History Of Anti-Theft Systems

anti-theft systems 1In the past, the only anti-theft systems in place at supermarkets and large shopping malls were the CCTV (Closed Circuit TV ) cameras and watchful security guards. These were the only known anti-theft systems, which were effective enough in preventing shoplifting.

As with any other technology, the same technology was used to prevent shoplifting in a grocery mall as well as a jewelry shop.As expected, the grocery mall’s investment did not pay off much (as the cost of the goods shoplifted were less than the cost of installing and maintaining the expensive security systems). The only place where this system gave a good ROl (Return on Investment) was in the jewelry shops, where each small item (say a diamond ring), is much more expensive than a grocery item.