FAQ: How To Remove Plastic Security Tag?

How do I remove a plastic tag?

Use scissors, a screwdriver, a high-powered magnet, a knife, or a pair of pliers. With a magnet, place it on the table and position the tag bottom side down on the magnet. You should hear it click. Manipulate the pin up and down, and it should come out.

Can you take off a security tag at home?

Many security tags are deactivated in-store with an electromagnetic device. To remove them at home, use a high-powered magnet, such as a hard drive magnet. Most garment security tags have 1 or more pins inside that secure the cartridge to the body of the tag.

Can you break a security tag with a hammer?

As you can see, there are NO circular indents (no eyeballs), so these can NOT be removed the same way as a Gator tag. Never try to rip one off or bust it with a hammer because there’s a 50% chance it has ink, even if it doesn’t literally say “ink” on it.

How do you stop a security tag from beeping?

Although it may sound too simple to be true, yes, you can stop the alarm from going off by covering the tags with a conductive material. The aluminum foil bag example in the beginning works because of a concept called ‘electromagnetic shielding’.

What are the different types of security tags?

Security tags can be broadly broken down into three main categories: electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags, visual deterrent tags and benefit denial.

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