When dealing with shoplifting crimes, you have to combat the two driving factors involved: motive and opportunity. In order to stop shoplifting you have to effectively reduce either one or both of these driving factors.
For a shoplifter to consider stealing, they need to have a motive for doing so. Specific motives can vary widely amongst shoplifters, but a safe generalization is that they are trying to get something for nothing. It can be motivated by greed- wanting more than what they can afford. It can be driven by necessity; they simply cannot afford to purchase something like food or diapers.
When this motivation to steal is coupled with the opportunity to commit the crime with a lowered risk of getting caught, you can be sure that they will make an attempt to steal.
You can’t control what motivates people. You can’t stop every customer coming into your store and giving them an evaluation to make sure they do not have any motivation to steal. What you can do is reduce the opportunities presented within your store to stop shoplifting. Maybe you remerchandise your high theft products. Perhaps you have a need for Checkpoint Systems as your primary form of anti shoplifting. What ever it takes, your best bet is to look at removing shoplifting opportunities.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Anti-Shoplifting devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop shoplifting in your store.
For more information on Anti-Shoplifting, Checkpoint Labels, a Checkpoint Security System, Checkpoint Security Tags, Checkpoint Systems, or Checkpoint Tags and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at Retail theft prevention to Stop Shoplifting in your store or call 1.866.914.2567