Checkpoint Systems acquires Alert Systems

  • April 19, 2023
  • William Payne

RFID and RF specialist Checkpoint Systems has acquired Denmark-based Alert Systems, an IoT specialist with a focus on metal and magnet detection in the retail environment.

Alert Systems supplies the retail industry with solutions to identify tools and techniques used by criminals to steal items from stores – these include boosterbags (handmade containers lined with foil used to shoplift) and detachers (illegal magnets used to detach tags with ease), commonly detected at store entrance/exits and fitting room areas.

For a number of years Checkpoint has been a partner and major distributor for Alert Systems to provide metal and magnet detection products, including Hyperguard, Metalguard and Apparelguard – software-driven solutions which work against professional shoplifters using boosterbags and detachers to steal items in hypermarkets, fashion stores, pharmacies and other retail stores.

Troels Falkenberg, CEO Alert Systems, said: “Checkpoint Systems’ acquisition of Alert Systems is the logical next step in our shared mission to tackle retail crime. With this industry scourge on the rise, it is important that retailers have access to a solid portfolio of solutions to help them effectively manage the issue, and we know Checkpoint Systems is the right organisation to facilitate this. The company has a well-known, long-standing reputation in the loss prevention field and we are delighted to extend our previous partnership into a full acquisition.”