Clothing security is a vital tool used by retailers across the world to reduce the negative effects of shoplifting. The use of a clothing alarm system can dramatically reduce your company’s loss. Most shoplifters will avoid or at least think twice before attempting to steal from a store that has a clothing alarm system. A clothing alarm system consists of three major features.
The first feature is an invisible RF (radio frequency) field that is located at exit doors and sometimes at entrances to restrooms or other locations that a store decides they want merchandise that has not been purchased to go. This clothing security system will alarm if “live” clothing security tags is pass through the field.
The second feature is the use of clothing security tags. Clothing security tags are placed on your merchandise and will alarm your clothing alarm system if someone tries to steal the item. These usually come in two forms, what is called a “hard tag” and a “soft tag.” The difference between the two is that a hard tag is reusable and is detached at the point of sale. A soft tag is designed to be permanently deactivated at the point of sale and leave the store still attached to the merchandise.
The third feature is the detacher/deactivation unit that is located at the point of sale. When a client brings the merchandise to the counter for purchase the clothing security tags are detached or deactivated. Now when the items that were properly purchased leave the store they will not alarm your clothing security system.
While a clothing alarm system will not guarantee that you will never have a shoplifter it is a very important tool that can be used to greatly reduce the risk of a shoplifter reducing your bottom line.
For more information on clothing security, clothing alarms or how clothing security tags can help you with you business, contact us at Loss Prevention Systems, Inc.