The problem of illicit tag removal
A major and growing problem in the EAS industry is that of illicit tag removal; most commonly carried out by thieves with access to detachers.
Many retailers are reporting that losses directly resulting from this tactic are increasing rapidly, with some disclosing figures as high as 30% or more. This has not been helped with high profile TV shows highlighting the easy availability of detachers on the Internet.
The answer – the Concept Tag
In 2014, JD Sports agreed to undertake the world’s first major trial for the revolutionary Concept Tag. This tag has taken seven years and a huge amount of financial investment to perfect, but due to the massive losses being faced by retailers, Agon Systems felt the problem simply had to be addressed.