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Why concealed EAS might be suitable for your store

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For the retailer who’s looking to protect their store while embracing seamless design and an appealing fit-out, concealed electronic article surveillance (EAS) may be the system of choice. Installed within the door frame, under the entry floor, or overhead, concealed EAS offers a range of benefits, but some options suit some retailers better than others.…

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Protecting apparel – the most shoplifted products in Australia

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Protecting apparel

Electronics might steal the limelight when it comes to the theft of high-value goods, but make no mistake, apparel and accessories are the most commonly shoplifted items in Australian retail. Easy to conceal, and sought after for personal use and re-sale, fashion items are frequently targeted at department stores and specialty fashion retailers alike. So…

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Protecting the top-selling Christmas items

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EAS product protection

With less than 70 shopping days until Christmas, now is the time many retailers are preparing to roll out, showcase and promote their Christmas stock. It’s also the time many are turning their attention to retail security, looking at the best methods to protect this valuable merchandise from unwanted theft. So, what will the hot-ticket…

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Have you considered magnet-resistant security tags?

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Security Tags - Magnet-resistant

Whether it’s apparel, liquor or electronics, when it comes to protecting valuable or commonly stolen items from theft, occasionally you need to think outside the box. And a highly effective method of defeating the clued-up modern shoplifter is through the use of magnet-resistant tags. So, what are magnet-resistant tags, when can they be used and…

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Reducing liquor theft over the festive season

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liquor theft

It’s common knowledge the festive season brings with it both an increase in foot traffic for the retail sector, and an increase in theft. And some retailers and products are more likely to be targeted than others. In the grocery sector, for example, liquor retailers are among the most often targeted stores for shoplifting. So,…

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How shop security improves the customer experience

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EAS - Retail customer experience

Retail loss prevention and the customer experience may seem like two terms which have little in common. But often they work hand in hand, with effective shop security facilitating the delivery of better service, better prices, and a better reputation for both an individual store and their brand. Often relying on a mix of loss…

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Red meat a red-hot target for shoplifters

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Shoplifting red meat

The rising cost of meat is contributing to a spike in shoplifting, according to recent media reports, with major retailers now fitting security labels to their packaging of prime cuts. Meanwhile, meat isn’t the only supermarket item where retailers are being forced to employ greater security. So, amid debate about the price meat in Australia,…

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Looking to improve product security? – There’s an EAS tag for that

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EAS security tags

Think retail security tags and the mind tends to turn to clothing tags, but the truth is electronic article surveillance (EAS) has evolved rapidly over the past 50 years, with a tag available to suit almost any product imaginable. From liquor bottle locks to golf tags and even optical tags for eyewear, if you have…

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Technology in the fight against self-checkout theft

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Technology in the fight against self-checkout theft

Artificial Intelligence and increased surveillance are among the new technologies being employed by Australia’s major retailers in a bid to combat self-checkout theft. The move comes amidst reports seven per cent of consumers admit to committing self-service checkout theft in a trend that costs the retail sector billions. Here’s an insight into self-checkout theft in…

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Nine reasons Electronic Article Surveillance is on the rise

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Nine reasons Electronic Article Surveillance is on the rise

A recent US study has found more and more retailers are turning to electronic article surveillance in a bid to combat shoplifting, with the adoption of merchandise alarms and security tags increasing in the past year. The findings were noted in the US National Retail Federation’s annual security survey and support a further report that…

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