LOSS PREVENTION TAGS - DESIGN BASICS
With no need of fancy introductions, these are the three main variables loss prevention professionals consider when designing an anti-shoplifting system:
- Number of Entries.
- Door Width.
- Merchandise Type.
1.- Number of Entries:
2.- Door Width:
3.- Merchandise Type:
After quickly analyzing your needs based on these 3 aspects we proceed to put together your retail security system with what we call “ The 4 Pillars of Loss Prevention”
LOSS PREVENTION DESIGN - 4 PILLARS
In combination with the three elements above, Antennas, Tags/Labels, Detachers/Deactivators, and YES, YOURSELF as the store management leader, are of important consideration.
1.- Detection Systems (Security Antennas):
2.- Security Tags or Security Labels:
3.- Detachers and Deactivators:
4.- Management and Monitoring of EAS Systems:
An EAS Systems, in and of itself, with no additional human intervention, goes to great lengths in protecting your inventory and avoiding losses, as it deters casual burglars and impulsive theft behavior. Additionally it can also give you a controlled environment with which to prevent professional burglars from achieving their goals, that’s where store management enters the equation. By knowing how your anti-shoplifting system works, knowing its strengths and limitations, you’ll know where to look for and how to be vigilant without being intrusive.
SENSORMATIC vs. CHECKPOINT
Sensormatic and Checkpoint are the most well known brands in the anti shoplifting industry. The decision to use one or the other will depend on your particular needs as well as budget. Essentially, there are several differences, the main one being the type of frequency. Sensormatic is built around an AM (Acousto Magnetic) frequency while Checkpoint is built on RF (Radio Frequency). These frequencies or solutions are not compatible between them meaning that it’s important for first time buyers to make an informed decision as it will be a long term one. The first step to acquire an EAS system would be to request a proposal. But in the meantime, to help you in the process, we put together the following informative table:
|Sensormatic vs. Checkpoint||Sensormatic||Checkpoint|
|Frequency Type||AM (Acousto Magnetic) 58 Khz||RF (Radio Frequency), 8.2 MHz (the most popular). Also 2.0, 4.6, 9.5 MHz|
|Tag Removal||Mechanical or Magnetic||Mostly Magnetic|
|Most Popular Security Tag||Supertag I, Supertag II, Supertag III||Mini Tag, Clam Tag, Stylus Tag|
|Security Labels||Thicker (Bulkier)||Thinner|
|Compatibility||Mostly only Sensormatic||Multiple brands as long as same RF Frequency|
|Electronics & Metallic Products||Better suited for metallic products||Not suited for metallic products|
|Type of retail stores favoring it||All clothing stores, electronics and metallics.||All clothing stores, pharmacies, eye glasses, book stores.|
Sensornation sells among other products pre-owned, used and new Sensormatic and Checkpoint products, we are not affiliated with either company. When you are ready to buy security tags call us at 305-539-3808 for the best deals.