As a retailer, there is no worse way to lose money than to have your merchandise stolen right from the display. With the world of electronics and devices in particular, it is important to have displays for people to hold, touch, interact with, and test before buying, but having high-dollar items out for anyone to use opens you up to potential theft. For mobile phones, their small size and higher price tag make them ideal targets for would-be thieves, so finding a way to protect your product while serving your customers is an important part of managing your store. Mobile device security is a growing market, and there are various ways you can approach the shoplifting problem.
Mobile phone anti-theft devices come in many different shapes, sizes, and setups. The key is to keep your devices attached to something physical while allowing customers to test their functionality, making them accessible while keeping them in your store. There are many different products, displays, and anti-theft devices on the market, so you can choose one that fits the vibe and look of your store. You can also customize the level of security you desire, since something more firmly attached will be more secure while something more aesthetically pleasing and movable might be slightly less secure. The more points of attachment on the display, the harder it is to break free and steal.
In addition to mobile device security products to keep your phones in their displays, you should take other steps to keep your store and products secure. A comprehensive security plan includes many different security measures and will save your store a substantial amount of money in lost product. One commonly used security measure is well-placed cameras. Not only will they give you footage of anyone who does attempt to steal something, their simple presence on walls or ceilings is often enough to prevent someone from even attempting to steal something. Another important component of theft prevention is well-trained employees whose presence deters potential thieves. By appearing attentive, moving frequently around the space, and greeting each person who enters the store, they ensure the environment is uncomfortable for anyone wanting to pocket the merchandise. Other effective security measures include keeping high-value items in locked display cases, having security tags on all items, and having a doorbell or noise go off when someone enters or exits.