in LPRC Reports

Reducing the Rewards of Shoplifting An Evaluation of ink Tags Dilonard Clarke 1996

Benefit denial devices in the form of ‘ink tags’ are relative newcomers to the retailing scene. If tampered with, these devices
release ink and indelibly stain the garment to which they are attached. The effectiveness of these anti-shoplifting devices was
examined in two small studies undertaken in a chain of apparel stores. It was concluded that ink tags may be more effective
than electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags when used in the same retail environments.
Keywords: Denying benefits; Benefit denial devices; Mini-locks; Ink tags; Security-coding; Electronic article surveillance;
Shoplifting; Situational prevention