A new tag that cannot be defeated by hook or magnet, so the manufacturer claims, has been added to Evolution Retail’s portfolio following its launch on 3rd October.

Evolution Retail has been appointed the European Agent for the innovative STPLUS1 Tag, a new product to the loss prevention market which aims to reduce theft by more than 20% when compared with other Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions.

The STPLUS1 Tag has a locking mechanism that requires a bespoke releasing tool, which allows retailers to upgrade current products with minimal outlay and disruption, says Evolution Retail.

Created by inventor Glen Garner, it is available in both AM/RF versions, as well as having a RFID capability if required.

Philip McKelvey, Head of Evolution Retail says that the new technology was very well received by the wide range of major high street retailers who attended the launch:

“It gives our clients, who are currently experiencing problems with unauthorised tag removal, the opportunity to be one step ahead of the shoplifter. The tag enables a fast inventory tracking and location of items for online orders and cannot be defeated by hook or magnet as found on the internet,” he explains.

At the launch Evolution Retail also shared its range of innovative security products with the retail audience, including the ultra-strong Gripzo devices, and offered advice on how to reduce and prevent loss in retail outlets.

“The lock down Gripzo products were also of particular interest to retailers who are experiencing continual alarms from wired systems,” says McKelvey.