Recoiler for a merchandise security system

  • US 9,805,564 B1
  • Filed: 07/13/2017
  • Issued: 10/31/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A merchandise security system for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise and an auxiliary device of the article of merchandise from theft, comprising:

  • a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise;

    a base for removably supporting the sensor and the article of merchandise thereon, wherein each of the base and the sensor comprises one or more electrical contacts that are configured to contact one another when the sensor is seated on the base for transferring electrical power for charging the article of merchandise, wherein the base further comprises an auxiliary port configured to operably connect to the auxiliary device; and

    a cable configured to be operably connected to the sensor and the base,wherein a security signal is configured to be transmitted through the cable and the auxiliary port for detecting the cable being cut, shorted, or disconnected and removal of the auxiliary device from the base.

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