Liquor stores have enough problems with crime without having to worry about shoplifters and bottle security. But although shoplifting is not in the news like the more noteworthy crimes like robbery, burglary, vandalism, bad checks and credit card fraud, the fact is that economically, shoplifting has an impact that is at least equal to any and all of the other crimes. That’s part of the frustration of shoplifting, which happens every day, in just about every liquor store.
The frustration comes when the owner knows that he should have six bottles of Grey Goose on display and there are only two. What should be a full case of wine displayed near the entrance has a couple of bottles missing that aren’t accounted for by sales. Frustration comes at inventory time when the owner sees the unacceptable inventory loss for the preceding period, or does a cycle count and is short more inventory than he can afford to lose and still make a profit.
The pain is even worse with the expensive bottles of liquor that seem to be the frequent target of thieves, even after CCTV systems have been installed.
Help may come in the form of liquor bottle security from Alpha Security. Bottle locks are hard plastic devices that come in several styles and models and are designed to keep the product in the store until it is paid for, but still allow it to be openly displayed and handled by legitimate customers before purchase. The bottle locks work in two ways. The device fits over the top of the bottle and fits in such a way that the bottle cap can’t be removed without a key supplied only by Alpha Security, and is used by the cashier at the point of sale to remove the bottle lock. The second way is that the bottle locks, even those that only fit around the neck of the bottle contain an RFID device that is detectable by retail anti theft devices provided by Checkpoint Systems, a leader in the manufacture of anti shoplifting solutions. When the bottle lock passes through the field, the alarm sounds.
Ease the frustration of shoplifting and liquor sampling with liquor bottle security from Alpha Security.