While no one ever plans on having an employee steal, it is an unfortunate reality of the retail environment. Take a look at the following suggestions. There are no sure fire ways to avoid theft. Implementing some of these strategies will reduce your exposure to the criminal element.
First, are you running background checks on your employees? That will help reduce the bad apples from the start.
Next, understand that the honest employees you do hire may not always remain so. Be watchful of signs of financial stress or alcohol abuse. Both situations could lead to cash or liquor theft.
The next part is to implement some form of liquor bottle security. Alpha Security has a truly comprehensive line of products specifically for bottle security. Their EASy Bottle liquor bottle lock is a quick fix to prevent theft. It is a cap that is placed over the top of a bottle that has an embedded alarm tag. This cap will alarm your Checkpoint Systems if it gets too close to the doors without being removed.
Keep in mind that liquor Bottle locks are great to guard against both employee theft and external theft (shoplifters).
If you can, include some camera equipment at your store. Common points of view would be over the registers and at the entrance/ exit doors. Make sure that your cameras are visible to anyone who enters. As a general rule, people are less likely to do something bad if they are aware of being filmed.
This is a great start to protecting your employee’s good name and your good profits. Keep your eyes open and your employees will be more likely to stay honest.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
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