Most clothing alarm systems are made up of several components. The antennas at the doors, the security tags on clothes and the detachers. Each plays an important role.
The clothing alarm antennas such as Checkpoint Systems are normally located at the customer doors. The antennas are mounted to the floor and require 110-volt AC power. The Checkpoint System antennas watch for hard tags at a frequency of 8.2 MHz. Once the tag is seen the Checkpoint antennas produce an alarm tone and light alerting store staff. It is important to keep the antennas clear of merchandise. Displays must be at least three feet away. It is also best to keep store fixtures and decorations such as Christmas trees away from the system. The clothing alarm should be tested every day and any issues should trigger a service call. These systems require professional installation and service. Contrary to what resellers of used equipment tell you they can only be tuned by authorized service tech with the training and tools.
The clothing security tags come in a wide range of types and sizes. One thing to remember is that the bigger the better. Smaller clothing security tags will not generally perform as well as larger ones. However, for most retailers the smaller security tags on clothes work just fine. The most popular is the Checkpoint mini hard tag. There is now the next generation of clothing security tags . It is called the 3G. This hard tag has a very strong shell that cannot be pried apart with a knife or screwdriver. The Fashion2 and Fashion2 Accessory clothing security tags are also very good. Most hard tags are in models that require either a standard or super detacher.
The detacher is what store employees use to remove the security tags on clothes when they are purchased at the POS. Detachers come in several types. But you should use a super detacher at a minimum. The first generation “standard” detacher is easier to defeat by shoplifters. The clutch in clothing security tags that require a super detacher are much more robust. Even better is the S3 detacher by Alpha High Theft Solutions. The S3 is very unique and is almost impossible to defeat.
Take clothing security serious and you will be rewarded with higher profits and less shoplifting. Remember clothing security starts when the shoplifter walks in your door!
For more information about clothing alarm or security tags on clothes contact us at clothing security or call 1.866.914.2567.
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