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Shoplifting Prevention | How To Stop Stoplifting At Your Store

Monday, April 29th, 2019
Shplifting Prevention Gate

Shoplifting significantly impacts a business. Excessive shoplifting can even result in a business’s failure! Though shoplifting prevention methods may seem initially expensive, they end up saving the company a great deal of money. It is important to implement product security methods to reduce the amount of shoplifting that occurs in your business.

Gates, Towers, and Antennas

Gates, towers, and antennas are placed at entryways to retail stores. These gates are capable of detecting anti-theft tags and labels. The gates will alert you when an individual attempts to take a product that contains an activated anti-theft label. Multiple units may be required when the entryway is particularly large. It is important to ensure that your gate’s detected frequency matches the frequency that your anti-security tags emit.

Shoplifting Prevention Accessories

There are many accessories that can help prevent shoplifting. Pins for tags, detachers for removing hard tags, and more accessories are available to ensure the effectiveness of your product security measures.

Hard Tags and Labels

Hard tags consist of a plate and a pin. They emit a frequency that will set off anti-theft detectors. These tags are typically used on clothing or other apparel items, because they involve attaching the tag to a material that can be easily pierced. Labels essentially perform the same functions as hard tags. They are used more often on solid products, such as CDs, DVDs, or other electronic products.


Deactivators are most commonly placed at cash registers. They are used to deactivate anti-theft tags, allowing the labeled product to leave the store freely. The use of a deactivator is necessary to differentiate between purchased product and stolen product.

Shoplifting prevention measures are necessary to protect your business. Significant product loss can be incredibly damaging to any business. To learn more about the ideal product security measures for your business, contact us today!

ABC Office Offers Products for the Medical and Healthcare Industry

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Medical and X-Ray Chart Holders

The HIPAA Act enforces strict standards that protect patient health information. (HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.) Through the HIPAA Act, patient information must be properly secured, stored and destroyed. Our line of HIPAA Compliant medical and x-ray chart holders allow you to be in compliance with the act and protect your patient’s health information. We carry a variety of attractive, well built, wooden chart holders that will look great in any office.

Medical charts and files are a part of daily life in a hospital or doctor’s office. Easy access to medical charts and files is critical to a smooth-running facility. One great way to keep charts readily available, while at the same time protecting patient information, is by using the Wooden Mallet CH 14-1 wall-mounted chart holder. This chart holder is gorgeous, extremely well made and can be mounted just about anywhere on a wall. Pockets measure in at 12 1/2″ wide by 2″ deep. This chart / file holder is predrilled and includes hardware for easy wall mounting. The oak design is stunning and the solid front panel keeps sensitive information well hidden. This rack looks great and is extremely functional. Hang several of these together for additional pockets!



High Security Paper Shredders

High security and specialty paper shredders are designed to shred sensitive and top secret documents. These shredders are ideal for hospitals, government, military and any business that needs to securely shred documents. We have a wide selection of high security paper shredders, with one that will meet your needs.







DW8-3 Triple Sled Base Sofa

Office Chairs and Seating

From traditional to modern, we have dozens of options for reception chairs, sofas, and loveseats. Our modular seating options make it easy to fit comfortable furniture into any sized space and can be reconfigured as your needs change.




Glove and Tissue Box Holders

Wooden Mallet WCG2 Glove / Tissue Box Holder

If you are looking for a way to make your office or lobby more professional, you should consider using one of our high-quality wood glove and tissue box holders. These holders can be used to either cover a tissue box or hold one for wall mounting purposes. Our wood tissue box holder some in dark red mahogany, light oak and medium oak finishes and feature ?? oak sizes. Few tissue box holders and covers hold up as well or look as good as these.

Our glove and tissue box holders are also commonly used in hospitals, doctor’s offices and medical facilities for holding latex and plastic gloves. Mounting these glove box holders to the wall make gloves easy to access and use.


Overview of Carl Wall-Mounted & Portable Locking Key Cabinets

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Locking Key CabinetsIf you’re like me, without the proper organizational tools things can quickly end up in a mess. This is especially the case with keys. If I don’t have my keys on a key ring and literally in my pocket at all times, they seem to pick themselves up and walk off.  When handling dozens of keys, something designed with organization in mind should really be used. A #10 aluminum can or a desk drawer simply isn’t going to cut it. What you should be using is a locking key cabinet (found here).

There are several reasons why you may want a locking key cabinet. If you’re a car dealership, a janitorial company, a hotel lobby or any other business that handles and organizes keys on a regular basis, you probably don’t want to keep those keys out in the open. A freely accessible key can easily be stolen and can ultimately result in lost money, property, identification or worse. If you handle building keys, car keys, room keys or other large quantities of keys, you should be using a secure locking key cabinet.

At ABC Office we currently offer three different wall-mounted locking key cabinets made by Carl Manufacturing. These cabinets come in 32, 48 and 64 key configurations. These cabinets feature key hangers on the inside of the cabinet and on the inside of the cabinet door. The door closes on the cabinet, creating a compact and rather nice looking key cabinet. When the cabinet door is shut, it can be locked for added security. The smart key lock comes with 2 keys.

When closed and locked, these key cabinets look great. They can be mounted to the wall for added security, but don’t have to be. If you prefer to keep them in a drawer or in another cabinet, you can. It includes a handle for convenient off-site key organization like you might find on a construction site.

While these cabinets lock securely and prevent access to their key contents, they also make organization extremely easy. Unlike many comparable brands and models out there, our Carl line of key cabinets includes color key tags and color key hangers, making it easy to sort, organize and access the keys. This is a great system.

As mentioned earlier, we offer three different locking key cabinets. These are the CKB-32 (found here), CKB-48 (found here) and the CKB-64 (found here). While Carl is better known for their lineup of specialized office equipment, they have a great reputation for building great products. They also manufacture a great lineup of security boxes (found here).

As is the case with any of our products, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788. We love to answer questions and are more than happy to provide you with quotes and additional information.

How Do EAS Shoplift Prevention Systems Work?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Ketec EAS Shoplift Prevention SystemHave you ever walking into or out of a store and noticed that you were walking between a pair of gates? Have you ever noticed those gates beep or start flashing when someone leaves, either stopping them dead in their tracks or causing them to bolt as if a dog were chasing them? These gates are what’s commonly referred to as a shoplift prevention system (found here), sometimes called an electronic article surveillance (EAS) system. These gates are a must-have item if you sell “hot” items. So how do they work?

Retail stores lose literally billions of dollars a year to stolen and shoplifted merchandise. Many thieves have gotten really good at tucking music, movies, clothing and other goods away, making them almost impossible to detect by the naked eye. While security cameras do play a good role in detecting shoplifting, an electric article surveillance system is a critical companion that is needed in most stores.

EAS Shoplift Prevention Hard TagsValuable merchandise can be tagged with a hard tag or a soft tag (label / sticker). These tags send or reflect a signal that is detected by EAS shoplift prevention gates. In many cases, this is done via a radio frequency (RF) system. These gates send out and receive signals. This is usually based on a specific frequency. In the case of Ketec EAS systems, these signals are 8.2MHz, 9.5MHz and 10.0Mhz. As the gate communicates with hard tags and labels, it can tell if those tags have been properly deactivated or detached. If they have not been removed (hard tags) or deactivated (soft labels), the gate will produce either an audible or visual (often both) alarm. Not all hard tag systems will work with soft labels, however, most modern systems are compatible with both.

These gates usually consist of a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna (hence the term gate). This isn’t always the case as some single tower systems do exit that contain both a transmitter and a receiver. The effective range of these towers is typically 5-6 feet, although this may vary from hard tag to soft label.

Ketec RF Deactivator for EAS Shoplift Prevention SystemsCommon Questions:

Can a shoplift EAS system be concealed? Unfortunately these gates cannot be concealed, however, many of them have either been designed to blend in or they have been build with transparent or clear materials to make them as inconspicuous as possible.

Can any tag or label be used with any EAS system? A lot of it depends on the frequency used. Most Ketec EAS shoplift systems will work with most labels and tags, however, I recommend checking the manual or speaking with a expert to verify compatibility.

Can anyone install an EAS system? Some EAS systems are complex and require an expert to set them up, however, most Ketec systems are as easy as plugging them in and arranging the towers.

What if the entryway is wider than the EAS system’s range? Many EAS systems can be configured and set up with multiple towers to expand the detection range.

We have been selling EAS shoplift prevention systems and gates for years and are more than happy to provide you with additional support, information and answers to questions. Call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our experts. You can find our entire selection of Ketect EAS shoplift prevention systems here.

Can’t Find the Keys? Use a Security Key Cabinet!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Security Key CabinetsKey organization isn’t one of those things many of us think about. We usually keep keys in a pocket, on a peg in the kitchen or sitting on a counter. If you manage a fleet of vehicles, construction equipment or even multiple rooms in a building, a security key cabinet can be a lifesaver. Carl, a leading manufacturer of office equipment, makes 3 different secure key cabinets.

Having worked as a custodian myself (keeper of the keys), I have used a key cabinet for key organization. The cabinet I used, however, was open-faced and had no front door. It was easy to reach in and grab a key. While this wasn’t as big a deal for me at the time, security is a growing concern. If keys aren’t meant to be used, they shouldn’t be easily accessed.

Carl has developed a unique key management system. Their line of secure key cabinets use a special color coordination system, combined with numbers. A color-coded tag is attached to each key, which coincides with a color coded hangers. Keys can easily be removed and added without much thought.

The best feature of the Carl secure key cabinets is that they can be locked. The cabinet can actually be closed and locked with one of 2 included keys. When locked, access to contained keys is near impossible. Once needed, an authorized person can open the cabinet and access keys. It’s that easy.

Carl currently offers 3 different models

  1. Carl CKB-32 Secure Key Cabinet (32 total keys)
  2. Carl CKB-48 Locking Key Cabinet (48 total keys)
  3. Carl CKB-64 Security Key Cabinet (64 total keys)

These cabinets can be easily mounted to a wall for stability and security. These cabinets are also portable, featuring an easy carrying handle. The build quality on these cabinets is excellent, designed to hold up for years. Not only are they functional and affordable, but they look also great.

Time permitting, stop by and check out our entire line of security key cabinets here.

What Is A Multiplexer DVR And Why Would You Need One?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Multiplexer DVR SystemsSecurity cameras are everywhere. They are a necessary evil used to monitor, track and catch shoplifters and other criminals. Setting up a security system may seem a little complicated up front, but don’t let that intimidate you. Security system installations can be much easier if the right equipment is used.

Most security systems utilize more than one camera, but how do you hook up more than one camera to a security screen? It is actually pretty easy, with the right piece of hardware. This is done by using a device called a multiplexer.

Multiplexers are designed to take multiple input signals from multiple cameras and output them to one or several monitors. Multiplexers come in a variety of models, but they are all designed to make it easier for one person to monitor multiple cameras at once. They can also be used in conjunction with a time-laps recorder for storage purposes.

Multiplexers are nothing new, but they have come a long way over the past 10 years. Many modern multiplexers include built-in digital video recorders (DVRs). These all-in-one systems can take in multiple video inputs, record them and easily play them back as needed.

EchoVue is one of the best-known manufacturers of DVR security systems with built-in multiplexers. Our EchoVue EV1607 has a total of 16 video inputs! EchoVue systems can be purchased with or without hard drives. Some of our DVR systems come with cameras as a complete package.

You can view our entire selection of EchoVue DVR multiplexers here.

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