I’ve written hundreds of blogs specifically for my retail partners. While I enjoy sharing stories about shoplifters and the new cool technology out there to thwart them, I had a though the other day as I was getting a checkup at my doctor’s office. When both the nurse, then doctor came into the room they were all using iPads, instead of paper charting. Awesome, I thought to myself. I bet they can see more patients throughout the day as their jobs are more streamlined. My mind wandered straight back to my field though… I wondered if people have ever stolen a tablet. Of course someone has. Someone needs to introduce the medical community to the Alpha Thunder Tag.
Ask yourself this question; have you ever considered the possibility of someone stealing your tablet? On any given day a hospital is filled with patients, visitors, contractors, as well as the staff. Out of all these people in and out all day long, statistically speaking, someone is going to at least attempt to get out with a tablet if the opportunity presents itself. Worse yet are individuals who specifically target hospitals due to the poor security measures in place protecting tablets and laptops. So what can you do to protect your investments in technology? Spend thousands of software to track the device? What about bulky locks and cases? You should consider giving the Alpha Thunder Tag a whirl. They are the go-to protection device for some of the country’s largest retailers. What is this device, though and how does it work?
Have you ever noticed those towers that are at the front entrance of just about every retail and grocery store? Those are part of the store’s EAS (electronic Article Surveillance) system. High theft items have a special tag attached to them, and if the tags are not removed at the register, the towers will alarm when a tag passes through them. It’s very simple, yet highly effective.
The Alpha Thunder Tag uses this same technology, so you will also need to install these towers. A model such as the N10 antenna is incredibly small, measuring only a few inches wide and is practically invisible, so there’s no need to worry about bulky systems! The tag itself simply attaches to your iPad or similar device with some pretty strong adhesive. A plunger mechanism on the back detects any tampering. If someone removes the tag, it sounds an alarm to the tune of 95 dba. Loud enough for anyone around to hear. Additionally, if the tablet is removed from the designated area and the tag passes through the N10 antenna, it will also sound an audible alert, notifying staff or security of a possible theft.
Not only can the system be set up throughout a hospital setting, it’s versatile enough to work in private practice offices and even research laboratories. Not only is it vital that we protect the actual tablet from theft, this simple method can easily keep patient data and extremely confidential information out of the hands of someone with ill intentions.
If the retail industry can offer anything to our medical counterparts, it would be the N10 antenna and Thunder Tag combo. When used together, it gives you piece of mind to know that your technology will remain in house and out of the hands of criminals. It also gives your patients the peace of mind that their personal information will stay safe and out of the hands of criminals.
For more information about the Alpha Thunder Tag contact us or call 1.770.426.0547.