Magazine Article | May 1, 2017

Make Your Customers' Loss Prevention Systems Smarter

By Jay McCall

This electronic article surveillance (EAS) provider is taking its business to the cloud and giving retailers a lot more actionable data to help them thwart theft.

When you think of new and innovative technologies, EAS might not spring to mind right away. In fact, it might not even make your top- 100 list. The first EAS systems were introduced in the 1970s, and since that time, EAS has become a staple for preventing shoplifting from retail stores, pilferage of books from libraries, and removal of properties from office buildings. When an activated tag passes by a detection system, an alarm sounds, alerting staff that unpaid merchandise is about to leave the store.