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Checkpoint develops the world’s first density sensing tag

Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of source to shopper solutions, has announced the launch of a unique new retail security solution, designed specifically for boxed merchandise. Its intelligent Density Tag senses whether merchandise is inside a box, alarming when it is removed by potential shoplifters.

--28 September, 2018

Existing loss prevention solutions have, until now, only protected the external box itself, rather than the product inside. This new solution, developed by Checkpoint's highly innovative ALPHA High Theft division, takes a radical new approach, protecting internal merchandise from outside of the box.

 

Designed for a wide range of merchandise – including tools, expensive cutlery and knives, electronics and fragrances – Density Tag uses a unique sensor to measure density variations and ‘sense’ merchandise through carton board. It does not require any holes to be made on the package and is available in both AM and RF technologies.

 

The alarming module is attached onto the box using a disposable support made of a transparent polycarbonate sled (disc) with a transparent adhesive. It can be applied at source or in-store, giving retailers greater placement consistency and flexibility to protect merchandise. The sensor itself can be recycled and used on other merchandise. If the merchandise is removed from inside the box or the sensor leaves the store, the device alarms alerting store associate of a potential theft.

 

Ben Perreau, Product Manager of ALPHA High Theft, commented: “We’re excited to introduce this innovative solution that will significantly reduce theft via package removal in-store. Density Tag is a unique solution, with no similar loss prevention products able to ‘sense’ the merchandise’s presence within a box. It is extremely easy to apply, easy to remove and ensures merchandise has an effective visual deterrent when on display.”

 

Key features include the following:

• AM or RF technology

• 2-Alarm®

• 95 dBA alarm

• Flashing LED light

• Isolated sound chamber

• Easy to apply and remove by retailers

 

Density Tag is available immediately.

 

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About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)

 

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf.

CCL Industries Business Description

CCL Industries Inc. (“CCL”), a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions employs more than 20,000 people operating 154 production facilities in 36 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. CCL is the world’s largest converter of pressure sensitive and extruded film materials for a wide range of decorative, instructional, functional & security applications for government institutions and large global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare & chemicals, consumer electronic device and automotive markets. Extruded and laminated plastic tubes, folded instructional leaflets, precision decorated and die cut components, electronic displays, polymer bank note substrate and other complementary products and services are sold in parallel to specific end-use markets. Avery is the world’s largest supplier of labels, specialty converted media and software solutions to enable short-run digital printing in businesses and homes alongside complementary products sold through distributors and mass market retailers. Checkpoint is a leading developer of RF & RFID based technology systems for loss prevention and inventory management including labeling and tagging solutions for the global retail & apparel industries. Innovia is a leading global producer of specialty, high performance, multilayer, surface engineered films for label, packaging and security applications. CCL Container is a leading producer of impact extruded aluminum aerosol cans and specialty bottles for consumer-packaged goods and healthcare customers in the United States and Mexico. The Company is also backward integrated into materials science with capabilities in polymer extrusion, adhesive development, coating & lamination, surface engineering and metallurgy that are deployed across all five business segments.

For more details on CCL, visit our website – www.cclind.com  

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About Checkpoint Systems

Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, addresses two critical issues for its customers: Improving Profitability and Improving Consumer experience. With consumer demands accelerating at an extraordinary rate driven by technology, Checkpoint recognizes the challenges faced by its customers in the rapidly evolving retail market. We deliver intelligent solutions – bringing clarity and efficiency into the retail environment anytime, anywhere. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes operational efficiencies through analysis of real time data captured throughout the Supply Chain and in store then translating this to clear concise actions and tasks.

We provide end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint’s solutions are built upon 48 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, RFID software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities, to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint’s customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions, to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 4,500 people worldwide.