art 12 of the Fraud Chronicles, involving a case where our investigator had to go into surveillancea risky situation to get the video that broke the case.   Hey Mister, Put Down That Tire Iron  By Mark Quann, Investigator, Los Angeles  “Normally investigations don’t involve an excess of adrenaline in the blood system. Or if they do, surveillanceone has screwed up big time. But every now and then the only way to get a product requires that an investigator walk where angels fear to tread.  “The subject was a mechanic who had filed both a Workers Compensation claim and a civil surveillancesuit, after catching a car tire thrown from the back of a truck with his head. He claimed he couldn’t move his arms above his shoulders. The fact that the subject’s wife was also out on disability caused the insurance company to suspect that something might be amiss, so they assigned the case to us.   “The first surveillancesuspicious point that turned up was that the subject was back at work in another shop as a mechanic. I traced him to where he was working – a huge complex of garages servicing virtually every kind of vehicle.   “Wearing a work shirt, motorcycles boots and carrying a toolbox, I had no trouble getting into the compound and locating the subject. He was working on motorcycles up on a rack. surveillanceThe good news for us was that this is an activity that require help to heal the headache, only once it has happened.For the people that would rather have traditional medicine and not the traditional, chemical based drugs, there are various surveillanceoptions. First option is physical therapy. This is done under the guidance of a trainhe tool for a small investment of under US$35… But suddenly, retailer’s who have opted for Supertag security in their efforts of asset protection, become exposed to a new threat.  Some users of the magnetic detacher hook have unashamedly left surveillanceanonymous messages across various Internet forums, touting that their purchase of the detaching device has “paid itself off within one use”. So it has become obvious that these individuals are now able to foil certain retail security surveillancesystems and remove tags from unpaid merchandise, even while still within the store.  One may ask what the original equipment manufacturer of this product, Sensormatic, is doing about the situation. Simply put, there is not much they can do about it. The brand is a wide spread and well known company in which many businesses have already integrated their type of technology across their entire range of stores. Thus, replacing all security tags and electronic article surveillance systems with an alternative would be an expensive exercise.  For this reason, it is up to retailers and store owners to be vigilant with their loss prevention policies. The frank and stark fact is that relying on security tagging alone is not enough to prevent store theft. Procedures should be in place where staff are informed, trained and equipped to deal with any type of threat, and management must take responsibility to ensure that their guidelines are followed.  Armed with this knowledge, retailers can be aware of their threats and make informed decisions about how to deal with them. And by being proactive in briefing their loss prevention personnel with this information, staffs become more aware of the types of scenarios they may encounter. Perhaps then, they will not be as puzzled when they come across a discarded ink tag that may have been detached with a Sensormati51    Word Count : 516    Popularity:   35 Tags:   Sensormatic hook, magnetic   Author RSS Feed The Sensormatic detacher hook is a topic of hot discussionrmatic acher gun but, as many videos on the Internet demonstrate, this ‘spare’ part can also be used by itself to quickly and easily remove these types of security tags.  So why would individuals want such a product? Many reports across various websites, such as those where users ask questions and provide answers to one another, state that retailers sometimes leave the ink tags on their merchandise. Often, the customer arrives home only to find the security tag has not been removed from their item, and is faced with the option of either taking it back to the store, or removing it themselves.  In the past, ink tag removal used to be something that only retailers could do with expensive and bulky devices, but the readily available Sensormatic hook changed all that. Now, savvy individuals can obtain the tool for a small investment of under US$35… But suddenly, retailer’s who have opted for Supertag security in their efforts of asset protection,