Truecount RFID: The “New Age of Loss Intelligence”

Now, you can remove distortion from your operation with real-time Loss Intelligence that requires no integration, with Truecount’s advanced, high-performance RFID.

Truecount Loss Intelligence means you will always know, in real time, WHEN, WHERE and HOW loss is occurring throughout the supply chain, leading you to the WHO and HOW of loss:

RFID at the item level is only true way to identify and eliminate shrink.

Shrinkage has many causes including customer theft, employee theft, human error and fraud. Truecount RFID can address them all, providing you with tracking capabilities and intelligence about loss never before possible. Real-time Loss Intelligence is the first step in removing shrinkage from your business model.

What really happens when a “tagged” item of merchandise passes through the security “gates” in a retail store, perhaps your store? With conventional EAS, a light flashes and an alarm sounds but almost no one pays attention. The merchandise is “gone” and you may never know what was taken, or the dollar value.

With Truecount RFID in place, the light flashes, an alarm sounds AND the style, size, color, cost and other valuable data for the item are recorded in real time enabling you to:

  • React and replenish immediately, eliminating “out-of-stocks” and keeping customers satisfied
  • Register the value of losses for cumulative totals to see how much shrink is really costing you, daily, monthly or yearly
  • Identify and build a case against those responsible for loss—whether a shoplifter or a dishonest employee.

Truecount RFID captures loss even without an alarm alert using a combination of fixed read points and cycle counting functions for enhanced visibility and a proven inventory accuracy rate of up to 99+percent.

With Truecount RFID, you gain unsurpassed Loss Intelligence to help you decrease costs, increase margins and improve your bottom line.

Truecount RFID wraps an item-level surveillance net around your entire supply chain ensuring that any item entering or exiting the supply chain, at any point is “seen”, documented and tracked in real time. Your operation will have intelligence surrounding every security breach.

Truecount RFID offers a completely open platform using multiple best-in-class hardware partners. Our system integrates with all Gen-2 compliant hardware and tags. You are never locked in, and with Truecount’s flexible open platform, it is easy to add modules for self-checkout, loyalty programs and other retail innovations.

If you are considering item-level RFID for tracking inventory, let our experts show you the powerful capabilities of Truecount item-level RFID for capturing/delivering Loss Intelligence of unprecedented scope and quality.

If you have, or are considering item-level RFID for loss prevention, let our experts show you and demonstrate how Truecount RFID delivers powerful capabilities for inventory accuracy and astounding ROI never before possible. Call Truecount for a complimentary consultation 1-800-403-7118 x1 or email success@truecount.com.

EAS vs. Truecount RFID

EAS Truecount RFID
Ease of Tagging Difficult. A hard plastic tag required; must be attached and then removed at POS.

Added time and labor costs.

Easy. The price tag is the security tag; no additional work or hardware required.

Reduces time and labor costs.

Reliability/Accuracy Possibilities for false positives No false positives
Cost of Tags Expensive. Inexpensive.
Open Hardware Platform No. Customers are typically “locked in” to a single supplier with a closed system, and must purchase additional (and costly) hardware making it difficult to switch systems. Yes. Very open and flexible.

While some RFID platforms lock customers into exclusive use of specific hardware/software, Truecount offers a completely open system with multiple best-in-class partners. Any Gen-2 compliant tag and reader work with our system.

Scaleable; Easy to add modules for mobile apps, self check-out, loyalty programs or social media interaction Adding modules or features to EAS systems is limited due to cost and lack of flexibility. Truecount RFID is easily scalable, and integrates new modules and customizations easily and inexpensively.
Identifies WHEN an item goes missing or is stolen Limited. An alarm or light indicates when item with hard security tag passes through security “gates” Advanced. An intelligent system that records when items go missing and human error occurs anywhere within the supply chain, including the back room, sales floor and in transit.
Identifies WHAT item goes missing or is stolen No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Identifies WHAT is stolen or missing—in real time.

Retailers can adjust/correct inventory immediately for a 100% floor or stockroom.

Identifies WHERE an item goes missing or is stolen No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Gives full visibility throughout the supply chain, to capture data about “where” a loss, security breach or human error occurs.
Identifies value of stolen item No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Captures all data for the item including color, size, cost, etc…
Data Capture No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Provides cumulative data about each incident, showing exactly how much shrink is costing your operation.
Detects Counterfeit Product No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Tags contain a unique identifier making it easy to spot a fake.
Detects Fraudulent Returns No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Quickly identifies if a return item was stolen or when and where it was sold.
Monitors for “Correct” Destination No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Tracks all items from source to final destination, in real time.
Identifies For Wrong Destination No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Provides full data for immediate correction of items sent to the wrong location/store.
Builds Case for Prosecuting Shoplifters and/or Dishonest Employees No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Identifies loyalty cards as customers enter and exit the store.

Plus, tracks items entering and leaving store (shipments, trade show transfers, sold items, returns and more).

Enhances Customer Experience No. EAS does not provide this ability. Yes. Ensures fully stocked shelves and a “perfect sales floor” – no waiting or searching for items.

RFID at the item level is only true way to identify and eliminate shrink. Call Truecount for a complimentary consultation 1-800-403-7118 x1 or email success@truecount.com