Where do you go to get a great deal on Sensormatic systems? You can search ebay and there appear to be some very attractive prices on electronic article surveillance towers, parts and even tags. What retailer would not want to look for a bargain basement price in order to set up a retail anti-theft protection system in their store? Think about it, you can save money on the equipment AND save money in shortage reduction, a win-win solution right? Good prices do not always equal good value and good service. Maybe you buy the equipment but who installs it for you? Is it set up to meet the manufacturer’s specifications? Will you get the same if any support service if the equipment fails? Sometimes it is best to buy some things new and purchase them from an authorized dealer.
The reason I am so emphatic about where a business may get their equipment is because I am serious about retail theft prevention and I know how it can make or break a store. A Loss Prevention System can stop shoplifting which ultimately saves that business money. As someone with over 17 years of Loss Prevention experience under his belt, I have seen stock shortage go down when anti-theft equipment such as Sensormatic systems are in use. Additionally that number continues to drop as more merchandise is tagged. What I would NOT do is try to purchase a system from an unreliable source. You want to get your equipment from a reputable business and that business is Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. a Tyco Retail Solutions Authorized Partner. Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. founder Bill Bregar has been a Director of Loss Prevention for major retail businesses. He knows as well as I do the positive impact a retail theft prevention system can have for small and medium stores. Because of this his company recommends the installation of Sensormatic systems as part of a broader theft prevention program.
The next question for a small retailer is the question of affordability. You KNOW you can afford that internet seller’s price. What you aren’t so sure about is whether you can afford a brand new system. I understand the concern. It is hard enough to keep a retail business profitable and it is important to watch where each nickel and dime is spent. Making payments on a new retail theft prevention system can seem to be out of your reach. Under most circumstances, I would tend to be in agreement with you. Unless you are purchasing stocks, bonds or real estate most things are going to lose value over time. When it comes to loss prevention you need to look at how it is going to benefit you. The reduction in theft is going to save money for your store. That savings can be enough to pay for the new system and over time begin to add money to your profit line. While a refurbished or used system may work for a short period what will you do when it breaks down? You may have a limited warranty but then you are going to deal with the “limitations” that always seem to be the “problem” you encounter. Then find the technician to do the repairs and how long will it take them to get to your store? The expenses continuously add up. With a new system from Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. you get the backing of the manufacturer with a one-year warranty on all standard Sensormatic systems. Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. also provides after the sale support AND free on-line, live shoplifter prevention training! Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. is also going to have your new system installed by a Sensormatic trained technician who will also give you training on your system. No cut-rate supplier is going to give you all of that.
In many cases a used or refurbished item may be a worthwhile investment. When it comes to the safety, security and profitability of your business only new Sensormatic systems make sense. Purchasing that system from a reputable company with over 30 years of experience in the field of Retail Loss Prevention is a smart move I would stake MY reputation on.
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