ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Ingles Markets here said last week it has selected a wide-aisle theft protection system developed by Checkpoint Systems, Thorofare, N.J., to install in more than 100 of the chain's stores.
Robert P. Ingle Jr., Ingles vice president, operations, said, "As our customers and employees become aware of our loss prevention efforts, we're confident that employee honesty will be encouraged and customers will appreciate how loss prevention can mean lower prices."
Checkpoint's electronic article surveillance systems alert users to the unauthorized removal of retail merchandise from stores, the technology company explained. An alarm sounds when an article with a Checkpoint label has not been deactivated at the point-of-sale. The alarm area is usually an exit protected by Checkpoint's detection sensors.
Checkpoint's EAS product line is based on the advanced application of radio frequency technology. The detection equipment consists of a transceiver that establishes an RF field. An active tag or label will interrupt the field and trigger an alarm, Checkpoint said.