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Thieves Can Beat Security Tags in Retail Stores
We often see complex-looking security tags on expensive items in retail operations and commonly in clothing stores. They have been around for a long time, but how effective are they and have shoplifters figured out ways to bypass them? Let’s take a closer look at security tag technology.ink security tag
First of all, there are several different types of technology used in electronic article surveillance (EAS). These include magnetic strips, which are commonly used in libraries; acousto-magnetic strips that are similar but offer better reliability; radio frequency identification systems, which can only be deactivated by damaging them; and disposable hard source tags that are designed around the philosophy of “benefit denial” by destroying an item’s usefulness. This is often accomplished by attaching a dye pack to clothing.
Unfortunately, even though retailers spend a lot of time and energy planning their loss prevention strategies and technologies, petty criminals are often skilled at defeating these measures. Several online forums regularly trade techniques for circumventing security tags and other loss prevention measures. A determined thief will find a way.