It wasn’t too long ago that the best way to deter shoplifters was to lock up your high-risk, high-value products or keep them behind the counter. But with ever-increasing competition and shrinking margins, successful retailers need to have their merchandise out on the sales floor, where potential customers can touch Read More
Tag: EAS source tagging
Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as Read More
In Part 1 of this article series , we looked back at the beginning of this story in 1994, when The Home Depot executed the first contracts for EAS labels affixed directly by manufacturers in their packaging, rather than by in-store labor.
At that time, there were three companies jockeying for control Read More
Every so often, a simple idea catches the imagination, fervor, and engagement of a group of people and is developed into a successful practice that revolutionizes a business. Electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging is definitely one of those.
This story commemorates the evolution of source tagging with The Home Depot Read More
Experienced, organized, and professional shop thieves have long ago identified how to defeat what they view as rather predictable electronic article surveillance system technologies. Their habits and techniques are well advertised on YouTube and available in published books sold on Amazon. Given this, the primary target for EAS technologies should arguably Read More
Tyco Retail Solutions is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Sensormatic brand, a name synonymous with innovation, quality and service. The company’s first anti-theft pedestals and tags were disruptive technologies to an industry that relied on physical security for merchandise protection. Today, Tyco builds on the strength of its trusted Read More
Loss Prevention Essentials: Electronic Article Surveillance Technology Helps Enhance Sales and Protect Profits
Sponsored by BSI
Electronic article surveillance, or EAS, systems have long been a staple in the battle to curb shoplifting. Retailers over the years have collectively spent millions of dollars to protect their merchandise from shoplifters and, in some cases, their own employees. Like many major expenses, when the technology is Read More
History repeats itself until history is rewritten. For decades, prerecorded music and video products have been prone to high shrinkage. Whether it was the vinyl album of yesteryear or the digital video disc of today, these products represented the hot trend of the day. As a result, prerecorded entertainment products have Read More