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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 

 

Posted January 9th, 2015 by Security and filed in Security
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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 

 

Posted January 2nd, 2015 by Security and filed in Security
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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 

 

Posted December 25th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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Can It Be Defeated? – Bottle Lock

I found a video on line showing how to defeat bottle locks. I was skeptical at first, as most of the bottle security I have used is pretty fool proof. This time, the person was able to get the bottle lock off of their bottle of alcohol.
They claimed that they bought the bottle at a local supermarket, which forgot to remove the bottle lock at the time of purchase. Once they made it home and discovered the lock, they were unable to return to the store since it had closed down for the night.
In some ways, it was actually a fascinating process to watch. The person had found four or five different tools to use in the process, as well as needing at least to extra sets of hands. They reduced the video time to a few minutes, but had actually spent two hours working, and twisting, and prying bits and pieces off of the bottle lock. 
The video showed them using various tools to cut, bend, burn, and mangle the lock off. Eventually they did succeed, but readily admitted that it would have been less frustrating just to wait until the store opened back up the next day.
The end result is that while it is possible to remove a bottle lock without a detacher key, the effort involved to do so is a deterrent in and of itself.
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 

I found a video on line showing how to defeat bottle locks. I was skeptical at first, as most of the bottle security I have used is pretty fool proof. This time, the person was able to get the bottle lock off of their bottle of alcohol.

They claimed that they bought the bottle at a local supermarket, which forgot to remove the bottle lock at the time of purchase. Once they made it home and discovered the lock, they were unable to return to the store since it had closed down for the night.

In some ways, it was actually a fascinating process to watch. The person had found four or five different tools to use in the process, as well as needing at least to extra sets of hands. They reduced the video time to a few minutes, but had actually spent two hours working, and twisting, and prying bits and pieces off of the bottle lock.

The video showed them using various tools to cut, bend, burn, and mangle the lock off. Eventually they did succeed, but readily admitted that it would have been less frustrating just to wait until the store opened back up the next day.

The end result is that while it is possible to remove a bottle lock without a detacher key, the effort involved to do so is a deterrent in and of itself.

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 

 

Posted December 18th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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Open to Privatization- Liquor Bottle Security

Many states are toying with the idea of privatizing liquor and alcohol sales. Instead of state run and regulated locations, anyone can potentially apply to have a license to sell wines, liquors and other alcohols out of their stores. This means big box retailers, grocery stores and local corner shops all would have an equal chance to get in on the action, should they choose to. Unfortunately, many who are entering into these inventories do not understand the implications of needing and not having liquor bottle security.
Near the Seattle, Washington area, where liquor sales were privatized within the last few years, the moment everyone was open for business organized crime struck big and struck hard. Many of the stores did not think through the necessity for liquor bottle security to be in place. As a result, some early reports came from businesses loosing upwards of a thousand dollars a day in liquor bottle theft.
By the time the stores figured out what was going on and the losses that they had incurred, hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory and potential sales had been lost. Liquor bottle security quickly moved into position as the number one priority for these businesses.
Since then, the inventory losses have slowed down. It has been primarily attributed to the implementation of liquor bottle security and overall liquor bottle theft awareness.
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 

Many states are toying with the idea of privatizing liquor and alcohol sales. Instead of state run and regulated locations, anyone can potentially apply to have a license to sell wines, liquors and other alcohols out of their stores. This means big box retailers, grocery stores and local corner shops all would have an equal chance to get in on the action, should they choose to. Unfortunately, many who are entering into these inventories do not understand the implications of needing and not having liquor bottle security.

Near the Seattle, Washington area, where liquor sales were privatized within the last few years, the moment everyone was open for business organized crime struck big and struck hard. Many of the stores did not think through the necessity for liquor bottle security to be in place. As a result, some early reports came from businesses loosing upwards of a thousand dollars a day in liquor bottle theft.

By the time the stores figured out what was going on and the losses that they had incurred, hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory and potential sales had been lost. Liquor bottle security quickly moved into position as the number one priority for these businesses.

Since then, the inventory losses have slowed down. It has been primarily attributed to the implementation of liquor bottle security and overall liquor bottle theft awareness.

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 

 

Posted December 11th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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A Better Way To Identify- Liquor Bottle Security

Liquor bottle security is not just about bottle locks- even if they are the top of the line Alpha Security EASy Bottle locks. Liquor bottle security is about every piece and part to the security puzzle you have inside your store.
Unfortunately, when you are dealing with a consumable, and often addiction driven, inventory even the best security features won’t stop a truly determined criminal. That is why your liquor bottle security should also include some form of reliable and high quality video surveillance.
When I watch the evening news, the majority of the theft related stories I hear come out of liquor stores. It seem like whenever there is surveillance available, the footage seems to find their way onto the news. Local law enforcement often uses these videos to help find a suspect.
Along the same lines, courts will utilize video surveillance to help them prosecute a case. Whether the suspect is robbing the store or shoplifting from it, a solid prosecution can sometimes be more easily made when there is video surveillance available to corroborate the plaintiff’s case.
Even better than video footage, is high quality video footage. The less grainy and more detailed the picture, the better chance law enforcement has of finding a suspect and then successfully prosecuting them in a court of law.
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 

Liquor bottle security is not just about bottle locks- even if they are the top of the line Alpha Security EASy Bottle locks. Liquor bottle security is about every piece and part to the security puzzle you have inside your store.

Unfortunately, when you are dealing with a consumable, and often addiction driven, inventory even the best security features won’t stop a truly determined criminal. That is why your liquor bottle security should also include some form of reliable and high quality video surveillance.

When I watch the evening news, the majority of the theft related stories I hear come out of liquor stores. It seems like whenever there is surveillance available, the footage seems to find their way onto the news. Local law enforcement often uses these videos to help find a suspect.

Along the same lines, courts will utilize video surveillance to help them prosecute a case. Whether the suspect is robbing the store or shoplifting from it, a solid prosecution can sometimes be more easily made when there is video surveillance available to corroborate the plaintiff’s case.

Even better than video footage, is high quality video footage. The less grainy and more detailed the picture, the better chance law enforcement has of finding a suspect and then successfully prosecuting them in a court of law.

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 

 

Posted December 4th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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The Life Cycle of a Bottle- Alpha Security

Alpha Security is no stranger to the life cycle of a liquor or wine bottle. As a company whose mission is to provide successful anti theft devices and deterrents, Alpha Security understands that sometimes liquor bottles can end up having a completely different life of their own.
The typical cycle is the liquor is bottled and then distributed by the maker of that particular brand of alcohol. From there it arrives at a liquor store (restaurant, nightclub, etc) to be sold to an adult over the age of 21. It is here that the bottles sometimes decide to add in a new step in the distribution process.
Many non -chain restaurants or clubs are hard pressed with their available finances to purchase their inventory. As such, they are always on the lookout for a new, cheaper avenue to take- improving their margins and profits along the way. Criminal rings have been initiated, or work with these venues to produce a new stream of inventory- through the theft of liquor bottles from a near by liquor store.
These criminal theft rings will seek out and target liquor stores that do not have Alpha Security EASy bottle for their bottle locks, or a similar kind of bottle security. Without bottle security, liquor bottles are easily stolen, and then resold to these restaurants and clubs. 
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 

Alpha Security is no stranger to the life cycle of a liquor or wine bottle. As a company whose mission is to provide successful anti theft devices and deterrents, Alpha Security understands that sometimes liquor bottles can end up having a completely different life of their own.

The typical cycle is the liquor is bottled and then distributed by the maker of that particular brand of alcohol. From there it arrives at a liquor store (restaurant, nightclub, etc) to be sold to an adult over the age of 21. It is here that the bottles sometimes decide to add in a new step in the distribution process.

Many non -chain restaurants or clubs are hard pressed with their available finances to purchase their inventory. As such, they are always on the lookout for a new, cheaper avenue to take- improving their margins and profits along the way. Criminal rings have been initiated, or work with these venues to produce a new stream of inventory- through the theft of liquor bottles from a near by liquor store.

These criminal theft rings will seek out and target liquor stores that do not have Alpha Security EASy bottle for their bottle locks, or a similar kind of bottle security. Without bottle security, liquor bottles are easily stolen, and then resold to these restaurants and clubs.

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 

 

Posted November 29th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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Protecting Your Employees- Bottle Security

Liquor stores are at a higher risk of being broken into at night, or from being robbed during operating hours. There are many kinds of bottle security to protect your inventory assets, but what are you doing to protect another valuable asset- your employees?
Increasing your store’s overall security is key to protecting your employees from and during a robbery. Some of the best solutions are to use security cameras and alarm systems. Adding a silent alarm behind a counter can be extremely beneficial during an actual robbery attempt.
The silent alarm button will alert local police to the store without being obvious to the robber. Knowing that there is a silent alarm can help employees feel safer before a robbery attempt. They can feel like they are being protected proactively.
Employees also feel safer and more secure during a robbery attempt because they know help is on the way. Even if the robbers leave before the police get there, the employees feel less alone in during a highly stressful, and potentially traumatizing, event.
Bottle security can help to decrease the likelihood of a robbery even taking place. When potential robbers see that there are security cameras, monitors, signage, and even bottle locks, they know there is a heightened level of awareness and security features in place. Compared to a liquor store that does not display any meaningful bottle security, the robber will be more likely to go on to that store.
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 

Liquor stores are at a higher risk of being broken into at night, or from being robbed during operating hours. There are many kinds of bottle security to protect your inventory assets, but what are you doing to protect another valuable asset- your employees?

Increasing your store’s overall security is key to protecting your employees from and during a robbery. Some of the best solutions are to use security cameras and alarm systems. Adding a silent alarm behind a counter can be extremely beneficial during an actual robbery attempt.

The silent alarm button will alert local police to the store without being obvious to the robber. Knowing that there is a silent alarm can help employees feel safer before a robbery attempt. They can feel like they are being protected proactively.

Employees also feel safer and more secure during a robbery attempt because they know help is on the way. Even if the robbers leave before the police get there, the employees feel less alone in during a highly stressful, and potentially traumatizing, event.

Bottle security can help to decrease the likelihood of a robbery even taking place. When potential robbers see that there are security cameras, monitors, signage, and even bottle locks, they know there is a heightened level of awareness and security features in place. Compared to a liquor store that does not display any meaningful bottle security, the robber will be more likely to go on to that store.

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 

 

Posted November 22nd, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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Adapt and Adjust- Bottle Security

A generation ago, bottle security was allowing the clerk to keep a baseball bat behind the counter. We could shake down anyone who we thought might be stealing from us. If we were wrong, well, that was ok. We would just yell at them to never come back and send them on their way.
Times have changed. Bottle security is vastly different, as are the legal confines that we need to act within. If we accuse someone of stealing, not only do we need to be right, but also we have to be able to prove that they stole from us. Otherwise we can be found liable in a court of law, and who wants to have to pay a shoplifter who was stealing from us?
Bottle security is about adapting and adjusting to today’s business climate, not wallowing in how things used to be. Advancements in technology allow our bottle security to do some of the work for us. Instead of confronting every person we suspect of shoplifting, we can use bottle locks, like the EASy Bottle, to deter them from the start.
If the Alpha Security EASy Bottle lock is not removed an alarm will sound as the person exits with a bottle. That gives us cause to approach, not accuse, but to approach them and ask them to pay for the product.
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 generation ago, bottle security was allowing the clerk to keep a baseball bat behind the counter. We could shake down anyone who we thought might be stealing from us. If we were wrong, well, that was ok. We would just yell at them to never come back and send them on their way.

Times have changed. Bottle security is vastly different, as are the legal confines that we need to act within. If we accuse someone of stealing, not only do we need to be right, but also we have to be able to prove that they stole from us. Otherwise we can be found liable in a court of law, and who wants to have to pay a shoplifter who was stealing from us?

Bottle security is about adapting and adjusting to today’s business climate, not wallowing in how things used to be. Advancements in technology allow our bottle security to do some of the work for us. Instead of confronting every person we suspect of shoplifting, we can use bottle locks, like the EASy Bottle, to deter them from the start.

If the Alpha Security EASy Bottle lock is not removed an alarm will sound as the person exits with a bottle. That gives us cause to approach, not accuse, but to approach them and ask them to pay for the product.

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 

 

Posted November 15th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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Shut Them Out- Bottle Security

One of the advantages a state run liquor store has is the ability to limit those can come into their store. They have the ability to mandate that no one under the age of 21 can step foot into the store. It’s a pretty effective form of bottle security, eliminating the risk of theft by minors.
Unfortunately, for many of us who are left, we are not just a liquor store. We are stores that sell liquor, amongst other items. It is not as practical for us to completely eliminate the under 21 crowd, as many of them do buy our other merchandise. If we shut them out completely, we will loose our other sales.
What we can do is take their ideas for bottle security and incorporate them into our store layouts. By creating a store in store area, we can limit which customers enter this now restricted area.  
Some options are to completely close an area off and have a door securing the space from the rest of the store. It would be more expensive, but it would also easier to regulate. Another, less costly way, is to section an area off using existing shelving runs and aisles. This uses the supplies you already have, while still delineating a spot for your liquor to be sold from.
Even adding a designated area that can closely be monitored by where your employees normally are stationed (such as by the registers) help the employees maintain visual bottle security on the merchandise. I would not suggest merchandising the liquor right by an exit door, since it could be a prime target for grab and run thefts.
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 

One of the advantages a state run liquor store has is the ability to limit those can come into their store. They have the ability to mandate that no one under the age of 21 can step foot into the store. It’s a pretty effective form of bottle security, eliminating the risk of theft by minors.

Unfortunately, for many of us who are left, we are not just a liquor store. We are stores that sell liquor, amongst other items. It is not as practical for us to completely eliminate the under 21 crowd, as many of them do buy our other merchandise. If we shut them out completely, we will loose our other sales.

What we can do is take their ideas for bottle security and incorporate them into our store layouts. By creating a store in store area, we can limit which customers enter this now restricted area.

Some options are to completely close an area off and have a door securing the space from the rest of the store. It would be more expensive, but it would also easier to regulate. Another, less costly way, is to section an area off using existing shelving runs and aisles. This uses the supplies you already have, while still delineating a spot for your liquor to be sold from.

Even adding a designated area that can closely be monitored by where your employees normally are stationed (such as by the registers) help the employees maintain visual bottle security on the merchandise. I would not suggest merchandising the liquor right by an exit door, since it could be a prime target for grab and run thefts.

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 

 

Posted November 8th, 2014 by Security and filed in Security
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