Mobile phones are no longer a luxury; they’re a necessity for socializing, entertainment, work, safety and staying connected with loved ones, hence their extreme popularity. However, as popular as these devices are, criminal activity targeting these devices is higher than ever. Retailers have to stay on top of mobile device security in order to prevent shoplifting and keep shrinkage down.

Failure to do so can result in the need for vandalism repair, such as to display cases and shelving, as well as loss of product. Thieves also act as direct competitors to you; they often turn around and sell your mobile devices for a lower price. Worse, the theft of devices from your store results in fewer display models that customers can inspect and try out. This makes you less likely to sell products, as customers will rarely buy sight-unseen.

There are multiple ways that you can approach anti-theft and security. Which is most effective for retailers today, especially now that criminals are smarter and more advanced than ever?

Anti-Theft Devices

Specialized anti-theft devices are your best attempt at preventing crime. Security devices hold mobile phones in a clutch stand and keep them tethered onto the device. Scorpion Security Products offers a line of electronic anti theft devices for items such as: phones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and more. The Scorpion protects electronic devices without having to compromise aesthetics. For more information on Scorpion retail anti-theft devices, visit