The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) was commissioned by InVue to run research on the T1000, in September and October 2017.
The research took place in two stores in Gainesville, Florida and was conducted with wet razor handles and printer ink cartridges, two high loss items.
Below are two of the key findings of this research:
T1000 minimises theft:
Out of the shoplifters interviewed during the research:
- 57% understood the mechanism (increase time), while 43% didn’t.
- 64% wouldn’t steal an item protected by T1000, while 36% would.
“They draw a lot of attention. Make a lot of noise. It’s a lot of noise involved. A lot of standing.”
“‘Too much time involved. Too much time. It looks like it makes noise. Draws attention.”