Checkpoint Systems launches SFERO – a high performing, modular RFID as EAS solution for apparel


Checkpoint Systems – a pioneer in retail technology solutions – has added to its RFID loss prevention portfolio with the launch of SFERO – a fully customisable, modular RFID as EAS solution for apparel with high detection performance to minimise losses and protect stores in new ways.

Representing a seismic shift in RFID as EAS technology, SFERO enables retailers to accommodate any store layout and design. The new modular retail security solution means store operators can combine intelligent pedestals and overhead antennas to create a sphere of protection that can be increased or decreased depending on the levels of shrinkage and the requirements of each store.

It also enables retailers to move away from out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-all systems, instead tailoring the technology so that they can adapt the level of protection for each store within a portfolio, as it changes and grows.

Underlining RFID’s ability to function as a powerful EAS, SFERO’s revolutionary customisable feature is bolstered by an extremely powerful detection capability, in many cases greater than 95%. It allows retailers to protect products, significantly reduce shrinkage, and maximise revenues.

The launch of SFERO also allows retailers to capitalise on their RFID inventory control investment in stores. The comprehensive range of inlays, labels, and hard tags offers the flexibility to choose how RFID is implemented across a product range.

The agile, cutting-edge RFID solution has also been developed to seamlessly integrate with customer visual merchandising. It ensures retailers can maintain excellent levels of security while preserving an open, clean point of entry up to 6.3m wide and 3.5m overhead that incurs little visual impact, thanks to the highly concealed antennas.

As a result, it balances the demands for immersive retail that allows shoppers to see, touch, and try products before purchase, whilst minimising stock losses for retailers and offering them a cost-effective way to underpin sales to create rapid ROI.