This is a discussion on Store security system goes nuts.... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I find that people with above normal intelligence will set them off,It's really annoying,I have learned to live with it tho...
I find that people with above normal intelligence will set them off,It's really annoying,I have learned to live with it tho
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
I work for Wally World. SIM cards in cell phones are bad about setting them off.
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Having worked in retail I can assure you that those alarms only go off from RF signals, which is why cell phones may cause them to go off but I can't fathom your gun sending an RF signal.
On top of that, most store don't care much about the door alarms. They only worry about the people who run once they go off by which time it's too late.
Also remember that, AFAIK, in most states no store employee can stop you at the door for "suspected" theft. They have to witness you take the merchandise, watch where you put it, and watch you walk out the door. Many companies have policies against stopping shoplifters because of liability.
Walmart cannot force you to stop at the door to check your receipt; illegal detainment. They surely can't stop you because their alarm goes off as you walk in or out without a bag.
I set buzzers off for several weeks till I thought to look in all the pockets of my wallet which was received as a Christmas gift. Lo and behold, therein was an RFID device.
What did you get for Christmas?
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." - Thomas Jefferson
For the stength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. - R. Kipling
Romans 1:22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].
See my thread here; http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-clothing.html
It happened to me too, and it is has nothing to do with bar codes.
Source - Re: Hidden security tags in Old Navy jeans < Shopping & Stuff < Wolfstad Blog
- Old Navy
Never with a gun, but I did have that exact Old Navy RFID tag sewn in. That was a pain.
I wonder if they make RFID scanners so you can detect "bugs" in your clothing, weaponry, wallets, etc.
There was a thread a while back about certain H&Ks having RFID tags and setting off theft systems.
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I had a pair of oants that had a hidden bar code that set off scaners....NEVER MY GUN !!!!!..
Check the pants you where without the gun....
"Walmart cannot force you to stop at the door to check your receipt; illegal detainment. "
Don't know about that; Sam's Club (A W-M owned Co.) checks receipts of every buggy going out the door.
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In most states, a store has what is called "the shopkeepers defense" or "shopkeepers privilege"
Basically, it means that a shopkeeper may detain someone reasonably suspected of shoplifting or stealing without being liable for the tort of illegal detainment.
A security RFID system going off is usually considered reasonable suspicion for the purposes of detainment.