To remove them at home, use a high-powered magnet, such as a hard drive magnet. Place the magnet on a flat surface and lay the tag on top of it with the ink dome or cartridge facing down. You should hear a click letting you know the tag has deactivated. Wiggle the pins in the tag up and down to release them.
Does security tag ink wash out?
Security ink is permanent, which makes it difficult to get out of clothes. According to the Iowa State County Extension Office, treat the stain immediately and blot it rather than rubbing, which will only spread the mess.
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’.
Ink from security tags don’t freeze.
Without a detection system, security tags are useless. Detectors typically are placed on both sides of each of the store’s exits. When the sensor passes the detectors, the alarm goes off. Most tags also can be programmed to set off an alarm if someone attempts to remove them without the proper tool.