Using Sensormatic Hard Tags

 

Using Sensormatic Hard Tags
Using your Sensormatic hard tags to stop apparel shoplifting is the clear and established way to attack the scourge of shoplifting. But many Retailers believe that one size fits all. Not true. You may find that you need a selection of several types of Sensormatic hard tags instead of just one. 
The same tag you would place on a heavy coat is not necessarily a good choice for swimwear or lingerie and visa-versa. Sensormatic hard tags that are designed for lighter fabrics may not have the ability to be placed on heavier fabrics. 
Another consideration is Sensormatic tag placement. It is important that your store places hard tags in consistent locations. This is critical for staff at the cash/wrap. A Cashier that has to search for a tag will slow down the customer experience and may result in a Sensormatic security tag being missed. This will lead to an alarm at the exit and a customer that is less than happy. To avoid this, tag in a consistent location known to all. For example, you may decide to tag all shirts on the rear seam of shirts below the collar. This is not only an easy location but it is also out of the customer’s way when they are trying on the shirt. On jeans you may want to place Sensormatic security tags on the outside seam of the right leg. It could be at knee level or at the ankle always on the right leg vs left. Sensormatic tags should always be placed with the tag on the outside of the garment with the pin on the inside. Again, this will help Cashiers quickly locate a Sensormatic tag.
Pins are another item that you may want in several types;  longer pins may be needed for thick fabric. But that same pin used on a thin fabric may result in the pin not fully seating in the Sensormatic tag. Some pins have serrated shafts to allow the Sensormatic tag clutch to more securely hold the pin. However, serrated pins are not a good choice for delicate fabrics as they may snag, ruining the merchandise.
The length of the pin is only one consideration. The head of the pin is also something you should pay attention to. Most pins are about half the size of a dime. This could allow a thief to simply stretch the fabric of a swimsuit over the pin with little or no damage. We have pins that have large heads that are about the size of a silver dollar. This type of pin is usually matched to a specific Sensormatic security tag.
There is also a choice with magnetic Sensormatic hard tags. This one is clutch strength. There are two overall choices. 5kG (standard) or 9kG (super). We strongly recommend that you only use 9kG hard tags. The clutch strength is very hard to defeat by a shoplifter. 5kG tags which will look identical are easily defeated by shoplifters with easily obtained and concealable tools. Many Sensormatic security tags come in both strengths. 
There is another choice in magnetic hard tag clutches. That is “S3” or the Commander detacher. This takes the clutch up even another notch. Loss Prevention Systems carries this line and it is extremely hard to defeat. Hard tags are available in both AM and RF versions.
One more area of Sensormatic hard tags worth mentioning are the alarming tags. These Sensormatic tags have a sounder built into the tag itself. If a shoplifter attempts to remove the hard tag, the built-in sounder goes into alarm. These are available in both 2-tone and 3-tone models. Both models will cause the Sensormatic system at the customer exit to go into alarm. However, the built-in sounder in the 3 tone will also go into alarm when the Sensormatic system does. This makes it very easy for the Retailer to locate the stolen merchandise, if it is hidden on the shoplifter.
Get more information on Sensormatic hard tags, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567

Using your Sensormatic hard tags to stop apparel shoplifting is the clear and established way to attack the scourge of shoplifting. But many Retailers believe that one size fits all. Not true. You may find that you need a selection of several types of Sensormatic hard tags instead of just one. 

 

The same tag you would place on a heavy coat is not necessarily a good choice for swimwear or lingerie and visa-versa. Sensormatic hard tags that are designed for lighter fabrics may not have the ability to be placed on heavier fabrics. 

 

Another consideration is Sensormatic tag placement. It is important that your store places hard tags in consistent locations. This is critical for staff at the cash/wrap. A Cashier that has to search for a tag will slow down the customer experience and may result in a Sensormatic security tag being missed. This will lead to an alarm at the exit and a customer that is less than happy. To avoid this, tag in a consistent location known to all. For example, you may decide to tag all shirts on the rear seam of shirts below the collar. This is not only an easy location but it is also out of the customer’s way when they are trying on the shirt. On jeans you may want to place Sensormatic security tags on the outside seam of the right leg. It could be at knee level or at the ankle always on the right leg vs left. Sensormatic tags should always be placed with the tag on the outside of the garment with the pin on the inside. Again, this will help Cashiers quickly locate a Sensormatic tag.

 

Pins are another item that you may want in several types;  longer pins may be needed for thick fabric. But that same pin used on a thin fabric may result in the pin not fully seating in the Sensormatic tag. Some pins have serrated shafts to allow the Sensormatic tag clutch to more securely hold the pin. However, serrated pins are not a good choice for delicate fabrics as they may snag, ruining the merchandise.

 

The length of the pin is only one consideration. The head of the pin is also something you should pay attention to. Most pins are about half the size of a dime. This could allow a thief to simply stretch the fabric of a swimsuit over the pin with little or no damage. We have pins that have large heads that are about the size of a silver dollar. This type of pin is usually matched to a specific Sensormatic security tag.

 

There is also a choice with magnetic Sensormatic hard tags. This one is clutch strength. There are two overall choices. 5kG (standard) or 9kG (super). We strongly recommend that you only use 9kG hard tags. The clutch strength is very hard to defeat by a shoplifter. 5kG tags which will look identical are easily defeated by shoplifters with easily obtained and concealable tools. Many Sensormatic security tags come in both strengths. 

 

There is another choice in magnetic hard tag clutches. That is “S3” or the Commander detacher. This takes the clutch up even another notch. Loss Prevention Systems carries this line and it is extremely hard to defeat. Hard tags are available in both AM and RF versions.

 

One more area of Sensormatic hard tags worth mentioning are the alarming tags. These Sensormatic tags have a sounder built into the tag itself. If a shoplifter attempts to remove the hard tag, the built-in sounder goes into alarm. These are available in both 2-tone and 3-tone models. Both models will cause the Sensormatic system at the customer exit to go into alarm. However, the built-in sounder in the 3 tone will also go into alarm when the Sensormatic system does. This makes it very easy for the Retailer to locate the stolen merchandise, if it is hidden on the shoplifter.

 

Get more information on Sensormatic hard tags, contact us or call 1.866.914.2567