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Security Tags for Eyeglasses and Jewelry

Over the years, we have received countless inquiries from retail companies regarding specialty sensor tags that will help them protect their eyeglasses and/or jewelry from theft.  Until now, we have never really been able to provide those retailers with the ideal solution.  Our former offerings were either too large and cumbersome for such small merchandise, or they were simply too easy for potential shoplifters to remove from the merchandise.  We are excited to say that we can now offer security tags for eyeglasses and jewelry that are small and lightweight, yet tamper resistant as well.  These small and virtually weightless sensor tags allow normal customers to see and try on the merchandise without getting in the way.  Meanwhile, the unique design and durable material makes it virtually impossible for shoplifters to cut or break any part of the tags.  We can provide 58 KHz Acousto-Magnetic (AM) or 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) for retailers that are using Sensormatic or Checkpoint EAS Systems respectively.

UltraStrip, UltraGator, UltraTag, UltraMax, SuperTag and Sensormatic are registered trademarks ® of Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Checkpoint. 

We sell products that are compatible with Sensormatic products, preowned (used) Sensormatic products, and never been used Sensormatic products.

Sensormatic SuperTag Alternatives

The Sensormatic SuperTag (pictured above) is unarguably the most popular tag on the market today.  These tags are equipped with Sensormatic’s Ultra Max technology, which is an Acousto-Magnetic (AM) 58 KHz dual resonator with a magnetic bias.  These special components make it more difficult for potential shoplifters to shield the tags with booster bags so that they do not trigger the alarm of the EAS Detection systems guarding the retail store exits.  In addition, the lock inside of the SuperTag cannot be released with a magnetic detacher or any other magnetic device.  A Sensormatic SuperTag Hand or Power Detacher must be used to release the lock, making the SuperTag slightly more secure than magnetic release security tags.

ALL-TAG has designed and produced two sensor tags that are compatible with Sensormatic UltraPost, DoorMax, ProMax, and all other 58 KHz AM EAS Systems on the market.  In addition, our SuperTag alternatives are equipped with locks that can only be released with Sensormatic SuperTag Hand or Power Detachers.  Therefore, our tags offer the same high level of security that Sensormatic SuperTags offer.  Our tags are called E-Tag and SuperStylus Tag, and you can click on those tag names for pictures and more information.

If a retailer absolutely demands authentic Sensormatic SuperTags, we also have large quantities of pre-owned tags on our shelves that we can offer at discounted pricing.  Please inquire for more details.

UltraStrip, UltraGator, UltraTag, UltraMax, SuperTag and Sensormatic are registered trademarks ® of Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Checkpoint. 

We sell products that are compatible with Sensormatic products, preowned (used) Sensormatic products, and never been used Sensormatic products.

Organized Retail Crime (ORC)

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Survey, 96% of retailers were affected by Organized Retail Crime (ORC) in 2012. The survey goes on to say that total annual losses from ORC are approximately $15 – 30 billion. What is ORC exactly? ORC is essentially an individual or group of individuals commonly referred to as boosters who steal large quantities of merchandise from retail stores with the intent to resell it to black market resellers. In turn, the black market resellers will sell the stolen merchandise on the streets or in plain sight in stores. This boosters move methodically from state to state hitting different retail stores along the way. They often work in teams where one team member will distract the store personnel, while the rest of the team runs out with bags full of goods. Most retailers don’t want their employees getting injured, and thus they are strongly encouraged not to chase or attempt to apprehend the thieves in any way. Furthermore, the shoplifters typically speed off in cars that were parked right outside of the store exit before the store personnel realizes what’s happening. Retailers also lose merchandise via fraudulent activities, such as switching UPC Bar Cods on products, purchasing products with stolen credit cards, or make fictitious receipts to return products back to stores. All of these practices fall under ORC.

Since it’s virtually impossible to stop or even contain ORC, security companies are simply trying to make it more difficult for the black market resellers to actually sell the stolen goods. For example, ALL-TAG makes a 31×32 mm (1.2 X 1.3”) Radio-Frequency RF label with a special permanent adhesive that makes it impossible to remove the label from a product’s packaging without damaging the packaging. The retail store’s logo, address, telephone number, and a message requesting that the stolen product be reported if it is sold anywhere else can be printed on the label. Brightly colored labels can also be provided for an even greater deterrent. The bottom line is that no reputable retail store would purchase stolen products branded with these labels, or with damaged packaging. Once these professional thieves discover the products that have Branding Labels attached to them, they will likely leave those particular products alone and move on to the lower hanging fruit.

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) are currently 2 technologies that are used separately to reduce theft of retail merchandise and track retail merchandise respectively.  RFID technology actually provides retailers with many operational and marketing benefits other than tracking products through the supply chain, which is why RFID has been on the rise for many years now.  EAS is an extremely simple technology used solely to protect retail merchandise from being stolen, which is why leading EAS and/or RFID companies are designing and promoting products that combine the 2 technologies.  In the not too distant future, standard EAS Security Systems and passive Security Tags and Security Labels will become obsolete.  They will become overshadowed by readers and tags that contain all of the components necessary for security, shipment tracking through the supply chain, inventory management, applying QR codes, and much more.  If they haven’t already, retailers should start searching now for companies developing products that will allow a smooth and gradual transition from current EAS and RFID platforms to a single solution.

What is Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)?

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) is a technological method for preventing shoplifting in retail stores, libraries, and other businesses where merchandise is on display.  Sensor Tags or Sensor Labels are fixed to merchandise and are removed or deactivated by personnel when the merchandise is properly bought or checked out.  At building exits, detection systems are installed that will sound an alarm or alert the staff when an active tag or label that has not been removed or deactivated passes through the exit.  Apparel retailers were the first to begin using EAS products to protect their merchandise in the mid 1970’s.  Apparel was the first type of merchandise to be tagged, because the hard plastic security tags were introduced well before the adhesive paper security labels.  In addition, Loss Prevention executives wanted more visible and substantial looking tags on the merchandise to deter shoplifting as much as possible.  Sensormatic, which is now a division of TYCO, and Checkpoint Systems Inc. were the pioneers of EAS technology back then.

There are many different types of Security Tags, Security Labels, Tag Removers, Label Deactivators, and Detections on the market.  For example, Sensormatic offers their Ultra Max brand of EAS products that operate at the Acousto-Magnetic (AM) frequency of 58 KHz.  Checkpoint brand products, on the other hand, are 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) based products.  Along with these 2 predominant frequencies, there are many different styles of Sensor Tags and Sensor Labels.  Sensormatic has their SuperTags, UltraGators, and UltraTags, while Checkpoint has their Mini Tags, Postage Stamp Labels, and EP Labels.  ALL-TAG, the second largest global RF Security Label manufacturer, is a unique EAS company in that they offer products that are compatible with both Sensormatic and Checkpoint.  ALL-TAG is less concerned with what type of products they want to promote, and more concerned with what type of products are best suited for their customers’ specific needs.  This affords retailers and other businesses with an EAS product source with far more options and competitive pricing.

Along the way, many other products have been introduced to help retailers deter shoplifting and protect specialty items.  Ink Tags or Ink Pins have been a very popular EAS solution since the 1980’s, because they offer a very cost-effective method of deterring theft.  Ink Tags can also be used in conjunction with Sensor Tags to provide a double measure of protection against shoplifting.  Some other examples of EAS innovations are Spider Wraps, Bottle Tags, 3-Alarm Tags, Jewelry Tags, and Cable Locks.

In the late 1990’s, a new tagging concept called Source-Tagging started gaining popularity.  Source Tagging is a very efficient, cost-saving process where product manufacturers and packagers strategically position RF or AM Security Labels on products before shipping them to retail stores.  Both retailers and product manufacturers benefit from source tagging in many ways.  Disposable Hard Tags called Visible Source Tags (VST) and Sew-In Tags are also widely used these days to source-tag apparel.  The latest and potentially the greatest Source-Tagging concept is EAS Tag Recirculation™.  Based upon the model successfully implemented for clothes hangers, apparel manufactures can affix any type of reusable Sensor Tag on apparel at the factory level so that the apparel is tagged and “floor-ready” when it arrives at the various retail store locations.  The Sensor Tags are removed at the point-of-sale, collected by the company offering the recirculation service, sent to a processing center for repackaging, and sent back to the apparel manufacturers for another round.

For most retailers, Source-Tagging will most likely be the only method that will justify the cost of EAS product procurement moving forward.  In addition to Source-Tagging, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) will also play an important role in preventing theft in the future.  It is not yet completely clear, but the current consensus is that Electronic Article Surveillance and RFID technologies will be combined to provide a single solution for tracking products through the supply chain, maintaining proper inventory levels, protecting merchandise from shoplifting, and much more.

UltraStrip, UltraGator, UltraTag, UltraMax, SuperTag and Sensormatic are registered trademarks ® of Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Checkpoint. 

We sell products that are compatible with Sensormatic products, preowned (used) Sensormatic products, and never been used Sensormatic products.

Event and People Counters, Proximity Tracking & Much More

For many years, ALL-TAG has supplied affordable, reliable, and user-friendly People Counting Systems to retailers, libraries, museums, and many other businesses. We offer simple People Counters with display screens showing the current number of people that have entered a building or space during a given period of time, as well as advanced Radio-Frequency (RF) Patron Counting Systems that allow businesses to view the data on a remote PC using our unique software application. With simple drop-down menus, our software allows users to view tables and graphs showing people traffic trends from an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly perspective. We even offer USB based Visitor Counters that can be connected directly to a laptop to download the data and view it via our software. Regardless of the Door Counting System they choose, our customers invariably tell us that the wireless (battery powered) component makes them much easier to install and operate.

We are now taking our infrared technology to a new level by using it to detect and report peoples’ actions (events), a person’s proximity relative to a specific object, the duration of events, air quality, noise level, energy consumption, and much more. The possibilities are endless, as our sensor technology is extremely flexible and can be used to provide our customers with valuable information to help them run their businesses more efficiently.

The picture above illustrates how our software can make it easy to view the counting data from one or multiple locations from a single remote PC. Users can drill into specific days, weeks, months, or years to generate a graph showing their peak traffic periods.

One Source For ALL EAS Security Tags and Labels

Sensormatic’s UltraMax Acousto-Magnetic (AM) technology operates at 58 KHz, while Checkpoint’s Radio-Frequency (RF) technology operates at 8.2 MHz. Retailers are continuously trying to determine which of these completely different and opposing technologies is better suited for their individual stores. Choosing the right technology is not a simple task, and thus mistakes are often made. This is evident from a long history of retailers switching from Sensormatic to Checkpoint or from Checkpoint to Sensormatic products for various reasons. The reality is that there are advantages and disadvantages associated with both technologies, and one is not perfect for all retail environments. Retailers must discover the positive and negative aspects of both technologies and choose the one that meets their specific requirements and fits into their budget. This begs the question…..how do retailers know what information they receive from Sensormatic or Checkpoint is unbiased and factual? Won’t representatives from these two fierce competitors “spin” the facts in their favor to promote their technology to generate sales?

Instead of going back and forth between Sensormatic and Checkpoint and trying to uncover the truth, retailers do have the option to consult with an EAS supplier that offers products that are compatible with both technologies. ALL-TAG is the second largest global manufacturer of 8.2 MHz RF Labels, which are obviously compatible with all Checkpoint Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Systems and Label Deactivators. ALL-TAG also designs and produces a wide variety of sensor tags for apparel and other soft goods that are compatible with both Sensormatic and Checkpoint EAS Detection Systems and Security Tag Detachers. Because are a single source for both technologies, we have absolutely no bias toward a particular technology. All we do is listen to our customers, and help them choose the proper technology based on their specific needs.

UltraStrip, UltraGator, UltraTag, UltraMax, SuperTag and Sensormatic are registered trademarks ® of Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Checkpoint. 

We sell products that are compatible with Sensormatic products, preowned (used) Sensormatic products, and never been used Sensormatic products.

Preowned Sensormatic UltraPost Systems Available

Preowned authentic Sensormatic UltraPost EAS Systems available for a limited time only.

We currently have a large quantity of preowned authentic Sensormatic UltraPost EAS systems that can be purchased as is, or refurbished with new paint to look “like new”.  This is a great opportunity to purchase one of the most popular and best performing EAS Systems in the world at an incredibly low price.  Please inquire for pricing and other details.  These Systems are compatible with all Sensormatic 58 KHz Ultra Max Acousto magnetic (AM) security tags, such as the SuperTag, UltraGator, and UltraTag.  This system is also compatible with Sensormatic UltraStrip III DR Security Labels.

 

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The importance of Product Quality and the Experience of the Supplier

In order to make a sound investment in Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) products that will lower shrink and boost sales and profits, the quality of the products and the experience of the supplier must be considered.

There are many Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) product manufacturing companies trying to penetrate the EAS market by using inferior materials to build the cheapest products possible. Their short-term goal is to sell the products at extremely low prices in order to generate market share as quickly as possible. Their inability to provide high quality, long lasting products, which is what makes any investment in EAS products reasonable, will be a big problem for them and anyone who purchased their products. Their unfortunate customers will have to absorb the cost associated with removing the low quality products from store merchandise and replacing them with higher quality products they should have purchased in the first place.

Being a true EAS manufacturer since 1992 with production facilities in the United States and Europe, we at ALL-TAG guarantee the quality of every product we sell. We design and develop our products to be superior to the low quality products that have seemingly become the standard in the EAS Industry. The phrase “there is no right price for the wrong product” means that an investment in EAS equipment should not be based on price alone. The supplier’s product quality, longevity and reputation in the market, and their product warranty must be the primary considerations in order for the investment to be an intelligent one. Our advise to all purchasers of EAS products is, make sure you research all companies and their products as thoroughly as possible before making any purchasing decisions. We are so confident in the quality and reliability of our entire product line, that we have extended our manufacturer’s warranty to 60 months (5 years).

ALL-TAG Dealer Sales

Here’s why Security Dealers are successfully selling ALL-TAG Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions.

ALL-TAG has developed successful business relationships with many dealers from all over the world due to our mutual commitment to providing the retailers with innovative, high quality, and cost effective Sensormatic & Checkpoint compatible security tags, security labels, ink tags, EAS security systems, People Counters and much more.  If we continue to focus on what retailers need in order to reduce shrink and save money, our dealers will succeed.

All of our dealers receive sales, marketing, and technical training from the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the EAS Industry.  We believe in manufacturing flexibility in order to provide custom products based on what the retail customers need and want.  We continuously search for new products and new ways to develop products to lower costs without sacrificing quality and reliability.  We have factories and inventory warehouses in various parts of the world to ensure timely deliveries and lower freight costs.  We exhibit at various international security exhibitions to meet with our dealers and update them on new products and services.

“Quality is never an accident – It is always a result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution.”

–  William A. Foster

UltraStrip, UltraGator, UltraTag, UltraMax, SuperTag and Sensormatic are registered trademarks ® of Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Tyco.  ALL-Tag is not affiliated with Checkpoint. 

We sell products that are compatible with Sensormatic products, preowned (used) Sensormatic products, and never been used Sensormatic products.

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