Clothing stores generally tag some items with the use of security tags as a measure against theft. If you try leaving a store with the security tag on the product you will either get caught due to the alarm that is released by the tag. There are some tags that also spill ink if you try removing them with making use of a security tag remover. Getting a product with the security tag on might not be an intentional action if your intentions are quite clear. Sometimes it happens by chance or due to the clerk’s inattentiveness at the checkpoint. If this happens then you would definitely require a security tag remover to get rid of the tag.
Methods of Removing Security Tags
There exists no magical method that can be used for the removal of security tags found generally on clothing and on small products. The best thing to do in this respect is getting back to the store, explaining the store officials about what had happened and getting the tag removed. It will not be a problem if you have the receipt of your purchase. The other alternatives that can be used if you are too lazy to go to the store include:
• Cut off the security tag with a wire cutter or a dremel. The best thing to do would be to invest some money is getting a dremel if you do not possess one because a wire cutter would not work very well in removing the security tag because wire cutters are generally too thick. All you can do is get a thin wire cutter if possible. Besides, a dremel is more effective but it will be a bit more costly.
• You can use rubber bands to remove the security tag. Basically what you need to do is envelop the rubber band around the pin of the tag until it loosens and then pull out the tag.
• For removing ink tags, you need to freeze the tag and the garment or the product and then rip the product open with some brute force. Frozen ink will not spill. Another great alternative is to cover the tag with a plastic bag and then tear it off. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is that you have to hit at the correct place.
Three Varieties of Hard Tag Removers
It is always very important that the hard Security Tag Remover matches up well with the tag type that you are willing to remove. The three basic varieties of hard tag removers include:
• Magnetic Remover • Ultramax Remover • Supertag Remover
The magnetic tag removers are basically used for removing the hard plastic security clothing tags. There are varying shapes and sizes available with these removers and the strength also differs. The basic designs in magnetic tag removers are Sensormatic, Knogo and Checkpoint and they are also known as detachers.