NS40 EAS Antenna from Checkpoint Systems Receives Award!
Checkpoint Systems, the only vertically integrated RF/RFID solution provider for retail, has received the Good Design® award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its NS40 electronic article surveillance (EAS) antenna.
Founded in 1950, Good Design® is one of the world’s most prestigious, recognised and oldest design award programmes. Organised annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, it recognises inventive consumer products, graphics and packaging designed and manufactured around the world.
Award-winning EAS Antenna
Recognised for its design, Checkpoint's NS40 provides retailers with a discreet but powerful in-lane loss prevention solution. Featuring a brushed steel finish as standard, the NS40 has an ultra-slim design with patented 360 circular array technology and Bluetooth connectivity for easy installation. Since the NS40 can be painted, powder-coated or vinyl-wrapped, it also integrates effortlessly into any store visually and supports its brand identity. Other variations offered by the antenna include custom voice messages as well as a variety of sounds and coloured LEDs for different alarm events.
Design Meets Performance
The NS40's performance rivals its design. It can be installed at the end of a checkout and offers earlier detection, giving retailers a better chance of theft recovery before merchandise reaches the store exit. Not only that, cases of non-deactivation by store staff can be corrected more quickly, causing minimal embarrassment to “honest” shoppers.
Furthermore, Bluetooth connectivity makes installation easier than ever, with fewer cables and less floor cutting, meaning retailers save time and money on set-ups and in-store alterations.
Checkpoint Systems is currently developing an update to the NS40 that will enable retailers to place the antenna in even more store locations.
Nimesh Shah, Global Senior Director of Product Management at Checkpoint Systems, explains:
“For years, store designers had to work around large plastic antennas that were necessary to deter thieves but were designed for functionality alone. The important aspect of design was not taken into account, so aesthetics came up short. When we launched the NS40, we showed retailers that antennas could be a design feature of stores. Aesthetics have become an important requirement in Checkpoint's newer systems.
This award illustrates how far we have taken design. Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to win a design award for an EAS antenna. We’re incredibly proud of our team that developed this latest generation of solutions which enable retailers to balance store design with loss prevention to protect profits and, at the same time, create more incentive to visit a store.”