A holistic approach to loss prevention starts with protecting your products the right way. Every product has its own unique characteristics. It could be frozen, chilled or have a particular shape or form. This means that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to security tags and labels. At Nedap, we prefer a tailor-made approach, resulting in better deactivation, fewer false alarms and a more effective EAS solution.
Securing Your Products With Ease
Nedap offers 100% tested Radio Frequency (RF) security labels and tags for products in all shapes, sizes and conditions. We also offer dual technology solutions (RF/AM in combination with RFID) to help retailers progress to a RFID-based EAS solution.
Nedap ensures that every label is of the highest standard by testing 100% of the labels on three parameters. The first one being the center frequency to enable reading at the point of validation. Second, we analyze the deactivation sensitivity of the label to prevent non-deactivation and to avoid ‘early deactivation’. Lastly, we check the label quality to make sure that all of our labels are of the highest standard.
Tailored To Your Needs
Even a label of the highest quality won’t work if it is applied incorrectly. The effectiveness of a label decreases considerably if the label is applied to the wrong material or wrong product, or is applied in an incorrect way. Nedap recommends the best labels, helps by creating application guidelines and assists with source tagging.
Security labels and tags play an important part in your EAS setup. But good labels and tags won’t matter much if deactivation is not set up properly or if the EAS antennas are not configured correctly. Nedap strives for long-term relationships with our customers, to make sure your loss prevention strategy is giving you the results you need.
The Role of Labels
Validation and alarming
In essential retail, some items are ones worth protecting more than others, as they have the highest margins to make protecting beneficial. To start, we identify the 20% items that generate 80% of the losses. Protecting these items creates a quick and big impact. Secondly, we select the appropriate label or tag and lastly determine the label application strategy for these products. Labeling products could be done via source tagging, in the distribution center, or in the store. Nedap provides retailers with a solid, well experienced strategy and consultation on the use of labels and tags.
All products bought by honest customers must be deactivated. Therefore, a 100% deactivation rate is our objective for the deactivation process at the point of sale (POS). The quality of the labels plays an important part here. Store employees and customers should never have to think on how they should hold the item in order to deactivate the label. To achieve this result, Nedap offers the perfect combination of a Smart Deactivator and well tested labels. As we offer tags and labels of the highest quality, we can ensure that they will be deactivated through just one strong burst of our smart deactivator.
Validation and alarming
Items that are paid for should not create an alarm. That's why proper deactivation and labels of the highest quality are so important. This should be clear throughout your whole EAS strategy, from labels through deactivation right to the validation point: your EAS system. Nedap focuses on excellence in all three of these areas, which we like to call the ‘3 Pillars of a successful EAS solution’.
Fashion retailers are more and more progressing towards RFID. Stock accuracy, omnichannel enablement and better replenishment are common drivers for RFID adoption. But the business case of RFID in retail keeps expanding, most notably to loss prevention. To make this transition to RFID as smooth as possible, Nedap offers a wide range of hybrid technologies: AM/RFID hard tags and RF/RFID hard tags and labels.
Apparel and sports fashion
Apparel and sports fashion retailers are progressing from AM or RF based EAS to modern RFID powered EAS solution. To make this transition as smooth as possible, we offer RFID source tagging advice as well as AM/RFID and RF/RFID hard tags and RF/RFID labels.
Liquor and spirits
Top-shelf liquor, imported wine and craft beer are some of the most expensive consumables you can buy, which explains why people steal them from grocery stores. Nedap offers the two most-used methods in protecting liquor: soft tags (labels) and hard tags (bottle caps).
When securing chilled or frozen meat products, it is essential to choose a label that is protected against long-term moist conditions. To ensure the best deactivation and detection performance, Nedap offers special labels that are able to withstand even the most harsh conditions in the freezer.
Meat, Fish and Cheese
Nedap has developed special RF labels that can be used on different food products. These labels are especially designed for meat, fish and cheese. Our labels combat detuning in cold and humid environments and are suitable for high speed application.
Health and Beauty Products
In the H&B segment, the appearance and presentation of the products is key, but the materials used in the packaging can influence the RF performance. Therefore, Nedap created labels that fit on any package, whether that's a rounded mascara or high-value perfumes.
Protecting eyewear is a delicate matter. That's why we offer hard tags, for RF and RFID EAS, especially for glasses. It can be used with a standard Nedap detacher.
A Complete Tagging Solution For A Health And Beauty Retailer
How This Retailer Tags 120 Million Products Per Year
After the roll-out of Nedap's RF EAS systems in almost 2000 stores in several countries for a health and beauty retailer, Nedap was asked to develop and supply RF labels. We offered a complete tagging solution: employees and other parties were trained by Nedap tagging specialists, as we work with in-store tagging and DC tagging. We also work with the suppliers directly to ensure quick cooperation and swift adaptation. The RF label range includes an easily removable ‘mascara’ label, which can be used in combination with shrink wrapping. For this particular retailer we tag nearly 120 million products per year.
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