Here are a few tips that will help you use your Checkpoint security system and reduce the risk of false alarms.
The first bit of advice involves the placement of Checkpoint tags. When tagging your products, keep in mind that the cashiers are going to have to remove or deactivate the Checkpoint tags. If you maintain a common location for where the Checkpoint tags will be placed it will increase the efficiency at the point of sale.
Another tip is to test your Checkpoint systems regularly. I suggest keeping a tag on your manager key ring or in a wallet or purse. This way when you enter or leave you can test the system to ensure that it is working properly.
One more thing that I would recommend is to make sure that your employees have a general knowledge of how Checkpoint security systems work. In most retail applications there is a high turnover of employees. It can be easy to forget to train the new employees on what to do if the system alarms. The last thing that you want is for an employee to not know what to do between detaching the Checkpoint tags and when someone tries to leave and the system sounds.
There are a couple things that you do not want to do with your Checkpoint systems. Your system is designed to detect tags both between the two antennas and on the outside of the antennas. You will want to make sure that you do not place any merchandise within about three to four feet of the antennas. This can cause false alarm issues as well as reduce the sensitivity of the detection field.
Also, be mindful of other items that you might place near your Checkpoint security systems. Because the system creates a radio frequency field items such as Christmas tree lights, extension cords or anything that creates a metal coil could be a potential false alarm issue.
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