Friday, March 24, 2006

Why do I need CCTV

Why do I need CCTV?

simple, whether you realize it or not loss prevention is a necessity for retails and EAS or electronic article surveillance is only one part of loss prevention. Effective Loss Prevention programs use a collection of different retail security measures. If have a large store and the checkout register is not next to the exit it can be hard to tell who the shoplifter really is.

I know, your thinking it is obviously the person holding the tagged merchandise. What if they hid the article in a bag or under their clothes?

More common is that multiple people exited the store at once and now what are you going to do? Search them? not likely.

EAS will stop 90% of shoplifters but the other 10% are professionals, and pros need to be caught in the act so you can prosecute them. CCTV allows you a little comfort; it is like having eyes in the back of your head.

Better surveillance systems will allow you to access them remotely, meaning you can be anywhere in the world and as long as there is internet access you can watch what is happening in the store. This type of retail security also helps with the help, see if people are stealing, goofing off, mistreating customers or on the other side monitoring the store can show you who is working hard.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

EAS Equipment

Why do need EAS equipment? I do nott notice any shoplifting, maybe just a little but not enough to justify spending thousands in EAS equipment. I heard that electronic tagging stuff does not even work that well.

No one can justify loss prevention equipment to you, if you can justify it yourself.

But consider this:

Why when you sign up for a home security system do they put that sticker in your window, Protected by ADT. It is not for you, it is so thieves will see it and think twice before breaking in.

When shoplifters see retail electronic security equipment in a store they are going to walk right by to the next store without EAS equipment.

Electronic Article Surveillance is like insurance for our store, and you can even promote and advertise for your company on the EAS posts.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

AMD3050 / MK395 SuperTag Power Detacher

This is the AMD3050 Super Tag power detacher.

Sensormatic manufactures this detacher in a countertop and flush mount model. Remove the pin from supertag security tags with ease. AMD 3050 product code is MK395. This Sensormatic detacher is not work with other sensormatic tags. Sensormatic is the leading manufacturer of loss prevention equipment.

Monday, March 06, 2006

We have covered many DETACHERS in the past and still people ask the age old question of how to remove Ink pins and security tags. We are going to explore the answer and look at a Sensormatic detacher.

Here is the MK 75, a hand held hard tag detacher:

The MK75 is used to remove the pin from Sensormatic Ultra Gators and MicroGators. The MK 75 is not compatible with any other type of tag, Sensormatic or other. Like all other Sensormatic detachers the MK75 has a built in security chip that sound the detection system at the door is one is brought in or out of the store and NO the chip can not be removed.

So, why are we taking about Micro Gators and UltraGators? Sensormatic makes the Super Tag and if you are looking to protect your store from shoplifting use the SuperTag!

Well the Gator style hard tags from ADT (owns Sensormatic) are great for backers to ink pins. They are relative cheap in comparison to other new hard security tags and give added security by using a special detacher . . . the MK75

If you are looking to remove security tags or ink pins make sure to know what type of detacher you need, because security tags can be removed without the proper detacher, especially sensormatic tags.