Up until a few years ago, I didn’t put much thought into liquor bottle security.
One night, at the local grocery store, I saw man lingering in the corner of a back aisle with a bottle of tequila. He didn’t see me at first and proceeded to stuff the bottle down his pants! I had to do a double take to really believe what I just saw.
I worked in retail security and thought I knew it all. But because I didn’t work with liquor bottles, the thought of bottle security opened up a whole new world for me.
I was very familiar with the different retail anti theft devices that Alpha Security manufactures and develops. Mostly it is because we use so many of them in my store. What I don’t use first hand, I tend to see advertised in one of my Loss Prevention trade magazines- that is except the bottle locks- specific to liquor bottle security. Those were brand new to my field of vision.
There are several different styles of their proprietary brand of EASy Bottle locks, to choose from. Each one is designed to accommodate the customer, while deterring the potential thieves. As it turns out, bottle locks will not only work for liquor bottles, but for wine bottles as well. Double score for the liquor stores!
If the grocery store I had visited had used any bottle security at all, I doubt they would have lost that bottle of tequila. I suspect that this wasn’t their first incident of theft, and probably won’t be their last.
For more information on 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