The most common system in
use is the attachment of a security tag to the product, either
overtly or covertly, which is then deactivated at point of
The retailer installs
security readers or 'gates' at the store exits and these 'read' the
tags and sound an alarm if someone tries to leave the store with an
item that contains a security tag that has not been
What is Source
Source Tagging is the integration of security tags with the
product, either at point of manufacture or point of packaging.
Source tagging reduces the
cost of applying security devices 'in-store', and opens the supply
chain to track and trace capability.
Source Tagging is also known
as Electronic Article Surveillance, or EAS.
What are 'security
Security tags are disposable tags that come in a variety of
styles and materials, depending on the desired application.
Security tags are available in either RFID (Radio Frequency) or AM
(Acousto Magnetic) formats. The format to be used is determined by
the hardware reader systems deployed by the retailer.
What do we do?
RFID and AM tags into labels and swing tags, and supply these
to the product manufacturer direct. These labels and tags can be
further integrated with the customers branding and variable
information requirements in a single, fully integrated
What are the different
The entry-level product is simply a RFID tag that is overprinted
with a bar code or other variable information. This label carries a
self-adhesive backing, which is then used to apply to a separate
swing tag or product packaging.
integrated swing tag product is either covert or overt. The
covert solution either encases the tag device
(either RFID or AM) within the swing tag. The overt solution
applies the tag device to one side of the swing tag. In either case
the swing tag can either be plain (unprinted) or can carry brand
imagery, as well as other variable information on the item for use
at point of sale.
integrated woven label product looks like a traditional woven
label, however it is manufactured as a 'pocket' that houses the tag
device (either RFID or AM). After sale, the woven pocket is
generally removed by the consumer to prevent reactivation, so this
solution is generally of a generic nature, and doesn't usually
carry any form of branding.
There is no substitute for top quality labelling and good design.
At Image Label Systems we
work with small and large businesses to delivery the best labelling
solutions that are an essential part of delivering a successful end
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