Just this past weekend an older woman stopped me while I was inspecting the liquor bottle security at one of the grocery stores I’m responsible for. She asked me earnestly, “Is all of this really necessary?” referring to the Alpha S3 bottle caps I was installing. I smiled cordially and tried to give her the briefest answer possible. She continued, “Really? How often do people try to steal liquor?” My answer to her is the same answer that I’m giving you: “Often.”
Just over an hour after my conversation with that woman, 2 men dressed in black hooded coats came in, grabbed 5 bottles between them and ran back out. Luckily we were ready for them. (Note to thieves: black hooded coats tend to give you away.) We managed to recover most of our merchandise undamaged and send 2 crooks to jail. However, all you have to do is take a ride through any inner city in America and you’ll see that those who can afford it the least have a tendency to drink the most. It’s only a matter of time before the desperate turn to theft as a means to support their habit.
If you’re the proprietor of a liquor store or manage a store with a liquor department in it liquor bottle security should be one of your top priorities. Many companies, including Alpha High Theft Solutions, carry a number of products that allow you to display your product and have it accessible to customers while still providing a strong deterrent that will make most thieves think twice. Grab and runs, like the one I described above, and more traditional “concealment” theft are on the rise in the liquor industry. Make sure your awareness of liquor bottle security is as well.
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