Checkpoint Electronic Article Surveillance

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) equipment provides security and loss prevention to store merchandise. However, EAS is not the complete solution to the shoplifting problem and will not stop shoplifting by itself. Points that should be kept in mind when using EAS in a loss prevention program include: Certain labels and tags can be noticed by shoplifters and removed. Concealment is important with labels. Labels can be disguised and hard tags should be made extra secure depending on where and how they are attached. Labeling and tagging merchandise costs in both the labels and tags and labor. This can be cost prohibitive if you attempt to tag and label all merchandise. Consider establishing a price point and up that are to be tagged. Of course you also want to label and tag any merchandise that is prone to theft. A properly maintained system, labels and tags can be a huge support to customer service when there is a high ratio of customers to employees. Security and loss prevention professionals know that the presence of tagging systems themselves can be a deterrent to most types of shoplifters. Dye tags can be used on soft goods and clothing for product denial. Want more information on: security and loss prevention or call 1.866.914.2567

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