An EAS or Electronic Article Surveillance system consists of three key components. The first component is the detection system. The detection system is the equipment located at a stores entrance and exit that alarms if a security tag is removed. The detection system can take many forms but is most commonly comprised of two detection antennas on either side of a door. The second components are the security tag. The security tag is attached to the item that is to be protected from theft. There are different types of security tags that can be attached to an item by a variety of methods. The two most popular methods of attaching security tags are using a thumbtack like pin connected to a security hard alarm tag or applying a stick-on security label (soft tag) to a smooth flat surface on the item. Soft tags can only be used once while hard tags can be reused and may last for decades. The security tag is neutralized by the third component which can either be a hard tag detacher or a soft tag deactivator. A hard tag detacher is the mechanism used to remove the pin from a security hard tag. There are many types of hard tag detachers to correspond with the different types of hard tag. A soft tag deactivator is the machine used to turn off or deactivate a soft tag. In summation, a customer will walk in to a store through a pair of security antennas. They will select a tagged item from the sales floor. The customer will bring this item up to the sales counter where the tag will be neutralized by either being removed in the case of the hard tag or turned off in the case of the soft tag. The customer can now leave the store without setting of the detection system alarm.
EAS or Electronic Article Surveillance equipment is essential to prevent shoplifting through effective retail security, loss prevention or Store Security programs. Retail store inventory shrinkage can be greatly reduced by employment of the right anti theft methods. Shoplifting can be held in check with detection systems coordinated with deactivation tag systems, using paper labels or stickers as a secondary or primary layer of inventory loss prevention. Bar code stickers are a great way to trick the shoplifter about the identity of the security tag. White security labels can have their own advantages for concealment. Soft security tags are extremely effective retail loss prevention tools.
Indian Barcode Corporation is the premier supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems and accessories. IBC offers retailers the most effective anti-shoplifting technology available. With the highest detection rate in the industry, IBC’s EAS systems, based on Ultra-Max®, the authentic Acoustic-Magnetic (AM) technology, allow for wide exit coverage, reliable deactivation, and virtually no false alarms. IBC’s Electronic Article Surveillance systems are designed to help retailers boost their sales and protect their profits by increasing open merchandising opportunities, while deterring criminals and reducing shoplifting and internal theft.