iPad setting off store security alarms?

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  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Does your iPad set off store security alarms? It's happened in every store I went into today.

    I'm positive it's the iPad. I also have it in an Apple Case.
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Check your case for the magnetic patch. Also check your jeans/pants any new clothes that you purchased. It might be in those as well.
     
  3. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Do you have it in a bag? Could that have a sensor left in it somewhere?

    I haven't been shopping today to know if mine is doing it! lOL!
     
  4. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No I have given just the iPad and Apple Case to a person and they walked in and beeped. I see no patches on the Apple case at all.

    Also, I have been just holding it out in front in between the store alarms and it sets it off. It's in no bag, just the apple case. Holding it in my hand.

    64GB Wifi only by the way
     
  5. itchystiches macrumors newbie

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    I haven't been able to afford to go to the shops since buying the iPad.
     
  6. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    I know my old work place had crappy security alarm stands. They picked up everything including cell phones.

    It really depends on the system the store has. Some may be a bit older.
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Is it the 3G? Cell antennas set those things off all the time if they're overly sensitive.
     
  8. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    They remove those from the clothing when you buy them. :rolleyes:
     
  9. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Ha. Not all the time.

    My mom had one on a purse that only set off at one store - not where it was bought either.

    Sometimes wallets have them in weird places too, and some clothing is coming with them sewn in,so if they don't swipe it when you buy it, you are gunna beep everywhere.

    Never assume they are all gone......
     
  10. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    They are required to check. With wallets and such they are required to check all pockets.

    And mind you I also shops at places like sears JC penny macys etc as well as other retailers.

    Not sure where you shop or in what country
     
  11. mlad1101 macrumors regular

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    "Required to check" LOL What happens if they don't check? What are the repercussions for not adhering to this requirement?

    Get real, with clerks going through so many items a day its bound to happen and there are times that they don't set off the alarm. Its happened to me more than once, only to find out when get home and still on/in article and believe it or not I shop in this third world country called New York City.
     
  12. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a big annoyance to you? It's not like they full cavity search you or something.

    I would do it on purpose, just to f*ck with the security and stuff.
     
  13. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    Sacks fifth ave?

    Regardless my point still stands. I have experience in working in retial. They also are not called clerks.
     
  14. Tinstafl macrumors newbie

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    My Blackberry sets off every store alarm too. I just keep walking. If they want to talk to me that is fine they can continue walking with me....

    Of course I usually tell them when I come it it will set it off when I leave and most laugh about it. It is not an isolated event. It is either my case or my phone. Then again I can leave the phone in the truck and go it but what fun is that..
     
  15. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I worked retail too. In customer service as a supervisor.

    There is a reason that there is a log at the door in a lot of stores. They are missed and if it sets the stores off it normally is logged.

    however, they CAN be missed, or have one that doesn't set off that stores, or the person missed deactivating it and didn't set it off on the way out.... but sets it off at a new store.

    BUT, to think they will NEVER be missed is insane.
     
  16. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet, I'd go to a fancy clothes store, walk around suspiciously then randomly bolt out the door
     
  17. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I have never seen a log being used at any store where I've seen a trigger happen... not once. I've almost never have seen anything more than a cursory glance at a receipt or simply a wave-through. I can count on less than the fingers of one hand where I've seen that there was an actual effort to determine what caused the trigger.

    WalMart has been pushing hard to have RFID embeds in every product they sell but some manufacturers are refusing. RFID seeds are frequently molded into shoes or sewn into clothing. If a deactivation of one is missed you'll forever set off alarms.

    I've also have never seen anything 'inspected' except for shoes and usually the clerk is checking to see if they're both the same size.
     
  18. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Best buy logs, wal mart logs, my target takes it back to the cashier others don't care. I've seen others in various stores.

    I got stuck behind a lady with a cart full of luggage at target the other day... Wasn't it fun to wait for that inspection with my 1 thing in my hand.... (she was finishing as i walked up.. Only to start another purchase, she ended up with 3 separate ones, ugh)

    Obviously shrink numbers in stores are going to impact how much they are checking. I think my current Wal mart has the high potential for internal "help" in theft areas. But the one i went to in CA logged it too, but "Sticker Bob" the greeter was a loss prevention managers dream of an employee. Every store should have one of him to control shrink.

    BUT, most cashiers/clerks/______ aren't getting paid enough to care in the first place.....
     
  19. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I frequent BB and WalMart and have NEVER, EVER seen either one log anything. Usually the 'watcher' at BB is too busy chatting up the cashiers girls to be bothered. It's extraordinarily rare that I even see someone actually stop a person at WalMart who set off an alarm. If they do, the person usually holds up a receipt and keeps walking.

    Apparently north central Florida is full of crooks and thieves and they have to do a proctology exam every time the alarm gets triggered. :)
     
  20. jtara macrumors 65816

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    I know you meant that as a joke, but...

    ... a few years ago, Saks Fifth Avenue sued a local San Diego resale shop for trademark infringement.

    The name of the store:

    Sacks Fifth Avenue
     
  21. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Not all best buys are created equal in the management area. We had a log, and my cashiers got written up for more than three. This was in California, at 3 different stores. We were leaders in the company in these areas, and our managers cared about shrink. The one here isn't as anal as we were out west, but still is checking.

    My WM is actually anal most of the time about it here in FL. Which lends me to believe there is inside help in the theft area. But you can't hardly get out without showing a rcpt even if you don't set anything off, which isn't the case at the others in neighboring towns.

    Because, you know, these retired folks must be big into petty theft along with catching std's! Lol!
     
  22. mlad1101 macrumors regular

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    How does your point stand when it is quite clear that people go home with alarms still attached that do not set off the alarm? You didn't refute anything.

    Also on a side note what does "working in retial" entail? Thats a new one for me.
     
  23. skubish macrumors 68030

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    My cell phone used to set the alarms off all the time.
     
  24. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    The big gigantic clips, yes. The sewn in metallic patches no. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Nevasleep macrumors member

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    Sometimes kids or shoplifters will put the tags/stickers into other people's bags or pockets for fun, or for a distraction.

    If a device keeps setting alarms off, could that mean it's faulty as it isn't operating just at it's own frequency.
     

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