While most everyone in the United States has seen an EAS tag, not everyone really knows what they are. Clothing security tags, specifically Checkpoint tags are two hard pieces of plastic. One side has a steel pin attached. The other side has a tiny hole to receive the pin as it pierces through the material of a garment.
Once clamped together, the checkpoint tags are virtually indestructible. They require the use of a detacher to remove them. I have seen shoplifters try to pry them off, cut them off, and even burn the plastic off. Very little have succeeded. The ones that did ended up destroying the clothing they were trying to steal, or they busted the ink inside.
Clothing security tags that are referred to as ink tags are a hard EAS tag that has two ampoules of dye in one of the sides. There is generally a blue dye and a glow in the dark dye that stain whatever the inks come in contact with.
EAS refers to electronic article surveillance. In basic terms, the security tags on clothes have an RF transmitter inside. When it crosses the path of a clothing alarm (the big towers flanking the doors of a retailer) an audible alarm goes off.
Security tags on clothes, or EAS tags are available and used in the majority of large chain stores. It is equally beneficial for small boutiques and other small box stores to utilize the EAS tags in their clothing security.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase a clothing alarm or clothing security tags and an Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
For more information on Checkpoint tags, clothing security, clothing alarm, or clothing security tags how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at security tags on clothes or call 1.866.914.2567