Merchandise security system with optical communication

  • US 9,818,274 B2
  • Filed: 05/25/2016
  • Issued: 11/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A security system for securing an item of merchandise, comprising:

  • a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise, wherein the sensor comprises an optical transceiver;

    a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise; and

    a cable configured to be connected to the sensor, wherein the cable comprises an optical transceiver,wherein the optical transceiver of the cable and the optical transceiver of the sensor are configured to communicate optical signals with one another to determine if the cable has been cut or disconnected.

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