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Security tags: The facts

Security tags have multiple purposes. They pinpoint and track the location of a product or an individual, alert business of possible thefts and help to reduce pilfering in shops. This article explains the numerous functions of security tags and how they are used to identify and protect people and goods.

What is a security tag?

Security tags are labels that are used on people and products. They come in various shapes and sizes. Tags and labels on products are usually installed at the factory of product suppliers and some may be embedded on the articles themselves. This is another layer of security to ensure that potential thieves will not be able to use security tag removers.
Protection and keeping track of people Tagging people is another way of protecting vulnerable groups such as babies, mothers and elderly patients in hospitals. Prisons use the tag system as well to keep track of inmates or potentially dangerous ones. In other cases, an individual who is not allowed to leave a particular place is also tagged to prevent him from fleeing pending investigation or during judicial prosecutions.

Existing security tags and surveillance methods

Asset tags By using electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems, asset tags are put on goods to prevent or reduce theft and misplacement, especially merchandise loss through shoplifting. They are used in conjunction with other devices that alert the system through beeps if they are taken out of the store without paying. All retail security tags should be removed by sales clerks, although there are types of tags that may escape detection. High value goods, such as electronics can also have hologram labels and alarm monitoring systems installed for both personal and business use. People tagging People are also tagged. For example, newly born babies are identified through electronic bracelets. To make sure that infants are not switched, both mother and infant wear EAS tags. Patients are also tagged, such as older people to locate them easily. This is particularly useful for patients who have Alzheimer's disease and forget where or who they are. Monitoring CCTV CCTV stands for closed-circuit television. It is another way to smart track what is happening or has occurred in a business for security and loss prevention. Offices, schools and hospitals also use the system for the same purpose. Cameras are set up in strategic locations to record the events for security tracking and can be used as vital evidence when needed.

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