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Old 01-26-2016, 12:28 PM   #15
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"Shrink", an industry term that stands for anything that causes the store to lose money based on damaged, missing, or stolen merchandise, is more often than not caused internally than externally. Thieves can steal a retailer blind, but big box stores have more trouble with their own employees than they do with "customers".

Remember that the next time someone, especially a manger of a big box store, tells you that theft makes the price of their items go up X%.

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Back before the door bells... A good friend of mine took over as loss prevention officer (Head of security) at a K-Mart store where, as it happened, I got a job a short time later.... His name is Mac (Ok, his NickName is Mac).

Invisible Shrinkage "Shrunk" over 50% in his first year.. No alarm bells, No sensors, NO expensive Tags, Just Mack and George and their crew.

George was about 6 1/2 feet of Big Black man, He Stuck out like a sore thumb, He would actually stock shelves (right next to a shoplifter who was stuffing goods in her purse) and call to other workers.. Mac.. he dressed in an outfit that could best described as "K-Mart Shelf" and came out of the woodwork (I really mean that in the literal since)

One Day Mac was escorting his latest "Customer" out along with the police officer when he spotted another in the act.. The "new" shoplifter followed them out and as the officer was assisting the first into the car Mac collered the next one.. poor officer had not even left the parking lot and already his back seat was filled.

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Old 01-31-2016, 02:11 PM   #17
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I had the same thing happen to me with the wallet but I was getting stopped while walking in to the store. Getting pissed I said I'm coming in Not leaving leave me alone thinking darn I can't even go into a store. Stupid machines. Come to find out several months later I found the thing in my wallet.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:09 PM   #18
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Isn't it fun when the alarm goes off - everyone looks at each other wondering who the thief is and what did the try to steal. Most all times the cashier did not magnetize the strip or burn out the capacitor in the tank circuit.

RF anti-theft tag operate anywhere from 1.75 MHz to 9.5 MHz and are analog LC tanks circuit reactive.

HID prox card are much lower frequency at around the 125KC and are digital. Newer PROX systems operate up around 13 megs way out of range of any other systems.
Similar systems may have interacted in the past but newer systems are totally different operating systems would not interface in any way. Ii is like oil and water.

Some folks think the cell phone set them off. Most times the Rfid tag was never remove or deactivated in the phone but in some instances the phone is transmitting and may confuse the security sensors antennae and receivers.
Today we are going to NFC type cards and cell phones. Like smart cards. These can not trigger as the are data interactive.

today theft prevention starts with observation camera systems. once an security person spots a suspicious individual the camera is tagged on that person. as they walk the store, other cameras are able to track that person from camera to camera. sometimes multiple cameras are tracking and focused on that person. When the security people stop that person they good reason and probable cause. most folks would be surprised as to the complexity and intricacy of the camera systems found at place like walmart elsewhere. Digitization ain't nuttin like the old days analog crap.
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Boy technology sure is advanced. I had no idea. Thanks for the brief insite La Dagobago.
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I was in Home Depot today. I was on an isle by myself, picking out some moulding. They keep a cart in that isle that is used to cut specific lengths. Well wasn't more than 10 or 15 feet from an alarmed exit. The whole time I was there the alarm would go off until I moved farther up the isle.
Guess their sensors were saying to not even try it.

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