@NSCMe Nasser sports lack proper Security

Security is a sensitive issue for most retail companies as it affects the bottom line in terms of pilferage and unauthorized movement of stock.

Last night whilst augmenting my sports arsenal, I sought out the nearest sports retailer to my house, Nasser Sports (behind Adasani Complex in Hawally) for a sports backpack that locks in the front.

Having found the item I was searching for (and for an amazing price that was further discounted at the cashier) I took my items to the cashier to pay and leave. I had another item I wished to search Adasani complex for, and since the store has an exit straight into the complex, I decided to make my way through it.

I walked through the security check, waved at the security guard, and went about my way.

After I got home, I realized that the zipper for the bag was not working. It was being obstructed by something.

This:

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The magnetic tag meant to prevent theft by causing an alarm to sound if it passes through the exits without being removed.

I passed by the retail store again the next day, and walked in through a different entrance, sure enough, the alarm sounded. I produced the receipt along with the tags with the barcode for the item on them and explained to the CSR what had happened.

Given the nature of my job, I will put it simply:

Risk:
Faulty detection mechanism could lead to pilferage of retail items that could cause financial loss to the company.

Recommendation:
Management should ensure that Security equipment at the exits/entrances is properly working and regularly maintained.

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