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   By :  Ravinder
    Apr 28, 2014 01:54 PM
It’s been an exciting year so far at Halo Metrics with several new products already launched.  The innovation continues as we announce the launch of more solutions focusing on displaying, powering up, and securing handheld consumer electronics!
New Series 1500
Alarm-on-merchandise. Proven to provide superior protection.
The new PODS Series 1500 provides superior theft protection because the alarming device remains attached to the merchandise. The minimal design of the Series 1500 ensures great looking displays while providing an exceptional customer experience.
• Simple to install, use and maintain
• Provides scalable security
• For smartphones and tablets
New Zips! Camera
Fast, secure & instant protection for today’s cameras.
In just a few seconds, Zips! Camera can instantly protect both DSLR and point-and shoot cameras on display. Zips! Camera is a smart, little security device that offers big protection with the same IR Ecosystem key platform used in our PODs. Zips! are simple to install, use and maintain.
New LTO3
Proven protection evolved for today’s merchandise.  Alarm-on-merchandise security for tablets and laptops.
• Simple to install, use and maintain
• Provides scalable security
• The best tablet and laptop customer experience
Evolved to provide an even greater tablet and laptop experience.
Unlike competitive products, the new LTO3 provides outstanding security without getting in the way of your customers experience trying out the merchandise. Light weight and unobtrusive, the LTO3 is the perfect solution for tablets and laptops on display.
   By :  Ravinder
    Mar 28, 2014 01:09 AM
The rules and regulations related to the sale of Wine & Spirits varies across the country.  Some provinces allow private sector liquor retail stores while others only allow provincially controlled stores.  
Either way theft is still an issue when it comes to liquor product.  Halo Metrics has an extensive line of bottle security that helps prevent theft while allowing merchants to put high risk product on the sales floor easily accessible to honest consumers.
The latest in bottle security is the Versa Guarde which is launching soon.  Contact your local sales representative to learn more.
Features include:
  • ‘One-Size Fits Most’ + ‘Single Hand Removal’
  • Unique design elements:
  • Transparent front & opaque back
  • Hinged “clamshell” opening
  • Integrated slide bar locking mechanism - S3 Dual-leaf
  • Locks on bottle with dual flexible metal pushers
  • Pivoting guard secures against defeat
Key benefits:
  • Single hand removal (insert key & push down to open)
  • 2 sizes fit most
  • Can be top applied on bottle while still closed
  • Dual technology (RF & AM)
  • Designed to accommodate 3 AL electronics
   By :  Ravinder
    Feb 25, 2014 10:04 AM
Now there is a new way to protect packaged merchandise or open live merchandise on display with an alarming EAS tag!  Introducing the 3 alarm Thunder Tag TM and the 2&3 Alarm Versalok TM
3 Alarm Thunder Tag TM
Simply attach the 3 Alarm Thunder Tag with the included adhesive to any merchandise with a flat service that needs security.  The tag measures just under 2”x2” in size and can work in most situations where you need to secure an asset.  Click here to learn more.
The tag works with your existing EAS security system and includes 3alarm technology:
1. EAS Protection: Activates EAS alarm if a breach occurs
2. Early Detection: Alarms when merchandise is tampered with in store
3. Extended Range: Self alarms if merchandise is removed from store
2&3 Alarm Versalok TM
The Versalok provides retailers with both security and flexibility by combining a reusable alarming module tag with a disposable trace.  The protection options are nearly limitless!
The unique feature of this solution is the disposable trace.  The trace acts like a circuit and if broken it will trigger the Versalok tag to alarm.  The means you can use the trace almost like tape to seal boxed merchandise.  If someone tries to open the box to steal items inside the trace will break causing the alarm to go off.
Versalok is an EAS tag so it will work with your existing alarm systems.  Click here to learn more.
   By :  Ravinder
    Jan 23, 2014 09:21 AM
At Halo we are accustomed to securing tablets on display for consumers to purchase.  But more and more the use of tablets has spread to become a piece of equipment used for everyday business.  For example many businesses are using iPads to process payments, as part of self-serve kiosks, for inventory tracking or ordering, and many other applications.  Customers are asking for security solutions that protect tablets used as tools of business.
We are excited to announce the new CT50 Commercial Tablet Protection meets the security and user experience needs of tablets used for everyday business.  The heavy duty security features of the CT50 include:
• Ability to lock down an iPad in either landscape or portrait mode
• Allow the device to be powered by its OEM cable
• Easy release of the iPad for when you need mobility
• A very secure locking mechanism unlocked only with a proprietary key
The CT50 is due to be released later in Q1 of 2014.  Contact your local sales representative for details.
   By :  Ravinder
    Jan 23, 2014 08:50 AM
The new Series 950 advances PODs aesthetics and engineering. Series 950 has the smallest footprint of any handheld electronic security device and is by far the easiest to use and maintain. And the Series 950 is part of the unique IR Ecosystem, the only system designed to protect handheld electronics, merchandise in display cabinets and electronic accessory merchandise with just a single key.
Easiest to use. Installs in under 60 seconds.
Provides an unmatched customer experience.
Series 950 improves upon an already successful line of display alarm solutions available from Halo Metrics.  Series 950 is due to be available later in Q1 of 2014.  Contact your local sale representative for a demonstration.
   By :  Ravinder
    Jan 08, 2014 10:10 AM
THOROFARE, N.J. – Jan. 8, 2014 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, announced today that Halo Metrics signed a Master Distributor agreement to support Canadian retailers. 
Under the terms of the agreement, Halo Metrics will actively market, sell, install and service Checkpoint's electronic article surveillance (EAS) product portfolio for all retailers in the Canadian market that are not currently part of Checkpoint's national account program.  Checkpoint will continue to directly support its Canadian national accounts on a direct basis through its sales and customer Merchandise Availability team offices in Markham and Winnipeg.  
Halo Metrics began providing security solutions to Canadian retailers in August of 1988 from its British Columbia location.  Over the last 25 years Halo has grown and been able to work with retailers across Canada with local representation in BC, Ontario and Quebec.  
“Our focus is to balance the retailer’s loss prevention efforts with the honest shopper’s need for easy access to merchandise on display” says Cheryl Gillott, President of Halo Metrics.  “The new agreement with Checkpoint enables Halo to offer our retail customers more of a complete security solution.  We are very pleased to deepen our Checkpoint relationship with the signing of this Master Distribution Agreement”.
“Halo Metrics has been an outstanding partner with our Alpha division since 2001. They have earned the trust and respect of retail loss prevention professionals with their knowledge and commitment to customer service.  We are excited to expand our relationship for the benefit of the Canadian retailers", said Dan Reynolds, vice president of sales for Checkpoint Systems.
The agreement is effective immediately.
About Halo Metrics Inc. (www.halometrics.com)
In business in Canada since 1988, Halo Metrics has grown to become a leading source for Canadian retailers seeking merchandising and loss prevention solutions.  Our security solutions prevent theft while enhancing customer's shopping experience.  Halo Metrics has offices in major centres across Canada with full bilingual English and French technical and sales support.  
Twitter: @halometrics
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint's solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, software, 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 merchandise availability solutions to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs over 4700 people worldwide.
Twitter: @CheckpointSys
Ravinder Sangha  
Tel: 604.273.4456
   By :  Ravinder
    Dec 12, 2013 02:09 PM
We are coming to the end of a special year which marked our 25th anniversary.  Throughout the last quarter century Halo has seen the retail landscape change dramatically.   But some things remain consistent, including Cheryl’s annual creation of a holiday themed opus 
As a special treat we have taken one of Cheryl’s “famous” customized ballads and put it into a YouTube animation with a special message.  As has become our tradition, Halo has made a donation to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia in lieu of sending Christmas cards.  This is our 12th annual donation to Parkinson’s, in memoriam to Bill Gillott, our founder.  We thank you for supporting us in that.
Watch our animation by clicking on the image below and help us by sharing the video.  If we can get 5,000 views we will double our donation to $10,000!.
See the video for details.  We wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season, and a very Happy New Year!
   By :  Ravinder
    Oct 30, 2013 02:55 PM
New premium lens solutions are being introduced by major brands to be used in conjunction with smartphones.  These self-powered lenses clip onto the phone and utilize their display and flash.  Our existing multi-port solutions have been tested with these new devices, providing great security and customer experience.  
The Series 940 LP sensor, can easily attach to any smartphone with its low profile medallion.  Thanks to the patent pending Friction Fit micro USB connection, the same sensor, without the medallion, can power and protect the new lenses.  A 4-port Series 940 POD, with IR extender, allows both devices to be displayed together and managed with one IR interface.  Call your local sales representative for more information!
   By :  Ravinder
    Oct 30, 2013 02:45 PM
Smart watches are hot and Halo Metrics has the best way to display them securely.  We will be offering a clear acrylic watch form (AF6324) that magnetically snaps onto the Series 2000 landing pad (MP202), creating an attractive display. The innovative stand will work with any mini-sensor, including Zips! 100 single sensor (EM3201) or the new Series 940 mini sensor (EC9478)  
This modular approach enables watches to be protected individually using Zips! 100 with a Series 940 
1-port POD, or as a group with our multi-port PODs (Series 940 4-port pods, or the 18V branded solutions).  This new solution is scheduled to launch later this year.  Call your local sales representative for more information!
   By :  Ravinder
    Sep 26, 2013 04:19 PM
We have been working with a TV show on the Foodnetwork called Thieves Inc. that focuses on how to reduce shoplifting at grocery stores.  So over 6 or 7 episodes you will see Halo Metrics provided solutions (mirrors, secure hooks, bottle security, soft tags, etc ) highlighted as solutions to various theft issues.  The show is actually entertaining / educational and it was our pleasure to help retailers with our solutions for theft prevention.
The show airs every Thursday on the Foodnetwork .  The third episode airs on September 26th but you may find it in reruns.  Here is a link to the show info:  http://www.foodnetwork.ca/
Here are a few screenshots:
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