Tablets are rising in popularity almost by the day. Gone are the days of toting around a bulky laptop, or a computer on wheels. Wireless tablets are finding their way into every imaginable field. Most prevalent is there use in the medical field. Doctors, nurses, dentists and almost every specialty in-between are switching from bulky push computers and paper charts to the ease and simplicity of a tablet. You know what else is on the rise? Tablet theft.
Talk to any retail manager that carries these items and you will find out just how large the problem really is. Retail stores have to take extreme measures to protect their merchandise. With these advances in security technology, thieves will often move to the path of least resistance. Often times that means stealing from stores that have minimal security. What’s happening more frequently is that we are seeing that it is increasingly difficult for a thief to get their hands on tablets in stores. Due to the strong week control measures in place in hospitals, there is a rise in theft of these devices within the medical field. After all, the tablets can be wiped clean very easily and resold in minutes on the street. What can you do to protect the investments you’ve made in medical tech?
Enter the Alpha Thunder tag. These tags are the gold standard in several big chain retailers throughout the country because they work. Here are the basics of how the tag works:
The Thunder tag is placed onto the back of the tablet with custom adhesive. A plunger on the back-side of the tag detects any tampering. If the tag is removed from the device, it sounds an ear piercing 95dba alarm. In order for the tag to work properly, you will also need to install a tower antenna, such as the N10 antenna. These almost invisible gates detect when the tag passes through (say an exit door). This would also alert staff or security that a tag is exiting the building.
If you do a quick google search on how to prevent tablet theft, you’ll see hundreds of different locks, cases and software aimed at protecting tablets, specifically in the medical field. The costs can quickly add up into the thousands. We all are aware of the rising health care costs and the strain that puts on hospital budgets. Administrators need to find a way to leverage technology for efficiency in addition to securing those assets in a cost effective manner. The Alpha Thunder tag, along with the N10 antenna are a fantastic solution to this problem and can help hospitals across the country solve a problem that the retail community has had for years.
For more information about Alpha Thunder Tag contact us or call 1.770.426.0547.