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. Place the magnet on a flat surface and lay the tag on top of it with the ink dome or cartridge facing down.
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.
Ink from security tags don’t freeze.
Will a strong magnet remove a security tag?
While they can be mutilated off with a pair of snips, a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, they can be removed much easier with a high powered magnet.
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’.
Remove the iron and parchment paper. While the label is still warm, use a pair of tweezers to peel a corner of the label. If it comes off easily, peel the entire label off. Otherwise, place the parchment paper and iron back fo the label for additional five-second increments until the label peels off easily.
The tag is a small “signal transmitter” that you put on the merchandise that you want to protect. The tag will signal to the EAS antennas to make them alarm if they come to close. E.g. if someone is trying to steal the item and take them through the exit without paying/removing the tag.