech or extravagant with features and functions does not mean you actually need to. There is no need to be overly complicated with your retail anti theft devices if you don’t actually need to.
Alpha Security Alpha Spider Wrap has three different levels of security needs. There is the basic line, which has a typical one-alarm functionality. The Alpha Spider Wrap is also available with the Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm.
Depending upon your store’s specific needs, you might not need to have the Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm. If you have a small square footage store, or the product is up at a POS where there is an employee nearby, having the early alarm system built in might be overkill.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.
For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

It is amazing how many different retail anti theft devices are out in the market right now. It is a blessing for retailers to be able to finally have not only EAS tag options, but also to have product specific solutions to prevent shoplifting.

That being said, just because you can get extremely high tech or extravagant with features and functions does not mean you actually need to. There is no need to be overly complicated with your retail anti theft devices if you don’t actually need to.

 Alpha Security Alpha Spider Wrap has three different levels of security needs. There is the basic line, which has a typical one-alarm functionality. The Alpha Spider Wrap is also available with the Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm.

 Depending upon your store’s specific needs, you might not need to have the Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm. If you have a small square footage store, or the product is up at a POS where there is an employee nearby, having the early alarm system built in might be overkill.

 Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

 For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

 

Creating A Tidal Wave- Prevent Shoplfting

Laundry bottles are hard plastic, curved and relatively heavy. Finding a plausible solution to prevent shoplifting has not been easy for the general merchandise retailers who carry these items. That makes it that much easier for shoplifters, mostly within the drug trade, to abscond with these expensive and largely unprotected detergent bottles.
EAS labels can be peeled off the outside, and would damage the contents if affixed to the inside. Straight pin EAS tags have nowhere to go, and puncturing the bottle would cause it to leak- spoiling the soap inside.
There are, however, some retail anti theft devices, which are, designed more for clothing security than detergent but still work surprisingly well. 
Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm Alpha Security branded Cable Loks have a secured loop that wraps around the bottle’s handle. 
The Cable Loks can utilize either the Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm technology. Store employees will have a much better chance of being aware of the thefts before the damage can be done. The Alpha 2 Alarm will sound as the lock is tampered with. If a shoplifter doesn’t tamper with the lock to defeat it before they leave the store, the Cable Lok will stay armed. If they pass by the exit door towers and the Lok has an Alpha 3 Alarm, the lock will emit an audible alarm for up to ten minutes allowing the shoplifter to be noticed and the merchandise to be followed.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

Laundry bottles are hard plastic, curved and relatively heavy. Finding a plausible solution to prevent shoplifting has not been easy for the general merchandise retailers who carry these items. That makes it that much easier for shoplifters, mostly within the drug trade, to abscond with these expensive and largely unprotected detergent bottles.

EAS labels can be peeled off the outside, and would damage the contents if affixed to the inside. Straight pin EAS tags have nowhere to go, and puncturing the bottle would cause it to leak- spoiling the soap inside.

There are, however, some retail anti theft devices, which are, designed more for clothing security than detergent but still work surprisingly well. 
Alpha 2 Alarm and the Alpha 3 Alarm Alpha Security branded Cable Loks have a secured loop that wraps around the bottle’s handle.

The Cable Loks can utilize either the Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm technology. Store employees will have a much better chance of being aware of the thefts before the damage can be done. The Alpha 2 Alarm will sound as the lock is tampered with. If a shoplifter doesn’t tamper with the lock to defeat it before they leave the store, the Cable Lok will stay armed. If they pass by the exit door towers and the Lok has an Alpha 3 Alarm, the lock will emit an audible alarm for up to ten minutes allowing the shoplifter to be noticed and the merchandise to be followed.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

Security Overkill- Retail Anti Theft Devices

Just because you can get extremely high tech or extravagant with your retail anti theft device’s features and functions does not mean you actually need to. Depending upon your store’s specific needs, you might not need to have the If you have a small square footage store, or the product is up at a POS where there is an employee nearby, having Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm might be overkill.
Alpha Spider Wrap has three different levels of security needs. There is the basic line, which has a typical one-alarm functionality. The Alpha Security Alpha Spider Wrap is also available as either Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm to prevent shoplifting.
Which one you need really depends on how your store is set up and what your goals are to prevent shoplifting. If you have a large footprint or theft takes place in remote parts of the store, having an early warning when the Alpha Spider Wrap is tampered with might be a good idea. If you mostly want the visual deterrent, than the 1 Alarm Wrap is a better and more cost efficient way to go.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.
For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

Just because you can get extremely high tech or extravagant with your retail anti theft device’s features and functions does not mean you actually need to. Depending upon your store’s specific needs, you might not need to have the If you have a small square footage store, or the product is up at a POS where there is an employee nearby, having Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm might be overkill.

Alpha Spider Wrap has three different levels of security needs. There is the basic line, which has a typical one-alarm functionality. The Alpha Security Alpha Spider Wrap is also available as either Alpha 2 Alarm or the Alpha 3 Alarm to prevent shoplifting.

Which one you need really depends on how your store is set up and what your goals are to prevent shoplifting. If you have a large footprint or theft takes place in remote parts of the store, having an early warning when the Alpha Spider Wrap is tampered with might be a good idea. If you mostly want the visual deterrent, than the 1 Alarm Wrap is a better and more cost efficient way to go.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store for Alpha 2Alarm, Alpha 3Alarm, Alpha Fashion2, Alpha Jewel Lok, Alpha Nano Gate,  Alpha Shark Tag, Alpha Spider Wrap and other retail anti-theft devices from Alpha Security to use in conjunction with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system that can help you prevent shoplifting in your business.

For more information on how you can use Alpha Security retail anti-theft devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system to prevent shoplifting contact us or call 1.866.914.2567