Clothing security tags used as part of an inventory protection / loss prevention system have been around for many years for good reason, they work. Sure there are those theives out there who are always working on how to defeat any and every security system that exists; however the odds are greatly in the favor of those who trust the clothing security technology.
Checkpoint Security Systems has recently released new clothing security tags that have stronger mechanisms in them to hold the pin in place.
These new Checkpoint Tags require a new stronger detacher as well to remove the pin making them a very secure clothing security solution.
Studies show that 85% of loss due to shoplifters are by habitual shoplifters. The shoplifters from this group who encounter a security system such as the Checkpoint System will not attempt theft 76% of the time. It is typical that apparel retailers using security tags on clothes see a reduction in inventory shrinkage by 50% and more.
So if an apparel retailer doing $1mil in business per year with an average inventory shrinkage of 4% (conservative) and a net profit margin of 4% (generous) cuts their losses in half, they just moved $20,000 from the loss column over to the revenues column. his also naturally translates to a 50% increase in net margin. These systems pay for themselves very quickly and long term are big money makers.