When I first started working in Loss Prevention it was before the days that a bottle lock could be affordable and easy to use. We didn’t even give bottle locks a second thought. Our bottle security was simply catching shoplifters. Now, I can’t imagine not using bottle locks as our liquor bottle security. Without it we were extremely vulnerable to theft. We caught a lot of shoplifters in those days. We had a window on the second floor that overlooked the liquor aisle; all I needed to do was sit up in my perch and watch. I would be guaranteed at least one shoplifter a day with this method. It was great, I was being very productive. But if you think about it, if it was that easy to catch a shoplifter, how many bottles were going out the door when I wasn’t there.
Deep down I think we knew that even though we were catching a lot of shoplifters, we were not really having as big of an effect on our shortage as we should have been. I wish we had decided to become an early adopter of the bottle lock. It would have saved us a lot of time and money. Once we started using Alpha Security bottle locks we really started to see a dent in our shortage numbers. Liquor bottle security was the best thing we could have done to hold on to our inventory.
One of the best things about EASy bottle bottle security is that your inventory is safe even when you aren’t watching. We still catch a lot of shoplifters, but now we have more time to focus on other areas where losses were previously being missed.
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