What is involved in the installation of a clothing alarm? Well first we should review what the components are.
The primary compnents are antennas at entry and exit points, inside the store. They are usually about a foot and a half front to back, 5 feet tall or so and a couple inches thick.
These antennas will pick up tags that are either, hard tags or labels. Checkpoint security systems (pictured above) uses a radio frequency technology. The tags vibrate at a specific frequency that is picked up by the antennas when they get in range. This will set off the alarm notifying everyone there is an issue with merchandise heading out the door.
Go to Checkpoint security tags to learn more about both hard tags and labels.
The Checkpoint tags that are hard tags are removable with a special device that is attached at the cash register. The labels are deactivated when processed through checkout via an under counter deactivation pad. Unlike other systems that require direct contact of product rubbing on the deactivation pad, Checkpoint Security Systems tags will deactivate within a 12 to 17″ field above the counter. This is because it is not a magnetic system. Magnetic systems are the older technology which can damage credit cards and cell phones.
Installing a clothing alarm will deter would be shoplifters from entering your store and they will simply move on to another location that is unprotected.
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