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EAS Overview
Shoplifters steal more than US$10 billion a year from U.S. retailers.

According to the University of Florida's 2003 National Retail Security Survey, the average shoplifting dollar loss is US$265.30 per incident a significant increase over the previous year's average of US$207.18 per incident. European retailers surveyed by the Centre for Retail Research for its European Retail Theft Barometer see customer theft as their greatest security problem, accounting for 48% of their total losses annually. Worldwide, shoplifting means lost sales, higher inventory costs, and tighter margins all of which can be disastrous in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

Fortunately, retailers CAN stop shoplifters and cut shrink.

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems have been proven to protect your merchandise against shoplifters. Small security tags, applied to high-theft merchandise, alert retailers when shoplifters try to take stolen items through electronic sensors at exit doors.

Pick the solution that pays for itself

With a wide variety of tags, sensor styles, and deactivation equipment, Checkpoint offers EAS solutions for virtually any retail application. Our systems can pay for themselves in as little as six to 12 months by:
- Reducing shoplifting losses
- Increasing profitability
- Taking items from locked cases and putting them on live sales floor
- Taking items from behind counters and putting them on live sales floor
- Creating a more pleasant shopping environment for your customers



Recent studies highlight the scope of the shrinkage problem

Inventory shrinkage costs U.S. retailers $33.6 billion, according to the University of Florida 2003 National Retail Security Survey. Among the four sources of inventory shrinkage, retailers attributed 47% to employee theft, 32% to shoplifting, 15% to administrative error and 6% to vendor fraud. Shrinkage costs Western European retailers 30 billion a year, with customer theft responsible for an estimated 48% of those losses, reports the Centre for Retail Research. Effective measures taken to control shrinkage losses can quickly pay for themselves.

With a Checkpoint RF-EAS system

Inventory is automatically protected against theft
- You can use open merchandising to increase sales with complete confidence
- Shoplifters are deterred from entering your store
- A comprehensive range of merchandise is secured
- POS scanning and security tag deactivation can be integrated
- RF deactivation eliminates time-consuming search for tags
- RF deactivation is safe for use with magnetic media

For more than 30 years, retailers have relied on Checkpoint Radio Frequency-Electronic Article Surveillance (RF-EAS Systems) to protect their inventory. The flexible nature of RF technology allows us to continually increase product functionality and performance. Today, RF security tags are smaller than ever. Integrated scan/deactivation heights extend up to 15 inches above the POS scanner. Sensors incorporating digital signal processing are able to detect tags of all sizes with tremendous precision. RF-EAS puts retailers on the logical path toward RFID intelligent tagging, the next revolution in retail inventory management and control.

RF-EAS Attributes

Standard tag dimensions -- 1.56" x 1.588" x 0.008-0.003" (3.96cm x 4.034cm x 0.026-0.008cm) - Smallest tag dimensions 1.0" x 0.9" x 0.008-0.003 (2.54cm x 2.29 cm) Tag can be seamlessly integrated into hang tags or primary labels without any evidence that item is EAS protected
- Tag can be integrated into footwear without special cavities or preparation
- Tags can be easily embedded in layers of blister cards, hidden beneath bottle labels, and folded/bent across package score
- Custom shapes and sizes to meet unique package applications Custom messages or logos variably imprinted on tag
- Thermal stock available for price marking or bar code printing and imprinting
- Deactivation effective up to 15" (38 cm) regardless of tag orientation
- Allows integrated, one-step scan/deactivation with most popular scanners
- Only one deactivation device required for use with all merchandise at point of sale
- Supports interlock of simultaneous integrated scan/deactivation required for combating sliding and sweethearting Supports technology platform for current EAS technology and RF EAS/ID with synergy of frequency for tag and system design
- Tag performance is unaffected by pressure
- Tags cannot be defeated by common magnets



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