Jewelry Hijinks Might Have Been Prevented If Alpha Jewel Locks Had Been Around; How I Was Outwitted By A Slick Senior

 

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Jewelry Hijinks Might Have Been Prevented If Alpha Jewel Locks Had Been Around; How I Was Outwitted By A Slick Senior 
     Loss Prevention personnel see a lot of strange things get stolen. Sometimes we catch the bad guys and sometimes they get one over on us. During the course of my years in the field I encountered all kinds of strange things. I had an employee I caught who stole pairs of socks along with other clothing and I caught a golfer with $300 in his wallet stealing a couple of packages of underwear but one of the oddest shoplifting stories was one about a shoplifter who actually got away. The shoplifter was an older woman, probably in her 70’s shopping in our jewelry department. Our store didn’t lock up all of our jewelry in display cases or in counter top displays. Some merchandise was out for open sale. Our retail anti-theft devices were limited to electronic article surveillance tags (EAS) tags on the backers of some items such as rings and earrings, but not all. While it would have behooved us to have Alpha Jewel Loks available to secure the smaller pieces like bracelets and earrings, they had not been developed at that time. I will get back to the story of the sticky-fingered slickster in a moment. First I need to discuss exactly what an Alpha Jewel Lok is so I don’t leave anyone scratching their head.
     Alpha makes all types of retail anti-theft devices but the only one they have that is small enough to offer EAS protection to items as small as a bracelet or small pair of hoop earrings is the Alpha Jewel Lok. This tag has a small, steel hook that locks closed in a solid housing unit with EAS technology built into it. The hook can secure clasps together, earrings or be clipped through a watch band. While you may be thinking that something this small could be broken by a thief, it is strong enough that the jewelry will break before the lock does. Shoplifters aren’t looking for broken merchandise as that defeats their purpose. The EAS portion that interacts with the alarm towers at the doors deters potential thieves who want to avoid alarm systems.
     As I was saying, this older woman was spending a lot of time around the costume jewelry counter looking at what I call the lower end jewelry. Some of it was gold plated or silver plated and could run up to around $50 a piece but generally no more than that. I caught myself watching her because she was in a high theft area but I then moved the camera to something else. I chided myself thinking, “What is this little old lady going to do?” As the customer continued to take her time picking up earrings, removing them from the backings, trying them on and then putting them back I couldn’t shake the feeling something wasn’t right. She was taking a long time trying the merchandise on, looking in a mirror and viewing herself. Part of me excused the behavior thinking that she was just a lonely woman with nowhere else to go and nothing to do. The longer she lingered the more suspicious I became and zoomed my camera in but still I saw nothing that looked like theft. The only thing that really stood out as suspicious was that she was looking only at pierced earrings and trying them on and taking them off. She didn’t look at any other types of jewelry. 
     After more than an hour of trying on earrings the sinister seventy-something went on her merry way. I knew something just did not feel right but she was gone and I was going to figure out what she did. I went to the counter and started looking at the earrings, especially a couple pair I could be sure she had tried on. As I looked at the earrings I noticed something, every pair was some type of gold. Then I noticed it, the earring backers that keep the earrings from falling out when worn were all plastic or silver. The greedy granny had stolen the gold earring backs from a LOT of our earrings. I don’t recall how many, but it was a significant number. To this day it remains a bit of a sore spot that she got one over on me.
      There are a lot of odd things that get stolen and just when you think you’ve seen it all, some new twist or turn happens that you never expected. Using Alpha Jewel Loks and other retail anti-theft devices on as many items as possible can minimize the amount of theft your store will experience and save you money. Just don’t let anything surprise you if it isn’t secured or locked up.
Need information on Alpha Jewel Loks? Give us a call at 1.866.914.2567 now.

Loss Prevention personnel see a lot of strange things get stolen. Sometimes we catch the bad guys and sometimes they get one over on us. During the course of my years in the field I encountered all kinds of strange things. I had an employee I caught who stole pairs of socks along with other clothing and I caught a golfer with $300 in his wallet stealing a couple of packages of underwear but one of the oddest shoplifting stories was one about a shoplifter who actually got away. The shoplifter was an older woman, probably in her 70’s shopping in our jewelry department. Our store didn’t lock up all of our jewelry in display cases or in counter top displays. Some merchandise was out for open sale. Our retail anti-theft devices were limited to electronic article surveillance tags (EAS) tags on the backers of some items such as rings and earrings, but not all. While it would have behooved us to have Alpha Jewel Loks available to secure the smaller pieces like bracelets and earrings, they had not been developed at that time. I will get back to the story of the sticky-fingered slickster in a moment. First I need to discuss exactly what an Alpha Jewel Lok is so I don’t leave anyone scratching their head.

Alpha makes all types of retail anti-theft devices but the only one they have that is small enough to offer EAS protection to items as small as a bracelet or small pair of hoop earrings is the Alpha Jewel Lok. This tag has a small, steel hook that locks closed in a solid housing unit with EAS technology built into it. The hook can secure clasps together, earrings or be clipped through a watch band. While you may be thinking that something this small could be broken by a thief, it is strong enough that the jewelry will break before the lock does. Shoplifters aren’t looking for broken merchandise as that defeats their purpose. The EAS portion that interacts with the alarm towers at the doors deters potential thieves who want to avoid alarm systems.

As I was saying, this older woman was spending a lot of time around the costume jewelry counter looking at what I call the lower end jewelry. Some of it was gold plated or silver plated and could run up to around $50 a piece but generally no more than that. I caught myself watching her because she was in a high theft area but I then moved the camera to something else. I chided myself thinking, “What is this little old lady going to do?” As the customer continued to take her time picking up earrings, removing them from the backings, trying them on and then putting them back I couldn’t shake the feeling something wasn’t right. She was taking a long time trying the merchandise on, looking in a mirror and viewing herself. Part of me excused the behavior thinking that she was just a lonely woman with nowhere else to go and nothing to do. The longer she lingered the more suspicious I became and zoomed my camera in but still I saw nothing that looked like theft. The only thing that really stood out as suspicious was that she was looking only at pierced earrings and trying them on and taking them off. She didn’t look at any other types of jewelry. 

After more than an hour of trying on earrings the sinister seventy-something went on her merry way. I knew something just did not feel right but she was gone and I was going to figure out what she did. I went to the counter and started looking at the earrings, especially a couple pair I could be sure she had tried on. As I looked at the earrings I noticed something, every pair was some type of gold. Then I noticed it, the earring backers that keep the earrings from falling out when worn were all plastic or silver. The greedy granny had stolen the gold earring backs from a LOT of our earrings. I don’t recall how many, but it was a significant number. To this day it remains a bit of a sore spot that she got one over on me.

There are a lot of odd things that get stolen and just when you think you’ve seen it all, some new twist or turn happens that you never expected. Using Alpha Jewel Loks and other retail anti-theft devices on as many items as possible can minimize the amount of theft your store will experience and save you money. Just don’t let anything surprise you if it isn’t secured or locked up.

 

Need information on Alpha Jewel Loks? Give us a call at 1.866.914.2567 now.

 

 

Everybody Likes To Get Something For Nothing

 

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Everybody Likes To Get Something For Nothing
Shoplifters, whether they are professionals or just stealing on a whim, cost retailers millions of dollars every year.  Many blogging sites and web pages are dedicated to educating others on how to get away with merchandise and avoid loss prevention personnel.  They share information they have gathered: which stores utilize retail anti theft devices, where cameras are located, whether or not there are plain-clothes detectives working in the store, and even when shifts change.  (When employees are coming in for the day they are busy and distracted, and those that are leaving generally have zero interest in dealing with a shoplifter.)  There are even articles on which stores will prosecute and which will just let you go.  Sadly, in the age of camera phones and over the top surveillance, many retailers have steered away from the zero tolerance theft policies of the past.  I still believe in having someone arrested and letting the officer handcuff them and parade them through the store all the way to the front door.  Then I want them stuffed in a patrol car, taken downtown for fingerprinting, and held in a cell for a few hours.  In my mind, that’s how you prevent shoplifting from happening again.  
Of course, the more important issue is to stop it from happening in the first place and not ever worrying with the repeat offender.  That’s where the tools like Alpha Keepers, Alpha Hang Tags, Alpha Thunder Tags, and Alpha Jewel Loks come in.  These prevent shoplifting through deterrence, which is paramount to any shrink reduction plan.  If a shoplifter comes in the store and approaches the targeted items, they will walk back out the door, shoulders slumped, and empty handed since they know they most likely cannot defeat the tools that are protecting the inventory.
I live in a super small town where nothing really exciting really happens.  However, about an hour away is a big city where we just had a very well-known jewel thief hit three different stores.  Her plan is the same in every store.  She is an older woman, and dresses in designer dresses and carries a very expensive purse.  She actually wants the staff to notice her and give her attention.  She asks the clerk to show her something with massive diamond first, acts mildly disinterested, and then asks for several other items.  She uses bait and switch tactics, and confuses the clerk with all her choices from the cases.  At some point she slips on the original ring with the bigger than life diamond, and walks out the door before the staff ever notices.  This is a seventy-something year old woman, and she has been stealing jewelry all her life and all over the world.  The one thing the three stores had in common was that none of them employ any type of retail anti theft devices, like Alpha Jewel Loks.  One of the employees that got duped by this old lady was the manager of the jewelry store.  He should have been setting the example and not pulling out another piece until she had given back the first one.  Instead, he fell right in her trap and was blinded by her appearance of having an elite status.  
Appearances can certainly be deceiving, but the truth is anyone can be a thief.  Most of it happens due to greed and not need.  They figure your store has fifty of something and you won’t miss that one.  
For more information on Alpha Hard Tags, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

Shoplifters, whether they are professionals or just stealing on a whim, cost retailers millions of dollars every year. Many blogging sites and web pages are dedicated to educating others on how to get away with merchandise and avoid loss prevention personnel. They share information they have gathered: which stores utilize retail anti theft devices, where cameras are located, whether or not there are plain-clothes detectives working in the store, and even when shifts change. (When employees are coming in for the day they are busy and distracted, and those that are leaving generally have zero interest in dealing with a shoplifter.) There are even articles on which stores will prosecute and which will just let you go. Sadly, in the age of camera phones and over the top surveillance, many retailers have steered away from the zero tolerance theft policies of the past. I still believe in having someone arrested and letting the officer handcuff them and parade them through the store all the way to the front door. Then I want them stuffed in a patrol car, taken downtown for fingerprinting, and held in a cell for a few hours. In my mind, that’s how you prevent shoplifting from happening again.  

Of course, the more important issue is to stop it from happening in the first place and not ever worrying with the repeat offender.  That’s where the tools like Alpha Keepers, Alpha Hang Tags, Alpha Thunder Tags, and Alpha Jewel Loks come in. These prevent shoplifting through deterrence, which is paramount to any shrink reduction plan. If a shoplifter comes in the store and approaches the targeted items, they will walk back out the door, shoulders slumped, and empty handed since they know they most likely cannot defeat the tools that are protecting the inventory.

I live in a super small town where nothing really exciting really happens. However, about an hour away is a big city where we just had a very well-known jewel thief hit three different stores. Her plan is the same in every store. She is an older woman, and dresses in designer dresses and carries a very expensive purse. She actually wants the staff to notice her and give her attention. She asks the clerk to show her something with massive diamond first, acts mildly disinterested, and then asks for several other items. She uses bait and switch tactics, and confuses the clerk with all her choices from the cases. At some point she slips on the original ring with the bigger than life diamond, and walks out the door before the staff ever notices. This is a seventy-something year old woman, and she has been stealing jewelry all her life and all over the world. The one thing the three stores had in common was that none of them employ any type of retail anti theft devices, like Alpha Jewel Loks. One of the employees that got duped by this old lady was the manager of the jewelry store. He should have been setting the example and not pulling out another piece until she had given back the first one. Instead, he fell right in her trap and was blinded by her appearance of having an elite status.  

Appearances can certainly be deceiving, but the truth is anyone can be a thief. Most of it happens due to greed and not need. They figure your store has fifty of something and you won’t miss that one.  

For more information on Alpha Hard Tags, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

 

Economic Efficiency Award- Alpha Nano Gate

When you are a small retailer, you are constantly on the look out for ways to reduce your overhead. Finding a cost effective way to prevent shoplifting is beneficial in not only reducing your operating costs, but to also increase your revenue through maximizing inventory availability.
One of the more cost efficient retail anti theft devices is the Alpha Security Alpha Nano Gate. The “Best Retail Product” award winner for economic efficiency in 2012, the Alpha Nano Gate is a small footprint antennae designed as an alternative to the larger EAS pedestals commonly found in the retail sector to prevent shoplifting.
The small design is easily installed with six screws and a battery to back up the system in case of power failure or intentional tampering.  This design makes it easy to be installed into the smaller entryways often found in specialty boutiques and locally owned retail establishments.
The device literally is plugged in and ready to go. Without a need for a service contract, bulky wiring, or tuning, it is easy to see why these retail anti theft devices won their award in the economic efficiency category.
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 

When you are a small retailer, you are constantly on the look out for ways to reduce your overhead. Finding a cost effective way to prevent shoplifting is beneficial in not only reducing your operating costs, but to also increase your revenue through maximizing inventory availability.

One of the more cost efficient retail anti theft devices is the Alpha Security Alpha Nano Gate. The “Best Retail Product” award winner for economic efficiency in 2012, the Alpha Nano Gate is a small footprint antennae designed as an alternative to the larger EAS pedestals commonly found in the retail sector to prevent shoplifting.

The small design is easily installed with six screws and a battery to back up the system in case of power failure or intentional tampering.  This design makes it easy to be installed into the smaller entryways often found in specialty boutiques and locally owned retail establishments.

The device literally is plugged in and ready to go. Without a need for a service contract, bulky wiring, or tuning, it is easy to see why these retail anti theft devices won their award in the economic efficiency category.

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 

 

Merchandise Availability- Alpha Security

When we look at ways to prevent shoplifting, we are really trying to do is to increase our merchandise availability. Sure, no one really wants thieves and crooks taking advantage of our businesses, but the bottom line is about maximizing our availability to increase our revenue from customer sales.
Retail anti theft devices, such as the one developed by industry leader Alpha Security, are tried and true tools specifically created to prevent shoplifting. As shoplifting decreases, our inventories become more accurate and more plentiful (due to a lack of missing merchandise). We, as retailers, spend significantly less time worrying about whether or not we have a particular item in stock, and more time getting the customers to actually buy them.
When customers can walk into a location and find the item they want, and the quantity they need, sales increase. Taking it one step further, you also get the advantage of repeat business. The customer knows they can rely on your retail location to be in stock for their consumer needs. By reducing theft through the use of Alpha Security retail anti theft devices, you assure you have the right in stock availability to satisfy your customer’s needs. 
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 

When we look at ways to prevent shoplifting, we are really trying to do is to increase our merchandise availability. Sure, no one really wants thieves and crooks taking advantage of our businesses, but the bottom line is about maximizing our availability to increase our revenue from customer sales.

Retail anti theft devices, such as the one developed by industry leader Alpha Security, are tried and true tools specifically created to prevent shoplifting. As shoplifting decreases, our inventories become more accurate and more plentiful (due to a lack of missing merchandise). We, as retailers, spend significantly less time worrying about whether or not we have a particular item in stock, and more time getting the customers to actually buy them.

When customers can walk into a location and find the item they want, and the quantity they need, sales increase. Taking it one step further, you also get the advantage of repeat business. The customer knows they can rely on your retail location to be in stock for their consumer needs. By reducing theft through the use of Alpha Security retail anti theft devices, you assure you have the right in stock availability to satisfy your customer’s needs. 

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 

 

New In Box-Alpha Spider Wrap

Some inventory items are valuable only if they can be resold as NIB or New In Box. Any damage to the box, or a lack of tags is an indicator that the product is either used, or stolen- both of which reduces the resale value as well as the actual ability to be resold. Other items can be sold without the box. In those cases, the Alpha Security Alpha Spider Wrap is an effective deterrent.
Power tools are a good example of an item that does not need to be sold new in box. In some cases, it is even easier to sell power tools if they look to be slightly used. These tools are taken to construction sites and sold with a story that they no longer need them, or they didn’t like the tool and bought a different one.
The Alpha Spider Wrap retail anti theft devices prevent shoplifting by keeping the power tools in their boxes. This makes them harder to steal. A large box is more obvious walking out a door, than a power tool tucked inside of a coat. If the Alpha Spider Wrap wires are cut to eliminate the tools packaging, an audible alarm is activated, alerting everyone around that the box is being tampered with.
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 

Some inventory items are valuable only if they can be resold as NIB or New In Box. Any damage to the box, or a lack of tags is an indicator that the product is either used, or stolen- both of which reduces the resale value as well as the actual ability to be resold. Other items can be sold without the box. In those cases, the Alpha Security Alpha Spider Wrap is an effective deterrent.

Power tools are a good example of an item that does not need to be sold new in box. In some cases, it is even easier to sell power tools if they look to be slightly used. These tools are taken to construction sites and sold with a story that they no longer need them, or they didn’t like the tool and bought a different one.

The Alpha Spider Wrap retail anti theft devices prevent shoplifting by keeping the power tools in their boxes. This makes them harder to steal. A large box is more obvious walking out a door, than a power tool tucked inside of a coat. If the Alpha Spider Wrap wires are cut to eliminate the tools packaging, an audible alarm is activated, alerting everyone around that the box is being tampered with.

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 

 

On The Way Out- Prevent Shoplifting

If you are one of the 95% of retailers who has experienced shoplifting in your stores over the last few years, you might be trying to figure out how to build a better mousetrap that will prevent shoplifting. The success will be in not stopping the shoplifters once they have started trying to steal, but rather stopping them from wanting to steal once they are in your store.
That subtle difference can mean the world to your shrink results and to your bottom line. Many retailers don’t realize just how hard it is to stop a shoplifter once they have started the shoplifting process.
If a shoplifter has come into the store and weighed the effectiveness of your security with their own level of confidence and decided they can get away with the theft, it is too late. Now the shoplifter has a goal in mind, and a plan. Once they have the merchandise in their possession, they are determined to get back out of the store, sometimes by whatever means they deem necessary- including violence.
By beefing up your retail anti theft devices and other kinds of store security, you start to weigh the scales back into your favor, persuading the shoplifter to steal somewhere less risky.
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 

If you are one of the 95% of retailers who has experienced shoplifting in your stores over the last few years, you might be trying to figure out how to build a better mousetrap that will prevent shoplifting. The success will be in not stopping the shoplifters once they have started trying to steal, but rather stopping them from wanting to steal once they are in your store.

That subtle difference can mean the world to your shrink results and to your bottom line. Many retailers don’t realize just how hard it is to stop a shoplifter once they have started the shoplifting process.

If a shoplifter has come into the store and weighed the effectiveness of your security with their own level of confidence and decided they can get away with the theft, it is too late. Now the shoplifter has a goal in mind, and a plan. Once they have the merchandise in their possession, they are determined to get back out of the store, sometimes by whatever means they deem necessary- including violence.

By beefing up your retail anti theft devices and other kinds of store security, you start to weigh the scales back into your favor, persuading the shoplifter to steal somewhere less risky.

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 

 

Lurking In The Shadows- Alpha Nano Gate

I think every retailer I have ever worked for has stumbled across a shoplifter lurking in a back corner. They sit and they wait for an opportunity to remove retail anti theft devices or conceal their shoplifting efforts.
We have all seen the signs of these shoplifting safe havens. When you look under shelves, or tables you can find a mass of torn of price tags, or sometimes locate hoards of merchandise that a shoplifter is ferreting away to steal later on when they think the coast is clear.
While the obvious solution is to open up these back corners and areas, it is not always practical (or physically possible) to try and remerchandise the entire store to eliminate them. 
Another solution is to use retail anti theft devices like the Alpha Security Alpha Nano Gate. This is a product that is designed to fit into small spaces, or back areas of a store that lend themselves to shoplifting.
The Alpha Nano Gate is a miniature EAS tower that attaches onto a wall or other stable spot. As a customer or shoplifter enters the area with tagged merchandise, an alarm will go off alerting staff to a potential theft issue in progress.
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 think every retailer I have ever worked for has stumbled across a shoplifter lurking in a back corner. They sit and they wait for an opportunity to remove retail anti theft devices or conceal their shoplifting efforts.

We have all seen the signs of these shoplifting safe havens. When you look under shelves, or tables you can find a mass of torn of price tags, or sometimes locate hoards of merchandise that a shoplifter is ferreting away to steal later on when they think the coast is clear.

While the obvious solution is to open up these back corners and areas, it is not always practical (or physically possible) to try and remerchandise the entire store to eliminate them.

Another solution is to use retail anti theft devices like the Alpha Security Alpha Nano Gate. This is a product that is designed to fit into small spaces, or back areas of a store that lend themselves to shoplifting.

 The Alpha Nano Gate is a miniature EAS tower that attaches onto a wall or other stable spot. As a customer or shoplifter enters the area with tagged merchandise, an alarm will go off alerting staff to a potential theft issue in progress.

 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 

 

One For Each- Retail Anti Theft Devices

Alpha Security Alpha Jewel Lok is actually comprised of three different locking mechanisms for earrings. They recognized that they could not just make one style of Alpha Jewel Lok that would sufficiently protect all three styles of earrings available on the market today.
The Alpha Jewel Lok retail anti theft devices are hard to defeat locks that secure earrings onto the jewelry cards, preventing a shoplifter from easily stealing the merchandise.
The three kinds of locks are for hoop earrings, stud earrings and French wire earrings. Each lock designed with the specific characteristics of each earring in mind.
The stud earring locks not only attach the earring to the jewelry card by securing the post on the back, but they also incorporate a “parking” area for the backs to be kept. As anyone who wears a stud earring knows, the back is just as essential as the actual earring is when you are wearing them.
The French wires attach onto the wire with a low profile design that cannot be seen from the front. This helps keep a better visual appearance for these often flashy or highly decorative earrings.
Hoop earrings also need their own locks to prevent shoplifting. Just like the other two styles, the hoop posts are secured to the card from the back providing a secure deterrent from shoplifters.
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.

Alpha Security Alpha Jewel Lok is actually comprised of three different locking mechanisms for earrings. They recognized that they could not just make one style of Alpha Jewel Lok that would sufficiently protect all three styles of earrings available on the market today.

The Alpha Jewel Lok retail anti theft devices are hard to defeat locks that secure earrings onto the jewelry cards, preventing a shoplifter from easily stealing the merchandise.

The three kinds of locks are for hoop earrings, stud earrings and French wire earrings. Each lock designed with the specific characteristics of each earring in mind.

The stud earring locks not only attach the earring to the jewelry card by securing the post on the back, but they also incorporate a “parking” area for the backs to be kept. As anyone who wears a stud earring knows, the back is just as essential as the actual earring is when you are wearing them.

The French wires attach onto the wire with a low profile design that cannot be seen from the front. This helps keep a better visual appearance for these often flashy or highly decorative earrings.

Hoop earrings also need their own locks to prevent shoplifting. Just like the other two styles, the hoop posts are secured to the card from the back providing a secure deterrent from shoplifters.

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

 

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 

 

Unlock The Code- Alpha Security

Alpha Security uses many different kinds of retail anti theft devices in their efforts to prevent shoplifting and reduce inventory shrink. While there are many retail anti theft devices, Alpha Security wanted retailers to be able to use a universal key to detach them. This would limit confusion at the point of sale and ensure speedy checkout, as cashiers would not have to flip between multiple keys to detach multiple styles of retail anti theft devices.
The problem comes from multiple retailers using the same kind of detacher key. Shoplifters are starting to steal the detacher keys and use them for their own theft purposes. We are even seeing employees accidentally lose their key and shoplifters finding them and using them.
Needless to say, it would be unbearably expensive for a small business to have to reinvest in an entirely new security system just because of one lost or stolen detacher key. Alpha Security, realizing that this was starting to arise as a major issue, immediately began to develop a new key: The S3verify Key and devices. 
Now, these keys and retail anti theft devices have a store specific code. Similar to a chip encoded car key, without the proper key, the locks will not open. A stolen key will erase itself preventing a shoplifter to use it.
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 

Alpha Security uses many different kinds of retail anti theft devices in their efforts to prevent shoplifting and reduce inventory shrink. While there are many retail anti theft devices, Alpha Security wanted retailers to be able to use a universal key to detach them. This would limit confusion at the point of sale and ensure speedy checkout, as cashiers would not have to flip between multiple keys to detach multiple styles of retail anti theft devices.

The problem comes from multiple retailers using the same kind of detacher key. Shoplifters are starting to steal the detacher keys and use them for their own theft purposes. We are even seeing employees accidentally lose their key and shoplifters finding them and using them.

Needless to say, it would be unbearably expensive for a small business to have to reinvest in an entirely new security system just because of one lost or stolen detacher key. Alpha Security, realizing that this was starting to arise as a major issue, immediately began to develop a new key: The S3verify Key and devices

Now, these keys and retail anti theft devices have a store specific code. Similar to a chip encoded car key, without the proper key, the locks will not open. A stolen key will erase itself preventing a shoplifter to use it.

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