CONTROLTEK’s Popular FlatGuard™ Tag Receives an Upgrade

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (February 15, 2018) – FlatGuard™, the world’s first EAS tag for small leather goods, has received an upgrade expanding its range of uses.  According to Tom Meehan, CONTROLTEK’s Chief Strategy Officer, the new version of the tag will have a stronger outer shell to accommodate placement on jackets, in addition to its current uses in wallets and other small leather goods.  The tag now also comes with an RFID option.

“The FlatGuard has been really well received by the LP community,” said Meehan.  “One comment I often heard was, ‘why hadn’t anybody came up with a tag like this before?’  The second most common comment was the suggestion to change the tag in a way that would allow its use for a wider range of merchandise.  The uniqueness of the tag is in its super-slim design.  We made it specifically for wallets, but we see an adoption in other merchandise too, such as handbags, suits and now jackets.”

According to Meehan, CONTROLTEK is also adding RFID as an option to this tag, which is another response to the feedback from the industry.