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How do you remove a security tag from Walmart?
Walmart loses billions of dollars a year to theft in their stores, so they take security and tracking very seriously. One particular strategy Walmart uses to catch and deter thieves is to install RFID door alarms at the exit of their stores. But what exactly sets off Walmart door alarms? Here is what I discovered!
How do you stop a security tag from beeping?
Although it may sound too simple to be true, yes, you can stop the alarm from going off by covering the tags with a conductive material. The aluminum foil bag example in the beginning works because of a concept called ‘electromagnetic shielding’.
How do I remove retail stores anti theft devices?
Use scissors, a screwdriver, a high-powered magnet, a knife, or a pair of pliers. With a magnet, place it on the table and position the tag bottom side down on the magnet. You should hear it click. Manipulate the pin up and down, and it should come out.
The tags will sound an alarm if they come to close to the antennas. This will make it easy for your security staff to intervene when someone is trying to steal something. The antennas in themselves also look deterrent to potential shoplifters, they will if possible choose a different store to steal from instead.
What is Spider tag?
The spider tag is adjustable, meaning it wraps around and protects goods that require open merchandising in their original packaging. Each lanyard wraps around the product and alarms when cut. The tag uses dual technology – AM 58KHz and RF 8.2MHz.
Do barcodes set off alarms?
No, barcodes are merely how a store scans price and product information, RFID tags are what sets off alarms at door if not deactivated.
What are the alarms in stores called?
Anti-shoplifting alarms use a technology called RF (radio-frequency), while a similar (but more advanced) technology called RFID (radio-frequency identification) has many other uses, from tracking pets and public library stocktaking to collecting fares from bus passengers.
What triggers security alarms in stores?
Sensormatic and Checkpoint are the two most commonly used retail security programs. Plastic security tags clip a radio-frequency identification chip directly onto an item. When the chip crosses the detection sensor, an alarm is triggered to alert store employees to the theft.