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Q: Why do store security sensors wrongly sound off?

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ave you ever been to a department store whether it be a place like GAP or ZARA or any market and the sensors wrongly go off while your leaving the store? Or have you seen this happening in China often to others? What is the reason behind the false alarms are these security sensors not working at all?

7 years 25 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Other cities

 
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What  for you may be a "false" alarm, in most cases it is not, or also it could be a mistake by the cashier at check out.  Those sensors are activated ONLY by the corresponding microchips placed on merchandise, which in turn are supposely deactivated by cashier after ringing them off. Sometimes, they are swap too quickly to deactivate, or are forgotten to be removed from item.
Of course, the other real option is that the person involved is indeed shoplifting, and the clerk doing the checking is not smart enough to know where and how to look for the offending item.
I worked for a compaqny doing this type of machines back in Florida for a few yeras, and trust me, they do not ring off mistakenly.

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