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Terri Windham
AC1102475
Assignment 3_03
Shoplifting and prevention
Private Security

Discuss six types of shoplifting prevention and detection techniques name and briefly describe each, and give your opinion about which shoplifting prevention and detection technique is the most effective and why.

Shoplifting and detection are used in many stores to prevent theft. Below I will briefly discuss the six different ways they are used.

Two-Way mirrors: These types of mirrors are used mostly in the retail trade such as department stores, supermarkets, and large variety and discount stores. The one watching the people can see through the mirror but the customer will see only their reflection. Two-way mirrors though are not good in small stores as they need to be staffed all the time. (pg. 114)

Video Monitoring: With all this technology advancements video surveillance is flexible and easy to use. The system uses internet protocol (pg. 115), so it’s easy to use and set up, install and maintain. The monitors are placed in certain areas of the store or strategic places that meet their needs. The good thing about these types of cameras is they not only alert to shoplifters but other crimes as well (pg. 115). Because they are also set up outside in parking lots and tape continuously they can get license plates or pictures of faces in case of kidnaps or murders, and muggings as well if there in range of the cameras. Security officers: Security officers both plain clothed and uniformed will also be useful in catching shoplifters. The differences in the jobs they will do are somewhat different but the outcome will be the same. Uniformed officers must be allowed to their job not just greet customers (pg. 115-116) they should make their presence known to the public, by walking around the store and checking out things and people around them also in doing this they should change what they do so the shoplifter doesn’t get there routine down. Plain-clothes...
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