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Checkpoint Systems Announces Two Solutions for Protecting Boxed Retail Store Merchandise


, a leading global supplier of Electronic Article
Surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, today
announced StrapLok, a high-theft alarming solution designed to
attach directly to existing nylon straps on boxed merchandise, and Bug
Tag 2 for the protection of six-sided packaged goods, tablets and
display merchandise.


Many high-theft products received by retailers arrive with nylon straps
around the box to protect inside contents. StrapLok quickly attaches
onto the existing nylon straps. Because of dynamic tension adjustment,
it is compatible with low-quality, loose straps found on boxes already
pre-strapped from manufacturing. StrapLok actively monitors the strap's
tension and will only alarm if the strap is being cut. This is one of
the key advantages of the StrapLok as it will not generate false alarms.

Key features include the following:

• AM or RF technology

• 2- or 3-Alarm®

• 95 dBA alarm and flashing LED light

• Isolated sound chamber

• Quick and easy to apply and remove; tough, secure and reusable

Bug Tag 2/Snare

The Bug Tag 2 is specifically designed to protect a variety of six-sided
boxed merchandise and electronics, such as tablets, sell-through
packaged merchandise as well as displayed merchandise. Its
multifunctional design allows the Bug Tag 2 to be converted to a
"line-alarm" system, combining it with the specially designed "Snare"
accessory. Applications include protecting display tools, sporting
goods, kitchen appliances and handbags. Any attempts to cut the coiled
cable or the CableLok lanyard results in the alarming of the Bug Tag 2

Key features include the following:

• AM or RF technology

• 2- or 3-Alarm

• 95 dBA alarm and flashing LED light

• Compact design

• Quick and easy to apply and remove; reusable module; disposable
adhesive sled

• Snare accessory for securing display merchandise

"We are excited to bring to market these new and innovative solutions,"
said Stuart Rosenthal, VP of sales and marketing for Checkpoint/Alpha
High-Theft Solutions. "These offerings are a direct result of listening
to our customers' needs and combining with our deep understanding of the
competition and retail market to bring the very best solutions to

StrapLok and Bug Tag 2 are available

About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (
Systems is a global leader in EAS and RFID solutions for the retail
industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility in a
growing omni-channel environment. A division of CCL Industries,
Checkpoint provides source-to-shopper solutions enabling retailers to
achieve accurate real-time inventory and accelerate the replenishment
cycle, while preventing out-of-stocks and reducing theft throughout the
supply chain -- thus improving the shopper experience. Checkpoint's
solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology
expertise, innovative high-theft and loss prevention solutions,
market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling
capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to
shelf. Checkpoint's customers' benefit from increased sales and profits
by implementing on-shelf availability to ensure the right merchandise is
available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy.

Twitter: @CheckpointSys

About CCL Industries
CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in
specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small
businesses and consumers, employs approximately 19,000 people and
operates 150 facilities in 25 countries on six continents with corporate
offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more
information, visit

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