About Tagging


About Tagging-Why Do It?

Over the years we have observed that the installation of a EAS tagging system will from day one half your losses from front of house shoplifting. This makes the decision to buy the protection of an EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) system a simple one. The BRC (British Retail Consortium) figures show shoplifting accounting for loses on turnover of 2%. So installation of a Retail Tagging system will save 1% on you turnover. From here its simple maths....


Store turn over £ 100,000

1% of turnover £1000


If you spend £1000 on EAS the ROI (Return On Investment) is only 1 Year, This type of hardware has a lifespan of between 5 to 10 years. So over the life of the equipment you will save between between £4000 to £10,000. Just plumb your numbers in to see the benefits. It can also reduce the number of staff needed to (keep an eye out) meaning your staff are concentrating on the customer experience and sales.

We Offer 1 years Warranty on the supply of new systems and can offer a range of service plans that will cover the full life of the Tagging equipment

However the loss figures are an average. The leafy suburbs may have small loses but all areas crime figures are not equal. The bigger the city the bigger the problem also many coastal seasonal venues suffer from high shoplifting losses. There are are also some hard areas caused by small groups of problem individuals. Tagging systems will displace these groups (the attitude is why take the risk steal elsewhere)


In order to maintain the effectiveness of the deterrent you need to:


Check daily the operation of the system


Respond to any activation of the system


Be aware of shoplifting behaviour


Maintain a safe no tag zone around the system


Arrange prompt service or repair of the EAS System


A Faulty or ineffective tagging system will within a matter of 3 months lose 90% of its deterrent effect with any local shoplifter


We supply full training with the supply of any equipment which covers

How and what to Tag. Testing of systems and logging. How to make a correct approach to an activation


If you want a free assessment of your store contact us here mailto:sales@rsssw.co.uk

we are happy to visit and advise you on the best solutions for your store.


Tagging Technologies


There are 3 main technology's used in EAS Tagging


RF (Radio Frequency) 8.2 Mhz Hard tags and Labels. Medium levels of detection and immunity to false alarms, some issues with shielding of the tags but cost effective on price

AM (58Khz) Hard Tags and Labels High Levels of detection and immunity to false alarms much more difficult to shield tags with the option of detection of shielding hardware

Frequency Division (66Khz) Hard tags only. Offers very high levels of detection with the lowest levels of false alarms and medium levels of tag shielding. But in the loop configuration the most discrete installation with only the small receiver pods visible


RF Radio Frequency (8.2Mhz)

RF This is normally a pedestal based system with 3 types of pedestal

MONO which is a single pedestal that both transmits and receives, typically covering up to1.5M with a hard tag. And 900mm with a label

TX-RX this is a dual pedestal solution which requires two pedestals and can cover 1800mm with a hard tag and 1600mm with a label. (There are larger tags and labels which under the correct conditions can increase the operating widths) Pedestals can be daisy-chained on to cover larger openings (Please contact us to discuss more complex solutions)


AM 58Khz

AM This is available as a pedestal or Loop.

Pedestals are available as MONO which is a single pedestal that both transmits and receives. Typically covering up to 1.5M with a hard tag. And 900mm with a label

TX-RX this is a dual pedestal solution which requires two pedestals and can cover 2000mm with a hard tag and 1600mm with a label. (There are larger tags which under the correct conditions can increase the operating widths) Pedestals can be daisy-chained on to cover larger openings (Please contact us to discuss more complex solutions)

The LOOP option can be fitted around the door resulting in a very discrete option or buried under the floor this a complex install which will require a full site survey prior to a quote so please contact us for these


66Khz Frequency division

This is the most resistant to spurious or false alarms its availability is as a loop configuration or a pedestal.

The pedestal option are MONO (both Transmits and receives) and covers 1M

Also available as TX-RX allowing 1800mm between the pedestals additional pedestals may be daisy-chained on to cover wider opening.

Loop. This can be fitted on or in the door frame making the most discrete install of all the EAS systems. There is also a Floor loop option which allows an invisible tagging system.


The unique feature of this system is the ability to combine these 3 types of system together to construct Hybrid systems that allow the protection of large entrances with the minimum of visible hardware whist maintaining the highest detection levels. However this type of installation requires a full site survey prior to install and Quote. Please contact us for further information