Rely On Sensormatic Hard Tags For All Your Loss Prevention Needs
Can electronic article surveillance tags from one company be used with an anti-theft system from another manufacturer? The answer is yes, but why would you want to do this? I thought about this the other day as I was looking at purses and wallets in a department store with my wife. Well, she was looking at the purses and wallets I was looking at the mix of Sensormatic hard tags and another company’s hard tags. What I was seeing was a very strange mix of devices and even strategies. I have been in the Loss Prevention business for a very long time and I could not make heads or tails of what they were trying to do. From the mix of tags to what was tagged to HOW merchandise was tagged the only way I could describe what I saw was it looked like a mess.
How bad could things be when we are only talking about electronic article surveillance tagging? The mix of tags was the first sign of confusion in this store. Sensormatic tags are top of the line for protecting merchandise. They are reliable and can be counted on to activate the pedestals at the doors in the event someone tries to leave without paying for merchandise that is tagged. When it comes to durability their tags are as tough as tags come. There is very little chance a criminal is going to be able to force Sensormatic hard tags off of any piece of merchandise without seriously damaging the product. Since that defeats what the crook is trying to do, steal for personal use or re-sale, the criminal is usually going to go elsewhere. It makes no sense that a retailer would choose to use another brand of tag when Sensormatic provides all the protection that is needed.
If the mix of tags wasn’t confusing enough to me I then looked at what the store had tagged and what they had not tagged. This was a mish-mash that I could not untangle in my mind. I observed a $108 handbag sitting out with no security tag. I found $50 wallets on open display with no electronic article surveillance tags and I even looked through the wallets for hidden tags (yes, I know where these tend to be concealed). I did find $50 key chains secured with two hard tags which brings me to my final head scratcher.
I was impressed when I saw the key chains with Sensormatic hard tags looped through them by lanyards which are accessories available from Sensormatic. I was perplexed when I then saw the Sensormatic tag was secured to a stationary fixture by a different company’s alarm cable lock! Despite my best effort I could not figure out what the Loss Prevention department was trying to do. First, the purpose of any Sensormatic tag is to allow the store to put merchandise on open display so customers can pick up merchandise, examine it and have the freedom to carry the item. Associates are freed up from having to unlock display cases or secure fixtures to “show” merchandise that might not be sold. The store owner can be reassured the merchandise will be safe with Sensormatic security tags attached to products. It increases sales and reduces shortage. The idea of securing a security device with another security device makes my head spin. To use two different brands to do something this convoluted just seems nutty to me.
If you are looking to prevent theft in your store look at a Sensormatic security system for the protection you need. Sensormatic hard tags and labels come in all of the varieties and styles necessary to keep your merchandise safe from predators while giving your customers the freedom they want to shop in your store. There are other brands on the market but none as good as a genuine Sensormatic tag. THAT is the sense of security every retailer needs to have in order to grow a business.
Sensormatic security tags are important and we can help you with it. Call 1.770.426.0547 and let’s talk.