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.
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