What are the Must-Have Retail Anti-Theft Devices to Protect Profitability in 2022?

Retailers across America are yearning for some normalcy to return to the experienced shoppers once had before COVID was ravaging our population prior to the vaccine. More people are returning to “brick and mortar” shops, and retailers are facing some constraints and challenges with what is, according to ‘Retail Insider’, a year that will prove to have a massive increase in foot traffic that retailers are not prepared to handle.

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 These are the Must-Have Features Branch Managers Look for in Tamper Evident Bank Bags

Just look at bank statistics over the last ten years: losses in currency have spiked due to internal theft and human error. While it has become increasingly difficult for tellers to steal money from customer accounts due to unique login ID numbers and sophisticated computer teaching systems, those who handle cash bags during the shipping and receiving of currency have a significant advantage in getting away with stealing cash. That is unless banks invest in high-quality tamper evident bank bags from sophisticated companies like CONTROLTEK. It’s the purpose-driven design features in tamper evident bank bags that deter theft attempts, and that signify to management when tampering has been attempted that play a significant role in loss prevention. This article is intended to help branch managers learn what critical features to look for in tamper evident bank bags that provide for effective loss prevention, while simultaneously increasing efficiency in internal operations. Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Tamper Evident Bank Bags Going into 2022

In addition to the traditional zipper money bag that banks and armored couriers have used for decades, new advances in product innovation have made a wide range of tamper evident bank bags available with unprecedented features compared to the traditional canvas bank bag.  For businesses handling cash, tamper evident bags have become a cost-effective and efficient option.

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Global Cyber Warfare and the Possibility of a “New” World War

The idea of a third World War seems like something in the far distant future, to be explored in books and movies rather than in real life. However, with the growing prevalence of cyberattacks, many of which come from government bodies, the potential of cyber warfare might push us much closer to the brink of war than we realize. Read more

What are the Best Retail Security Tags for Holiday Shopping Loss Prevention?

Retailers are primed to bask in a potential $700 billion sales earning this holiday season. However, the sad reality is that some of this luster will be removed from this merry time of year due to surges in shoplifting. According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, half of all retail theft takes place in the winter months with more than 80% taking place during the holiday period.There are a number of reasons why shoplifting spikes during the holidays, but there are only a select few solutions to ensure your store is not one of the many casualties.

When store managers and leadership teams invest in the best retail security tags with RFID technology, they will be reducing theft by a significant margin saving themselves thousands of dollars while making it possible to hit all sales goals for the busiest time of year.

This article is intended to help store managers and owners understand what the various different retail security tags are on the market, and how they will help improve loss prevention strategies and keep shoplifters at bay.

The Best Retail Security Tags are Custom Made for Specific Products

There really isn’t a good one-size-fits-all retail security tag because the world of retail ranges from heavy outerwear to delicate items such as lingerie and scarves, and from boxed electronics to toys and appliances. This is why CONTROLTEK offers a wide range of the best retail security tags–to provide multiple solutions for retail stores of all sizes. When you invest in an array of retail security tags, make sure the company you work with has multiple tag types for any product.

Some of the Best Retail Security Tags have Visual Deterrence

Studies show that a large percentage of shoplifters abandon theft attempts when retail security tags have a visual deterrence such as exploding ink. When a thief attempts to remove this type of security tag, the ink explodes onto the product and ruins it, thus robbing the thief of his reward or motivation for stealing the item.

CONTROLTEK offers the INKGUARD, a security tag designed to protect denim, designer wear, outerwear, luxury apparel, and more. When would-be shoplifters go to tamper with the tag with the goal to remove it and smuggle the item out, the clear window showcasing the colored ink will stop them in their tracks and send them to another store that doesn’t have such an aggressive loss prevention strategy in place.

The INKGUARD is one of many retail security tags that’s light and unobtrusive, easy for store employees to apply and remove, and these retail security tags can come with EAS incorporated technology for an added layer of protection. With the INKGUARD, benefit denial stands out to all potential shoplifters and during the holiday season these retail security tags will prove to be a valuable defence against those droves of shoplifters that threaten your bottom line.

Retail Security Tags for the Holiday Season Should Protect Small Valuable Items

Finding the best retail security tags for small and delicate items can be challenging. On one hand they need to be small enough so not to interfere with the customer experience by getting in the way, yet they need to be strong enough to withstand tampering and theft attempts. CONTROLTEK provides an ideal solution with the SLIMGUARD–the best retail security tags for lingerie, belts, shoes, hats, purses, sunglasses, gloves, scarves, wallets, and other small items.

Small, luxury products like designer glasses, scarves and gloves are popular targets for shoplifters to hit during the holiday season, as they make for great stocking stuffers and their small size makes thieves think the items will be easy to hide on their body while exiting the store. However, the SLIMGUARD is not your typical retail security tag for small items.

While it is lightweight and small, the security tag is durable, tough and highly versatile. It can be used with a lanyard or pin, and has a wide variety of other uses. Whether you want to safeguard high-end watches, designer shoes, luxury accessories, or delicate items, the SLIMGUARD retail security tag is your best choice.

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Retail Security Tags for Sports Equipment and Specialty Items

Golf clubs, skis, scuba gear, and other high-end sports equipment are top on the holiday wish list. They are also top targets for theft. This is why CONTROLTEK has designed retail security tags to work with specific items. For example, the GRIPPER GOLF is a retail security tag designed to lock around the handle of a golf club requiring a store employee to remove the tag after the club has been purchased. Its design is ideal for hard-to-tag, thin sporting goods and it is extremely durable and strong.

The locking tag has a silicone liner to prevent scratches on the product’s finish, and it doesn’t interfere with the shopper’s experience. The GRIPPER GOLF comes in standard, super, and hyper lock protection types, and can be used on other types of sporting goods and even other products. Some retailers that sell fine art will even attach it to sculptures. It can be attached to any product with a bar, including bicycles.

CONTROLTEK offers a wide assortment of other retail security tags for unique products with various features. Be sure to call for a consultation to find the best retail security tags for your loss prevention strategy over the busy holiday shopping season.

What are the Best Retail Security Tags for Brands to Invest in for the Holiday Season?

The holidays are almost upon us, and retail stores are scrambling to improve security at a time when loss prevention is critical. According to the ‘Jack L. Hayes International Annual Retail Theft Survey’, more than 1.2 million shoplifters and  dishonest employees were arrested during a single holiday season. The survey polled 25 of  the largest retail big box companies in the US, with 23,250 stores participating. More than $225 million worth of goods were recovered from the theft that manifested these crimes. Data like this motivates retail managers to invest in the best retail security tags from a top security company to help protect profits during the time when people are spending the most, and competition is fierce to define the leading brands in your space.

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3 of the Most Popular Retail Security Tags Used to Reduce Shoplifting During the Holidays

It goes without saying that shoplifting in retail settings increases during the holidays. Every year shops lose millions of dollars due to theft, and these heavy losses play significant roles in hitting one’s bottom line, and hampers retail teams from achieving their growth goals. This is why CONTROLTEK has designed the best retail security tags to prevent shoplifting using more than a decade of research and data to produce the most effective EAS and RFID security tags in the industry, as well as tags without this added technology but that are still highly effective. This article will review three different retail security tags with the goal to educate store managers and business owners into ways they can improve their loss prevention strategies as we enter the heart of the holiday season.

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