Checkpoint Systems’ NeedleLok Theft Solution Tag Protects Fine Retail Garments Without Damage

High Theft Solution’s Visible Red Ink Vial and EAS Integration Offer Additional Benefit Denial Deterrence

THOROFARE, N.J.--()--Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), RFID solutions and Alpha High-Theft Solutions for the retail industry, today announced a new high-theft solution that protects fine garments without leaving a pin hole.

NeedleLok™ protects delicate fabric clothing, such as intimates as well as light and thin fabric garments, where a normal hard-tag and pin would leave a damaging hole in the merchandise after removal. As a single-piece solution, the NeedleLok enhances the ease of application and removal as well as the overall safety by covering the needle when not in use.

The NeedleLok includes an AM or RF ferrite to trigger an EAS system and provides benefit denial through the highly visible red ink vials.

The NeedleLok is available in three locking strengths (S3, Standard Lock or Super Lock).

“Unlike other retail anti-theft solutions that simply aren’t appropriate for fine garments, NeedleLok will gently spread fabric threads instead of piercing them, therefore avoiding leaving a visible hole after removal,” said Stuart Rosenthal , Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Checkpoint’s Alpha High-Theft Solutions. “This, combined with powerful anti-theft features, make it the perfect solution for protecting intimates and other thin/fine fabric garments.”

Key Features:

• Single-piece tag with integrated needle, easier to manage by associates (single vs. multiple components)

• Provides freedom of placement on the garment (no longer forced to use a seam)

• Protected needle to prevent wear and potential injuries

• Automatic spring loaded opening when placed on a key or detacher

• Ink vial provides a strong visual deterrence and benefit denial

NeedleLok is available immediately. In addition, a Mini NeedleLok version will be available near the end of Q1 2018.

About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in EAS and RFID solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility in a growing omni-channel environment. A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint provides source-to-shopper solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory and accelerate the replenishment cycle, while preventing out-of-stocks and reducing theft throughout the supply chain -- thus improving the shopper experience. Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss prevention solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint's customers’ benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing on-shelf availability to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy.

Twitter: @CheckpointSys

About CCL Industries
CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs approximately 19,000 people and operates 150 facilities in 25 countries on six continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit


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Checkpoint Systems announced a new high-theft solution that protects fine garments without leaving a pin hole.


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George Cohen, 617-325-0011