Checkpoint Tags and Checkpoint Labels are designed for one thing- to prevent theft, be deactivated quickly and to signal shoplifting in progress. If, for any reason, these Checkpoint Systems components fail on their intended use, they would not be worth the investment.
How many of us have seen customers set off an EAS alarm as they were exiting the store? Probably most of us have. No matter how commonplace it is for anyone working within the retail industry, for a customer it can be an extremely embarrassing situation. Potentially one where the customer may not come back simply because of this embarrassment at the hands of the EAS system.
On the other hand, I have personally apprehended shoplifters who were stealing merchandise that had the EAS tags still on. Sometimes the shoplifter was using a blocker, other times the tags were cheap and defective. In both situations, the EAS devices and the security system did not do what it needed to do.
Checkpoint Systems have worked tirelessly to develop several new products that address these particular complaints. Faster and more accurate deactivation of Checkpoint Systems components help to reduce embarrassing false alarms. This also helps the shoplifters understand that the fewer accidental alarms cluttering up the exits means that what alarms are left actually are legitimate ones from shoplifters.
Shoplifters will not have a better chance of being detected by employees. Additionally, these new Checkpoint Systems are including technology that registers and detects a shoplifters jamming device. A jamming device is usually a tool to help block the signals that come from an EAS system. Common forms of jammers are foil lined bags or coat pockets- referred to as bolsters or boosters.