Checkpoint RFID improves apparel security

  • October 24, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

New Jersey retail technology firm Checkpoint Systems is using RFID to increase security for apparel sellers.

The SFero customisable, modular RFID emergency alert system (EAS) has been added to its loss prevention portfolio with high detection performance to reduce losses and protect stores in new ways.

SFero combines antennas and overheads to let retailers accommodate any store layout and design. The modular retail security system means store operators can combine intelligent pedestals and overhead antennas to create a sphere of protection that can be increased or decreased depending on the levels of shrinkage and the requirements of each store.

It also lets retailers to move from out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-all systems, instead tailoring the technology so they can adapt the level of protection for each store within a portfolio as it changes and grows.

Underlining RFID’s ability to function as an EAS, SFero’s customisable feature is bolstered by a powerful detection capability, in many cases greater than 95%. It allows retailers to protect products, reduce shrinkage and increase revenues.

The launch of SFero also allows retailers to capitalise on their RFID inventory control investment in stores. The range of inlays, labels and hard tags offers the flexibility to choose how RFID is implemented across a product range.

It has been developed to integrate seamlessly with customer visual merchandising. Retailers can maintain levels of security while preserving an open, clean point of entry up to 6.3m wide and 3.5m overhead that incurs little visual impact, thanks to the highly concealed antennas. As a result, it balances the demands for immersive retail that allows shoppers to see, touch and try products before purchase, while reduciong stock losses for retailers and offering them a cost-effective way to underpin sales to create rapid RoI.

“Our latest retail store security system, SFero, finally offers apparel retailers much-needed customisation when it comes to RFID as EAS technology, ensuring they are no longer impeded by static, out-of-the-box, one-size fits-all systems from the outset,” said Sergio Ramos, global product manager at Checkpoint Systems. “We have introduced the system in response to not only the growing demand for RFID as part of a retailers’ loss prevention and EAS strategy, but also the growing need for retailers to be responsive to the changing demands of our industry.”

A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint Systems is a vertically integrated RF and RFID technology provider for retail. Through an offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud-based technology, Checkpoint optimises retail operations and efficiencies with real-time intuitive data delivered throughout the supply chain and in-store resulting in improved profitability and an enriched consumer experience.