Caught red handed: How tags with exploding ink are the ultimate theft deterrent

For all the benefits of the summer months, there is one big drawback for retailers: As the temperatures increase, so do shoplifting incidents. As loss prevention professionals know, crime tends to surge in the summer, and shoplifting is no exception to this trend. Kids are on summer break, people are out of their homes and merchandise is displayed at storefronts everywhere. These factors add up to a ripe season for shoplifting.

5 tips to prevent the habitual shoplifter from making off with your merchandise

Shoplifting is a crime, but for many, it's also a compulsion and an addiction. As the Mayo Clinic points out, kleptomania is an impulse control disorder. It causes people not only to steal, but to continue doing it. For retailers, this kind of person is a major headache. As loss prevention professionals know, one of the main problems with habitual shoplifters isn't just that they steal frequently, but that they're very good at getting away with it.

How to safeguard merchandise stored outside

For retailers, summer is great for business, but it can also make for risky business. That's because with the rise in temperatures, many enterprises will display merchandise outside the storefront to entice foot traffic. By showing what you've got on the outside, you drive people inside. But this setup is also lucrative for thieves.

InkPencil™ Garment Tag Thwarts Shoplifters

Tampering with this security clothing tag breaks its ink canister Thieves aiming to steal clothing from stores are facing a state-of-the art crime fighter in the battle against retail shoplifting. The technology comes in the form of a tamper-resistant, anti-theft security tag that releases an ink stain as a deterrent for thieves intending to steal […]