Why choose a Checkpoint security system over a sensormatic system

The two top anti theft devices for retail are a Checkpoint security system or a sensormatic system and although they may appear to be very similar retailers are surprised to learn that they are completely different in how they work.

The checkpoint security system utilizes RF or radio frequency signals to detect the checkpoint labels and checkpoint tags whereas the sensormatic system utilizes AM or accousto magnetic signals to detect the sensormatic tags.  In both cases the tags vibrate when between the antennas at the entry and exit doors which will set of the tag alarm system.  But that is where the similarities end.

Let’s look at the advantages  checkpoint systems has over sensormatic:

Checkpoint’s RF technology is the latest technology and can incorporate RFID.  Here is an excerpt from an article about Walmart:

Beginning August 1, men’s blue jeans and underwear sold at Walmart will carry electronic radio identification tags. The company, the world’s largest retailer, insists the devices are crucial to improving the logistics of inventory management, while critics point to the privacy concerns associated with the tags.

The markers in question, called radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, are implanted in the garments and can be read by hand-held scanners. Wal-Mart officials praise the portability of the tags and the boost in speed and accuracy they bring to inventory control. “This ability to wave the wand and have a sense of all the products that are on the floor or in the back room in seconds is something that we feel can really transform our business,” crows Raul Vasquez, Wal-Mart’s representative for its stores in the western states.

The AM technology is not a “SMART” technology and it can only do what it currently does…no integration capability. So the Checkpoint RF technology has fantastic future development potential that the Sensormatic AM does not.

This is just one of many reasons.  Go here to learn more:  checkpoint security system

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