Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Retail Security Tag Evaluation...

The UFO security tag has been around for a while. Let's evaluate it.

Technology: Typically a UFO tag is an 8.2 Megahertz radio frequency tag. It is also commonly available in 1.8 Megahertz.

Effectiveness: Due to its large size the UFO tag has an excellent "pick rate" with all properly installed RF security systems.

Difficulty to defeat: With a cone pin the UFO tag is much more difficult to defeat than a mini hard tag or large hard tag. The UFO tag is one of the most trustworthy RF tags on the market.

Style: It has a traditional round security tag look that lets shoplifters know exactly what it is so they will be deterred from attempting theft.

Overall: Reliable and effective. One of the better RF tags when used with a cone pin.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

RFID is coming...

This is just a graphical taste of what is coming. RFID promises to be vastly more than what is shown in the above illustration, but this is a good example of where it was over the past couple of years. I would compare this to the period of time when people used dial up to get online. RFID will be everywhere before you know it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Shoplifter Follow Up...

In November of 2010 we reported that convicted arsonist Nyesha Porter was on the loose in Tulsa. At the time she was wanted for attempted murder related to an incident in which Nyesha ran a loss prevention officer over with her car after shoplifting. Ms. Porter aka NYESHI L CHRISTEL has since been incarcerated. Her sentence for two counts of shoplifting related crimes is below.

2010-6693 OKLA Larceny Merch From A Retailer Over $1000.00 (Split Sent) 09/20/2011 3Y Incarceration 11/03/2011 01/07/2014
2010-6693 OKLA Larceny Merch From A Retailer Over $1000.00 (Split Sent) 09/20/2011 7Y Probation 09/20/2011 09/19/2021

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Your Liquor Store Needs Security Tags...

This picture provided by Mansfield Township police is of suspected shoplifters Emtume Morris and Clarence Jones. This duo and another suspected conspirator are wanted by police for shoplifting several bottles of cognac and vodka from a local liquor store. The shoplifters were observed after the fact via a cctv system used in the store. If this store had an anti shoplifting security tag system in place this theft most likely would not have taken place. Bottle tags can be placed around the neck of the bottle, over the cap of the bottle, or around the body of the bottle. Specially designed tags for liquor stores can be the difference between profitability and loss. If you were a shoplifter would you rather shoplift from a store with or without security tags? Answering that question should be enough to convince any retailer whether or not they need a security tag system.