Can Bottle Locks Help Curb Thefts of Goods in Transit?

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Can Bottle Locks Help Curb Thefts of Goods in Transit?
If you own or manage a store that sells wine or liquor, you should already know that the best way to ensure bottle security is to use bottle locks.   But sometimes the theft occurs before the liquor even makes it to the store.  Many trailers containing merchandise are now equipped with GPS to locate the stolen trailer, but you may be locating an empty trailer if the thieves work fast enough.  Very recently, I read a news story about a trailer theft of liquor totaling $100,000. That is a huge loss for even for a large company.   Knowing this, wouldn’t it be a good idea to protect the liquor bottles from the point of origin?  That’s right, I’m talking about protecting merchandise against cargo theft, or the theft of goods in transit.  The company buying the merchandise would likely be responsible for the cost of securing the merchandise, but who exactly would be responsible for actually placing the devices onto the products.   
One way to do this is to have the bottle locks placed onto the bottles when they reach the distribution center, and that would help keep your merchandise safe until it reaches its final destination.  But this wouldn’t protect the merchandise before it reached the distribution center.   In a perfect world, the best time to attach bottle locks to the merchandise is before they leave the manufacturer.   This would ensure that the merchandise was immediately secured before being transported anywhere, by any means of transportation.   Regardless of which point the bottle security devices are attached, the likelihood of them being stolen will decrease at that point. 
Think of it kind of like manufacturers that offer source tagging, only with bottle security.   With source tagging, the security tag is already inside or attached to the merchandise packaging when it leaves the manufacturer.   This allows the items to be protected from the manufacturer to the store shelf.   I would like to think that if thieves know that a trailer contains merchandise protected by security devices, and that it will take a huge amount effort to remove all of them, they would think twice about stealing the merchandise from the trailer or shipping container.   One problem with this would be that the thieves probably won’t know what exactly is in the trailer until it is opened, unless the shipping container is branded or contains some kind of advertising on the outside.   
If this is the case, you could always add a notice that the merchandise is protected.   Why not? This would be similar to the way that signs on homes with alarm systems are used to make burglars think twice before attempting to break into your house.   There’s no guarantee that a thief still won’t try to break in, but if given the choice of a home without a security system, and one without one, I’m betting they will choose the one that isn’t secured.  If you think it sounds expensive to have your shipment of liquor secured with bottle locks, imagine how much it will cost you if you lost a whole shipment of your merchandise.   You might not have an order as large as $100,000 coming in, but even if the shipment is worth $1,000, it would likely be a huge blow to a small business.   How much time would it take you to recoup that kind of loss?   I think it’s always a better idea to be prepared, and make sure that your merchandise is protected, instead of wishing you would have done something before it was too late.
For more information about bottle locks, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567

If you own or manage a store that sells wine or liquor, you should already know that the best way to ensure bottle security is to use bottle locks. But sometimes the theft occurs before the liquor even makes it to the store. Many trailers containing merchandise are now equipped with GPS to locate the stolen trailer, but you may be locating an empty trailer if the thieves work fast enough. Very recently, I read a news story about a trailer theft of liquor totaling $100,000. That is a huge loss for even for a large company. Knowing this, wouldn’t it be a good idea to protect the liquor bottles from the point of origin? That’s right, I’m talking about protecting merchandise against cargo theft, or the theft of goods in transit. The company buying the merchandise would likely be responsible for the cost of securing the merchandise, but who exactly would be responsible for actually placing the devices onto the products.

One way to do this is to have the bottle locks placed onto the bottles when they reach the distribution center, and that would help keep your merchandise safe until it reaches its final destination. But this wouldn’t protect the merchandise before it reached the distribution center.   In a perfect world, the best time to attach bottle locks to the merchandise is before they leave the manufacturer. This would ensure that the merchandise was immediately secured before being transported anywhere, by any means of transportation. Regardless of which point the bottle security devices are attached, the likelihood of them being stolen will decrease at that point. 

Think of it kind of like manufacturers that offer source tagging, only with bottle security. With source tagging, the security tag is already inside or attached to the merchandise packaging when it leaves the manufacturer.   This allows the items to be protected from the manufacturer to the store shelf. I would like to think that if thieves know that a trailer contains merchandise protected by security devices, and that it will take a huge amount effort to remove all of them, they would think twice about stealing the merchandise from the trailer or shipping container. One problem with this would be that the thieves probably won’t know what exactly is in the trailer until it is opened, unless the shipping container is branded or contains some kind of advertising on the outside.

If this is the case, you could always add a notice that the merchandise is protected. Why not? This would be similar to the way that signs on homes with alarm systems are used to make burglars think twice before attempting to break into your house. There’s no guarantee that a thief still won’t try to break in, but if given the choice of a home without a security system, and one without one, I’m betting they will choose the one that isn’t secured.If you think it sounds expensive to have your shipment of liquor secured with bottle locks, imagine how much it will cost you if you lost a whole shipment of your merchandise. You might not have an order as large as $100,000 coming in, but even if the shipment is worth $1,000, it would likely be a huge blow to a small business. How much time would it take you to recoup that kind of loss? I think it’s always a better idea to be prepared, and make sure that your merchandise is protected, instead of wishing you would have done something before it was too late.

For more information about bottle locks contact us or call 1.866.914.2567

Can Bottle Locks Help Curb Thefts of Goods in Transit?

If you own or manage a store that sells wine or liquor, you should already know that the best way to ensurebottle security is to use bottle locks. But sometimes the theft occurs before the liquor even makes it to the store. Many trailers containing merchandise are now equipped with GPS to locate the stolen trailer, but you may be locating an empty trailer if the thieves work fast enough. Very recently, I read a news story about a trailer theft of liquor totaling $100,000. That is a huge loss for even for a large company. Knowing this, wouldn’t it be a good idea to protect the liquor bottles from the point of origin? That’s right, I’m talking about protecting merchandise against cargo theft, or the theft of goods in transit. The company buying the merchandise would likely be responsible for the cost of securing the merchandise, but who exactly would be responsible for actually placing the devices onto the products.

One way to do this is to have the bottle locks placed onto the bottles when they reach the distribution center, and that would help keep your merchandise safe until it reaches its final destination. But this wouldn’t protect the merchandise before it reached the distribution center.   In a perfect world, the best time to attach bottle locks to the merchandise is before they leave the manufacturer. This would ensure that the merchandise was immediately secured before being transported anywhere, by any means of transportation. Regardless of which point the bottle security devices are attached, the likelihood of them being stolen will decrease at that point. 

Think of it kind of like manufacturers that offer source tagging, only with bottle security. With source tagging, the security tag is already inside or attached to the merchandise packaging when it leaves the manufacturer.   This allows the items to be protected from the manufacturer to the store shelf. I would like to think that if thieves know that a trailer contains merchandise protected by security devices, and that it will take a huge amount effort to remove all of them, they would think twice about stealing the merchandise from the trailer or shipping container. One problem with this would be that the thieves probably won’t know what exactly is in the trailer until it is opened, unless the shipping container is branded or contains some kind of advertising on the outside.

If this is the case, you could always add a notice that the merchandise is protected. Why not? This would be similar to the way that signs on homes with alarm systems are used to make burglars think twice before attempting to break into your house. There’s no guarantee that a thief still won’t try to break in, but if given the choice of a home without a security system, and one without one, I’m betting they will choose the one that isn’t secured.If you think it sounds expensive to have your shipment of liquor secured with bottle locks, imagine how much it will cost you if you lost a whole shipment of your merchandise. You might not have an order as large as $100,000 coming in, but even if the shipment is worth $1,000, it would likely be a huge blow to a small business. How much time would it take you to recoup that kind of loss? I think it’s always a better idea to be prepared, and make sure that your merchandise is protected, instead of wishing you would have done something before it was too late.

For more information about bottle locks contact us or call 1.866.914.2567


 

Send Them Somewhere Else – Liquor Bottle Security

In retail, the goal is usually to keep people in your store, and stop them from going somewhere else.  This logic is reversed when you are trying to stop shoplifting.  If you want to minimize the occurrence of theft in your liquor store, you’ll have to invest in a good liquor bottle security program.  The goal is to make it as much of a challenge as possible for the thieves, so they don’t have any choice but to risk getting caught at your store, or go to another store where they don’t invest in protecting their merchandise from shoplifters.  For liquor store, the must-have devices for protecting your merchandise are bottle locks, so even if the thieves were to get the liquor out of the store, they wouldn’t be able to enjoy it, because the bottles would have been damaged as he tried to remove the locks.  
Shoplifters don’t always give up easily at the first sight of a problem.  Some of them just keep trying and trying, until they get the merchandise, or they get caught.  A good example of this is a video we’ve all probably seen showing a burglar falling through the ceiling of a liquor store.  If you haven’t seen this yet, I highly suggest you have a look.  The video starts by showing the burglar attempting to climb the outside of the building, and falling.  He is then successful at getting on top of the building, but the next frame shows him falling through the ceiling inside the store.  Once he recovers from the fall, he thinks he is in the clear, so he actually gets a shopping cart and starts “shopping”.  
Once he gets what he wants, he tries the front door and an alarm goes off.  That doesn’t work, so he finds a ladder and tries to go out the way he came in, which is also unsuccessful.  This time he takes another nasty fall through the ceiling, landing on liquor bottles on the shelf.  The guy is obviously visibly angry after this, and tries to throw a bottle at the security camera.  After that, he finally gives up.  The next thing you see is the thief sitting down smoking a cigarette and waiting for the police to arrive.  As soon as he sees them outside, he lays down on the ground ready to be taken into custody.
The reason I used this as an example is that is displayed a thief taking drastic measures and trying everything he could to get away with the liquor.  Liquor bottle security is extremely important for liquor stores, and if the store owner didn’t have a good burglar alarm system in place to keep their merchandise (and would-be thief) in the store, this could have ended much differently.  Although there was damage done to some of the merchandise and the store, the subject was able to be caught, so there is potential to recover some of the loss.  Liquor stores are often the target of shoplifting, burglaries, and robberies, so you have to take all possible measures to ensure your loss is minimal.  A security alarm system, cameras, and merchandise protection devices such as bottle locks should all be included in your bottle security plan in a these types of stores.  
For more information contact us: (liquor bottle security) or call 1.866.914.2567

In retail, the goal is usually to keep people in your store, and stop them from going somewhere else.  This logic is reversed when you are trying to stop shoplifting.  If you want to minimize the occurrence of theft in your liquor store, you’ll have to invest in a good liquor bottle security program.  The goal is to make it as much of a challenge as possible for the thieves, so they don’t have any choice but to risk getting caught at your store, or go to another store where they don’t invest in protecting their merchandise from shoplifters.  For liquor stores, the must-have devices for protecting your merchandise are Bottle Locks, so even if the thieves were to get the liquor out of the store, they wouldn’t be able to enjoy it, because the bottles would have been damaged as he tried to remove the locks.  

Shoplifters don’t always give up easily at the first sight of a problem.  Some of them just keep trying and trying, until they get the merchandise, or they get caught.  A good example of this is a video we’ve all probably seen showing a burglar falling through the ceiling of a liquor store.  If you haven’t seen this yet, I highly suggest you have a look.  The video starts by showing the burglar attempting to climb the outside of the building, and falling.  He is then successful at getting on top of the building, but the next frame shows him falling through the ceiling inside the store.  Once he recovers from the fall, he thinks he is in the clear, so he actually gets a shopping cart and starts “shopping”.  

Once he gets what he wants, he tries the front door and an alarm goes off.  That doesn’t work, so he finds a ladder and tries to go out the way he came in, which is also unsuccessful.  This time he takes another nasty fall through the ceiling, landing on liquor bottles on the shelf.  The guy is obviously visibly angry after this, and tries to throw a bottle at the security camera.  After that, he finally gives up.  The next thing you see is the thief sitting down smoking a cigarette and waiting for the police to arrive.  As soon as he sees them outside, he lays down on the ground ready to be taken into custody.

The reason I used this as an example is that it displayed a thief taking drastic measures and trying everything he could to get away with the liquor.  Liquor bottle security is extremely important for liquor stores, and if the store owner didn’t have a good burglar alarm system in place to keep their merchandise (and would-be thief) in the store, this could have ended much differently.  Although there was damage done to some of the merchandise and the store, the subject was able to be caught, so there is potential to recover some of the loss.  Liquor stores are often the target of shoplifting, burglaries, and robberies, so you have to take all possible measures to ensure your loss is minimal.  A security alarm system, cameras, and merchandise protection devices such as bottle locks should all be included in your bottle security plan in a these types of stores.  

For more information contact us at bottlelock.net or call 1.866.914.2567

 

Convenience Of Bottle Locks In The Convenience Store

I have spoken to many current and former convenience store employees and the consensus seems that one of the biggest theft drivers is people running out with beer and wine.  There is definitely an opportunity for improvement in this category.  Traditionally you would expect to see Bottle Locks on all the high retail wines and premium liquors in package stores, but they could also make a big impact on the frequently targeted malt beverages in the coolers of convenience stores.  
Generally you do not see a lot of product protection tools being utilized in this market.  The novelty items are kept on or near the checkout counter.  Sometimes the counters are so cluttered with specialty lighters, phone cases, chargers, and other gadgets it can be difficult to see exactly where to go to make your purchases.  Keeping these items close keeps the clerks attention on them, and visible even when there are multiple customers in the store.  But the beer and low retail malts are usually near the back of the store, and when they are just sitting there with no deterrents, like Bottle Locks, they are simply a challenge to the creative and determined thief.  If you have a suspicious person in the store when there are a lot of other shoppers, it is hard to monitor their activity.  If the products are kept in a reach-in cooler, the person can just walk around a bit, and then conceal the bottle in their clothing or a large purse as soon as the clerk gets distracted.  It is even harder in the case of the walk-in beer cave.   Most times the clerk is on duty solo, so they cannot just leave the counter and escort every customer into the walk-in.  It is a neat idea; let the customer walk in and choose a cold beverage.  Unfortunately it is also the perfect opportunity for the unscrupulous customer.
My husband used to work the night shift at a local convenience store, and he hated dealing with the guys that walked around the neighborhood or hung around the parking lot all hours of the night.  Many were just waiting for the chance to dart in and run out with a single stolen bottle.  The big 40 ounce bottles of beer and the cheap wines were constantly being stolen.  
That was the 90’s.  In today’s world, this is still happening, but there are solutions on the market.  Checkpoint has introduced the new N-10 model, which is a slim profile theft detection system that is perfect for the limited space available in a convenience store.  Add Bottle Locks to the most targeted beverages, and you have a winning combination.  These tough tools fit tightly over the lids of almost any size bottle.  They are quickly and easily removed by the clerk at the time of purchase.  They are tough and totally reusable.  They can also self alarm if there is an attempt to tamper with or remove them without the proper tool.  Statistically speaking, the glass will break before the Bottle Lock will come off if there is a successful theft.  
If you are the owner or manager of a convenience store and you are fed up with external theft, it is time to take a look at what these tools can do for you.
For more information contact us: 1.866.914.2567 or Bottle-Services.net

I have spoken to many current and former convenience store employees and the consensus seems that one of the biggest theft drivers is people running out with beer and wine.  There is definitely an opportunity for improvement in this category.  Traditionally you would expect to see Alpha Bottle Locks on all the high retail wines and premium liquors in package stores, but they could also make a big impact on the frequently targeted malt beverages in the coolers of convenience stores.  

Generally you do not see a lot of product protection tools being utilized in this market.  The novelty items are kept on or near the checkout counter.  Sometimes the counters are so cluttered with specialty lighters, phone cases, chargers, and other gadgets it can be difficult to see exactly where to go to make your purchases.  Keeping these items close keeps the clerks attention on them, and visible even when there are multiple customers in the store.  But the beer and low retail malts are usually near the back of the store, and when they are just sitting there with no deterrents, like Alpha Bottle Locks, they are simply a challenge to the creative and determined thief.  If you have a suspicious person in the store when there are a lot of other shoppers, it is hard to monitor their activity.  If the products are kept in a reach-in cooler, the person can just walk around a bit, and then conceal the bottle in their clothing or a large purse as soon as the clerk gets distracted.  It is even harder in the case of the walk-in beer cave.   Most times the clerk is on duty solo, so they cannot just leave the counter and escort every customer into the walk-in.  It is a neat idea; let the customer walk in and choose a cold beverage.  Unfortunately it is also the perfect opportunity for the unscrupulous customer.

My husband used to work the night shift at a local convenience store, and he hated dealing with the guys that walked around the neighborhood or hung around the parking lot all hours of the night.  Many were just waiting for the chance to dart in and run out with a single stolen bottle.  The big 40 ounce bottles of beer and the cheap wines were constantly being stolen.  

That was the 90’s.  In today’s world, this is still happening, but there are solutions on the market.  Checkpoint has introduced the new N-10 model, which is a slim profile theft detection system that is perfect for the limited space available in a convenience store.  Add Bottle Locks to the most targeted beverages, and you have a winning combination.  These tough tools fit tightly over the lids of almost any size bottle.  They are quickly and easily removed by the clerk at the time of purchase.  They are tough and totally reusable.  They can also self alarm if there is an attempt to tamper with or remove them without the proper tool.  Statistically speaking, the glass will break before the Bottle Lock will come off if there is a successful theft.  

If you are the owner or manager of a convenience store and you are fed up with external theft, it is time to take a look at what these tools can do for you.

For more information contact us: 1.866.914.2567 or Bottle-Services.net

 

Bottle Locks: Small Solution For A Growing Issue

On a big name website that prides itself for having the answers to everyday problems, there is one short article that could provide a manager or owner of a small store selling liquor and wine the best solution to stop thefts. The question posed is how to remove a Bottle Lock from a liquor bottle.  The site’s answer is a simple one.  You must have the key.  It gives the instructions for removal with this key, and follows up with a warning to not attempt to remove a Bottle Lock with any other tool because the glass will likely break or shatter and there is great risk of injury.  
Since many states have privatized sales of these products, retailers should look at what measures they need to take in order to protect their valuable inventory.  Before I tell you the benefits of Bottle Locks, let’s take a look at some other choices used in various stores.  1. There is the option to just put everything out on the shelves.  This allows for a larger selection for the consumer and gives them completely open access to look at all the bottles and make their choices freely.  This also opens up a big opportunity for organized theft rings to come and wipe out your shelves, or even worse, it provides much too easy access to minors.  2. Stores may choose to secure only certain brands and price points behind counters or cases.  This may discourage the theft rings from targeting your store, but it does nothing to deter theft by those that are underage, or impulse petty thefts.  Many times these people will just take whatever they can get anyway.  3. Other stores may decide to lock it all up.  They have glass cases constructed down the aisle, and the shopper asks the clerk for what they want.  This eliminates theft, but it also has a lot of negative effects like higher costs passed on to the consumer and less selection.  This could be a viable option for a big box store, with all of it’s employees and almost limitless cash flow, but in the small business world, this probably could not work.
For the managers and owners of small independent stores that have decided to venture into the world of selling liquor and wine, one of the best theft deterrents is Bottle Locks.  There is no need for additional clerks or the use of valuable labor hours running back and forth to open locked cases.  These tools fit right over the tops of almost any size bottle, securing them shut, and like mentioned above, they can only be removed with the proper key.  Otherwise, the crook is only going to have a big mess, and possibly a few nasty cuts.  Bottle Locks are completely reusable, and they require little storage space.  They are designed to be easily and quickly removed at the time of checkout, so there are no long waits for the customer.  
In the retail world and all the stiff competition, help your store stand out by offering what the customers want without any added hassle.  Make the right investment for product protection in your store, and see what Bottle Locks can do for you.
For more information contact us at 1.866.914.2567 or Bottlelock.net

On a big name website that prides itself for having the answers to everyday problems, there is one short article that could provide a manager or owner of a small store selling liquor and wine the best solution to stop thefts. The question posed is how to remove a Bottle Lock from a liquor bottle.  The site’s answer is a simple one.  You must have the key.  It gives the instructions for removal with this key, and follows up with a warning to not attempt to remove a Bottle Lok with any other tool because the glass will likely break or shatter and there is great risk of injury.  

Since many states have privatized sales of these products, retailers should look at what measures they need to take in order to protect their valuable inventory.  Before I tell you the benefits of Alpha Bottle Loks, let’s take a look at some other choices used in various stores.  1. There is the option to just put everything out on the shelves.  This allows for a larger selection for the consumer and gives them completely open access to look at all the bottles and make their choices freely.  This also opens up a big opportunity for organized theft rings to come and wipe out your shelves, or even worse, it provides much too easy access to minors.  2. Stores may choose to secure only certain brands and price points behind counters or cases.  This may discourage the theft rings from targeting your store, but it does nothing to deter theft by those that are underage, or impulse petty thefts.  Many times these people will just take whatever they can get anyway.  3. Other stores may decide to lock it all up.  They have glass cases constructed down the aisle, and the shopper asks the clerk for what they want.  This eliminates theft, but it also has a lot of negative effects like higher costs passed on to the consumer and less selection.  This could be a viable option for a big box store, with all of it’s employees and almost limitless cash flow, but in the small business world, this probably could not work.

For the managers and owners of small independent stores that have decided to venture into the world of selling liquor and wine, one of the best theft deterrents is Alpha Bottle Loks.  There is no need for additional clerks or the use of valuable labor hours running back and forth to open locked cases.  These tools fit right over the tops of almost any size bottle, securing them shut, and like mentioned above, they can only be removed with the proper key.  Otherwise, the crook is only going to have a big mess, and possibly a few nasty cuts.  Bottle Loks are completely reusable, and they require little storage space.  They are designed to be easily and quickly removed at the time of checkout, so there are no long waits for the customer.  

In the retail world and all the stiff competition, help your store stand out by offering what the customers want without any added hassle.  Make the right investment for product protection in your store, and see what Alpha Bottle Loks can do for you.

For more information contact us at 1.866.914.2567 or Bottlelock.net

 

WAKE UP! It’s Time to Get Bottle Locks

When you think of bottle locks, you probably think of keeping your wine or liquor safe and secure from those sneaky shoplifters that try to get away with your product.  Most of the time, that’s exactly the case, but other times, you may be surprised to find that you have an employee theft issue, and it’s actually your own team that has been responsible for theft in your store.  No one wants to believe that their own employees are stealing from them, but when you see the signs, it’s time to wake up and take steps to reduce and eliminate the thefts.
Retail anti-theft devices like bottle locks are great for keeping your customers and employees honest by keeping the product secure, yet accessible for those wanting to read and hold the merchandise.  The benefit denial built into these devices stops thieves from gaining access to the actual liquor inside the bottle, so even if they think they can break into it, it will be literally be all over them if they try.  They also have alarms so that if someone exits the store without having them removed during purchase, the EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) you have installed will sound at the exit door.
I can think of at least one example where a store I previously worked for could have saved a good amount of money if they invested in bottle locks to protect their alcoholic beverages.  It’s not every day that you are walking in the stockroom with a co-worker and happen upon a truly unusual find.  What we were looking for was any signs of employee dishonesty, like an empty package, candy wrapper or something similar. We really hit the jackpot on this day when we came to the end of the stockroom and started looking on the shelves.  
At first we didn’t even notice, but we then looked at the bottom shelf and there he was, sleeping on the bottom shelf with evidence of loafing and theft literally all over him.  Not only was he sleeping, but he was still holding a partially consumed, open bottle of wine.   It didn’t end there, because there was also an empty snack cake package next to him on the floor.  
After we made sure that he was still alive and breathing by calling out to him, he finally started to slowly wake up.  As he attempted to get up, several pieces of merchandise fell on the floor because he had it stacked all around him in an attempt to hide his secret space.  After that, he actually said, “Am I in trouble?” You can imagine the conversation that took place after that event.  It wasn’t over at that point though, because we still had to finish up the employee theft investigation.  We returned to the scene of the crime and found additional empty bottles of wine and other merchandise hidden under the shelf.  After looking further into the situation, we found that this was not the first time that the employee did this same thing, and no one had noticed.  The small investment needed to use retail anti-theft devices on your wine and liquor is a small price to pay for the money that you will be saving in the long run.
For more information contact us: (bottle locks) or call 1.866.914.2567

When you think of bottle locks, you probably think of keeping your wine or liquor safe and secure from those sneaky shoplifters that try to get away with your product.  Most of the time, that’s exactly the case, but other times, you may be surprised to find that you have an employee theft issue, and it’s actually your own team that has been responsible for theft in your store.  No one wants to believe that their own employees are stealing from them, but when you see the signs, it’s time to wake up and take steps to reduce and eliminate the thefts.

Retail anti-theft devices like bottle locks are great for keeping your customers and employees honest by keeping the product secure, yet accessible for those wanting to read and hold the merchandise.  The benefit denial built into these devices stops thieves from gaining access to the actual liquor inside the bottle, so even if they think they can break into it, it will be literally be all over them if they try.  They also have alarms so that if someone exits the store without having them removed during purchase, the EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) you have installed will sound at the exit door.

I can think of at least one example where a store I previously worked for could have saved a good amount of money if they invested in bottle locks to protect their alcoholic beverages.  It’s not every day that you are walking in the stockroom with a co-worker and happen upon a truly unusual find.  What we were looking for was any signs of employee dishonesty, like an empty package, candy wrapper or something similar. We really hit the jackpot on this day when we came to the end of the stockroom and started looking on the shelves.  

At first we didn’t even notice, but we then looked at the bottom shelf and there he was, sleeping on the bottom shelf with evidence of loafing and theft literally all over him.  Not only was he sleeping, but he was still holding a partially consumed, open bottle of wine.   It didn’t end there, because there was also an empty snack cake package next to him on the floor.  

After we made sure that he was still alive and breathing by calling out to him, he finally started to slowly wake up.  As he attempted to get up, several pieces of merchandise fell on the floor because he had it stacked all around him in an attempt to hide his secret space.  After that, he actually said, “Am I in trouble?” You can imagine the conversation that took place after that event.  It wasn’t over at that point though, because we still had to finish up the employee theft investigation.  We returned to the scene of the crime and found additional empty bottles of wine and other merchandise hidden under the shelf.  After looking further into the situation, we found that this was not the first time that the employee did this same thing, and no one had noticed.  The small investment needed to use retail anti-theft devices on your wine and liquor is a small price to pay for the money that you will be saving in the long run.

For more information contact us: bottlelock.net or call 1.866.914.2567

 

Watch Your Profits Soar with Bottle Locks

In order to stay profitable, you have to evaluate your strategies every once in a while to see if there has been any positive or negative impact on your business.  Even if your sales have increased throughout the year, if your loss from theft has also increased just as much, you’re right back where you started.  For a liquor store, bottle security can make or break your business.  In the past, there weren’t many merchandise protection solutions for liquor or wine bottles.  But like I said, that was in the past.  Now there are several options available, such as bottle locks, which will keep your merchandise on the shelf for paying customers.  
We all know that liquor and wine comes in bottles of all different shapes and sizes, so you may be wondering if there is a device that will protect your specific products.  Alpha Security also thought of that, and they have the answer to your problem, with many different types of bottle locks that will fit just about any kind of liquor or wine bottle you have in your store.  Some of the options available are the Magna Guarde Bottle Cap, the EASy Bottle, the Crystal Guarde, the EASy Guarde, the S3 Bottle Cap, and the Steel Grip.  No matter which option you choose, you can rest assured that your liquor is protected.  Most people wouldn’t even dream of stealing your products after seeing the devices on top of the bottles.  One look at the locks on top of the liquor or wine bottles is usually enough to make someone think twice about attempting to steal the alcohol.  
The devices work by locking on to the top of the bottles, effectively stopping anyone from opening the liquor to drink or pour into another container.  Even if they somehow get the liquor out of the store, they will not be able to enjoy it, because of benefit denial.  If a shoplifter steals your liquor and tries to remove the security device, the only thing they will likely wind up getting is a damaged bottle, liquor on the ground, and a bruised ego.  The bottle lock on top of the bottle makes certain that you and your staff the only ones that are able to open the bottles until they are sold.  This is because they can only be removed with a special key that you can keep on you or at the registers.  It will allow you to easily help your customers when needed, and keep the checkout process moving quickly without any backup due to removing the devices.
Something else you will want to consider is that bottle locks can also keep minors from getting their hands on your alcohol.  The last thing you want is to find out as the owner of a liquor store, is that underage drinkers got a hold of your stock.  The only way you can ensure this doesn’t happen in your store is by strictly adhering to the laws regarding alcohol sales, and have a good bottle security program in place.  These devices will also assist you in achieving your goal to prevent shoplifting in your store altogether.  In the process, you will keep your products out of the wrong hands, and keep them in the hands of paying, of age customers.  
For more information contact us: (bottle locks) or call 1.866.914.2567

In order to stay profitable, you have to evaluate your strategies every once in a while to see if there has been any positive or negative impact on your business.  Even if your sales have increased throughout the year, if your loss from theft has also increased just as much, you’re right back where you started.  For a liquor store, bottle security can make or break your business.  In the past, there weren’t many merchandise protection solutions for liquor or wine bottles.  But like I said, that was in the past.  Now there are several options available, such as bottle locks, which will keep your merchandise on the shelf for paying customers.  

We all know that liquor and wine comes in bottles of all different shapes and sizes, so you may be wondering if there is a device that will protect your specific products.  Alpha Security also thought of that, and they have the answer to your problem, with many different types of bottle locks that will fit just about any kind of liquor or wine bottle you have in your store.  Some of the options available are the Magna Guarde Bottle Cap, the EASy Bottle, the Crystal Guarde, the EASy Guarde, the S3 Bottle Cap, and the Steel Grip.  No matter which option you choose, you can rest assured that your liquor is protected.  Most people wouldn’t even dream of stealing your products after seeing the devices on top of the bottles.  One look at the locks on top of the liquor or wine bottles is usually enough to make someone think twice about attempting to steal the alcohol.  

The devices work by locking on to the top of the bottles, effectively stopping anyone from opening the liquor to drink or pour into another container.  Even if they somehow get the liquor out of the store, they will not be able to enjoy it, because of benefit denial.  If a shoplifter steals your liquor and tries to remove the security device, the only thing they will likely wind up getting is a damaged bottle, liquor on the ground, and a bruised ego.  The bottle lock on top of the bottle makes certain that you and your staff the only ones that are able to open the bottles until they are sold.  This is because they can only be removed with a special key that you can keep on you or at the registers.  It will allow you to easily help your customers when needed, and keep the checkout process moving quickly without any backup due to removing the devices.

Something else you will want to consider is that bottle locks can also keep minors from getting their hands on your alcohol.  The last thing you want is to find out as the owner of a liquor store, is that underage drinkers got a hold of your stock.  The only way you can ensure this doesn’t happen in your store is by strictly adhering to the laws regarding alcohol sales, and have a good bottle security program in place.  These devices will also assist you in achieving your goal to prevent shoplifting in your store altogether.  In the process, you will keep your products out of the wrong hands, and keep them in the hands of paying, of age customers.  

For more information contact us: bottlelock.net or call 1.866.914.2567

 

One At A Time- Liquor Bottle Security

Shoplifters look for liquor stores that will make a great target for them. They are specifically looking for attentive employees, liquor bottle security like bottle locks, and easily accessed entrance and exit points.
When they find stores that do have a multitude of varieties of liquor bottle security, the shoplifters will move onto another target. However, if a liquor store is lacking in their security, the shoplifters will steal from them. Even worse, if a shoplifter gets away with their theft once, they will continue to revisit the same store because they know how easy it is to steal from there.
Having bottle locks is an effective and obvious theft deterrent. Having turnstiles and gates at exit and entrance doors is a less obvious, but still useful way to reduce shoplifting.
What a turnstile does is slow down the flow of traffic. If a group of shoplifters comes into a liquor store, they have to enter one at a time. This gives your video equipment a greater chance of taking clearer shots of the suspects. The better the picture, the better the chance each individual suspect can be identified later, if need be.
When shoplifters are exiting the store, they cannot quickly leave. The turnstile and gate will slow them down- maybe long enough for employees to catch up with them and realize what is going on. In particular, if the bottles they are stealing have bottle locks on them- the alarm will sound, giving employees more time to assess and stop a situation.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
For more information on Alpha Security, Bottle Lock, Bottle locks, Bottle Security, EASy Bottle or Liquor Bottle Security and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

Shoplifters look for liquor stores that will make a great target for them. They are specifically looking for attentive employees, liquor bottle security like bottle locks, and easily accessed entrance and exit points.

When they find stores that do have a multitude of varieties of liquor bottle security, the shoplifters will move onto another target. However, if a liquor store is lacking in their security, the shoplifters will steal from them. Even worse, if a shoplifter gets away with their theft once, they will continue to revisit the same store because they know how easy it is to steal from there.

Having bottle locks is an effective and obvious theft deterrent. Having turnstiles and gates at exit and entrance doors is a less obvious, but still useful way to reduce shoplifting.

What a turnstile does is slow down the flow of traffic. If a group of shoplifters comes into a liquor store, they have to enter one at a time. This gives your video equipment a greater chance of taking clearer shots of the suspects. The better the picture, the better the chance each individual suspect can be identified later, if need be.

When shoplifters are exiting the store, they cannot quickly leave. The turnstile and gate will slow them down- maybe long enough for employees to catch up with them and realize what is going on. In particular, if the bottles they are stealing have bottle locks on them- the alarm will sound, giving employees more time to assess and stop a situation.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.

For more information on Alpha Security, Bottle Lock, Bottle locks, Bottle Security, EASy Bottle or Liquor Bottle Security and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

Can You Afford To Wait? – Bottle Locks

It has become increasingly common that liquor bottles are a major target for organized crime rings. Because they are easily resold, and can fetch a good price during the resale, more crime rings are coming out of the woodwork. Bottle locks are essential in preventing these theft rings from making a target out of your store.
Larger grocery stores and liquor chain retailers have significantly better financial resources to combat organized crime rings with law enforcement tasks forces. They are able to wait out the lengthy investigations, and can afford the massive shrink implications to ensure the task force is successful at putting a stop to the buyers of the stolen liquor. By stopping the buyers, the shoplifters have nowhere to sell the stolen liquor. When the shoplifters can’t make a profit, they have no incentive to steal the liquor in the first place.
Unfortunately, when small business owners face massive losses of liquor at the hands of these same criminal rings, waiting for law enforcement to carry out and complete their investigation could potentially bankrupt the business. 
The process is pretty simple. A task force sets up surveillance in a shop. They wait for the thieves to steal the liquor bottles, and then they are followed. The hope is that the shoplifters lead them directly to the buyers. It will take several thefts and buys to establish a pattern. In the mean time, the business is out all of the liquor being stolen. In some cases, that liquor is held as evidence until the trial is completed. That could be several months, or even a few years away.
While the end result is a more permanent stop to the theft, can you afford to wait that long to recover your merchandise?
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
For more information on Alpha Security, Bottle Lock, Bottle locks, Bottle Security, EASy Bottle or Liquor Bottle Security and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

It has become increasingly common that liquor bottles are a major target for organized crime rings. Because they are easily resold, and can fetch a good price during the resale, more crime rings are coming out of the woodwork. Bottle locks are essential in preventing these theft rings from making a target out of your store.

Larger grocery stores and liquor chain retailers have significantly better financial resources to combat organized crime rings with law enforcement tasks forces. They are able to wait out the lengthy investigations, and can afford the massive shrink implications to ensure the task force is successful at putting a stop to the buyers of the stolen liquor. By stopping the buyers, the shoplifters have nowhere to sell the stolen liquor. When the shoplifters can’t make a profit, they have no incentive to steal the liquor in the first place.

Unfortunately, when small business owners face massive losses of liquor at the hands of these same criminal rings, waiting for law enforcement to carry out and complete their investigation could potentially bankrupt the business. 

The process is pretty simple. A task force sets up surveillance in a shop. They wait for the thieves to steal the liquor bottles, and then they are followed. The hope is that the shoplifters lead them directly to the buyers. It will take several thefts and buys to establish a pattern. In the mean time, the business is out all of the liquor being stolen. In some cases, that liquor is held as evidence until the trial is completed. That could be several months, or even a few years away.

While the end result is a more permanent stop to the theft, can you afford to wait that long to recover your merchandise?

Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.

For more information on Alpha Security, Bottle Lock, Bottle locks, Bottle Security, EASy Bottle or Liquor Bottle Security and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

 

Twelve Going On Twenty-One – Bottle Security

A twelve-year-old boy was recently arrested when a neighbor called to report that he was intoxicated. When the police arrived, the boy told them he gets drunk several times a week. The boy’s mother clams to have no knowledge of these incidents or where the alcohol comes from. That means either she is lying and is giving him access to her liquor cabinet, or he has found a store with poor bottle security and is stealing the alcohol.
The troubling part about this story is that this child will inevitably spend his life battling with alcohol addictions. Part of the struggle may come from a pattern of crime as he continues to shoplift alcohol to support his liquor needs.
This is one of many scenarios that liquor stores need to be aware of when they consider bottle security. Obviously a twelve year old should not be able to walk into a liquor store and buy a bottle of liquor. That means that these minors are prime suspects for stealing the product, since they cannot legally buy it. It doesn’t have to be a twelve-year old causing problems. It can be any underage drinker attempting to steal what they cannot legally buy.
There are many different reasons why a shoplifter steals, but the end result is still the same. When faced with bottle security (like bottle locks) many shoplifters will go somewhere else that is an easier target.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
For more information on Alpha Security, Bottle Lock, Bottle locks, Bottle Security, EASy Bottle or Liquor Bottle Security and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us or call 1.866.914.2567 

A twelve-year-old boy was recently arrested when a neighbor called to report that he was intoxicated. When the police arrived, the boy told them he gets drunk several times a week. The boy’s mother claims to have no knowledge of these incidents or where the alcohol comes from. That means either she is lying and is giving him access to her liquor cabinet, or he has found a store with poor bottle security and is stealing the alcohol.

The troubling part about this story is that this child will inevitably spend his life battling with alcohol addictions. Part of the struggle may come from a pattern of crime as he continues to shoplift alcohol to support his liquor needs.

This is one of many scenarios that liquor stores need to be aware of when they consider bottle security. Obviously a twelve year old should not be able to walk into a liquor store and buy a bottle of liquor. That means that these minors are prime suspects for stealing the product, since they cannot legally buy it. It doesn’t have to be a twelve-year old causing problems. It can be any underage drinker attempting to steal what they cannot legally buy.

There are many different reasons why a shoplifter steals, but the end result is still the same. When faced with bottle security (like bottle locks) many shoplifters will go somewhere else that is an easier target.

Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.

For more information on Alpha Security, Bottle Lock, Bottle locks, Bottle Security, EASy Bottle or Liquor Bottle Security and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us or call 1.866.914.2567