Do you find yourself plagued by losses that occur as a result of constant shoplifting or product tampering? Do lacking security measures have you concerned by the need to protect your products from counterfeiting? Has managing and tracking your product inventory become more of a headache than it’s worth? Security labels might just be the solution you are looking for.
Security labels reduce theft, prevent product damage and make inventory management easier
The use of carefully design security labels could very well be your greatest step in efficiently monitoring and tracking your product inventory and reducing the risks of product damage and theft. Tamper evident stickers placed on product cartons and boxes not only help businesses reduce theft, but they also help to give customers the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the products they are purchasing have not been wrongly tampered with.
Nearly all retail shops utilise security barcode labels on their products that not only contain valuable manufacturing information that can be used to track large volumes of inventory, but also help to decrease shoplifting instances and cases of price tag swapping. Barcode labels rely on optical data technology that is readable only with the assistance of special machines like optical scanners. Most products have linear barcodes containing parallel lines. Barcode labels can also be scanned using special imaging software. When barcodes have been removed they often leave permanent marks, alerting personnel that the product has been tampered with. Since most of these labels are constructed of vinyl, they are indestructible and dissuade would-be shoplifters since they have no means to properly remove the label and will likely be detected should they attempt to leave the store with the stolen merchandise.
Colour Swapping Labels
Electronic products commonly use colour swapping security labels in order to confirm the authenticity of the product. Electronics manufacturers have adopted a practice of developing their own unique security labels that change colour ranges when the product is tilted. This helps consumers to distinguish between authentic brands and counterfeit products.
Certain shops use indestructible labels on products that are not permitted for resale, or to clearly identify if a product seal has been broken. These labels are most commonly placed on containers, cosmetics, consumables, baby products and medicine and are used to show consumers if the product has been opened or tampered with. And, if so, to alert sales staff that the product is not fit for sale.
Manufacturers of food products often place sticky labels on jars, bottles or other products that carry their brand to discourage people from rebranding the item and selling it as their own. These labels often contain specific information such as the manufacturers name and 2D codes and are manufactured in a way that makes duplication very difficult.
Security labels keep your products safe
Regardless of what type of security label you`ve chosen for your product, when properly used these labels help to deter would-be thieves, simply the inventory management process and ward off potential counterfeit threats with the use of proven technology and security measures like special barcodes, unique colour changing holograms, and tamper resistance packaging.
Furthermore, the use of such products prove to your consumers that you care enough about them to take the necessary precautions to ensure that the products that you sell are 100% genuine, safe for their use and have not been negligently tampered with.