New anti-theft tags from Checkpoint Systems, Thorofare, N.J., promise to protect fine garments without leaving a pin hole. According to the company, the single-piece NeedleLok™ solution — which may be used on delicate fabrics such as intimates, and light and thin fabrics — is easy to apply and remove, protects the needle when not in use for safety, and has highly visible red ink vials to provide a visual deterrent. Checkpoint offers an acousto-magnetic or radio frequency ferrite that works with an electronic article surveillance system. NeedleLok is offered in three locking strengths — S3, Standard Lock or Super Lock.
“Unlike other retail anti-theft solutions that simply aren’t appropriate for fine garments, NeedleLok will gently spread fabric threads instead of piercing them, therefore avoiding leaving a visible hole after removal,” said Stuart Rosenthal , vice president of Sales and Marketing for Checkpoint’s Alpha High-Theft Solutions. “This, combined with powerful anti-theft features, make it the perfect solution for protecting intimates and other thin/fine fabric garments.”