• US 20140292516A1
  • Filed: 08/20/2013
  • Published: 10/02/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A security system comprising:

  • a security tag operable for connection to merchandise to be secured, wherein the security tag includes a first element operatively connected to a second element;

    a monitoring device operable to monitor a relationship between the first element and the second element;

    an alarm operable to emit a first alarm signal when the monitoring device indicates that the first element is separated from the second element in an unauthorized condition;

    means for transmitting and receiving wireless signals, wherein the security tag receives and differentiates at least two emission signals that indicate a status of the security tag;

    a plurality of network readers positioned in predetermined locations, wherein each network reader has a predefined reception range and each network reader is operable to receive wireless signals including the first alarm signal; and

    a collector connected to each network reader of the plurality of network readers and operable to receive information from the network readers regarding wireless signals received by the network readers for security processing.

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