For requirements that are slightly different...

If the area you want to cover doesn’t have a physical perimeter, and you need to create your own perimeter (or zone) then Chirp-zone if probably the best option for you.

The System Basics

There are 3 key components in this system - the Hub, the Tags and the Deactivators.

Click each red dot to explore how these components would be installed within a typical store.

How it Works

Like Chirp-edge, the Chirp-zone Hub creates a wireless signal, however instead of the Tag alarming when it comes within range of the signal, the Chirp-zone Tags alarm if they leave the range of the signal. 

So effectively, the signal creates its own perimeter. If the tag goes outside of that perimeter (or zone) then it alarms.

The Technology

Like Chirp-edge, Chirp-zone uses RF (radio frequency) technology to cast a wireless zone out from the Hub. However it has a larger range than Chirp-edge so you can adjust the size of this zone from 1 metre radius up to approximately 8 metres radius. You can also add unlimited additional Hubs to cover a larger space if required.

Another interesting benefit of Chirp-zone is if a Tag is activated and alarms then if it is taken back within the zone then the Tag will stop alarming.

Practical Uses

Chirp-zone is ideal for:

  • Stores within a store. Concession stores are becoming increasingly popular - an area within a larger building. Typically these retail spaces are open and don’t have physical walls. This makes installing conventional EAS problematic. Instead, Chirp-zone ensures that products are kept within the concession area.
  • Restricting products to a set area. Some retailers wish to keep certain products restricted to a particular area of the store - for example power tools within a DIY store. Using Chirp-zone allows products to be picked up and inspected by customers, but not taken away from the hardware section.
  • Pop-up store/outdoor kiosk. A temporary store - or one sited outdoors - has challenges for protecting against theft. Chirp-zone can ensure all products are kept close to the retailer and not taken too far away.
  • Trade Shows. These large, bustling halls have multiple booths with lots of high-value equipment - and not many effective ways of keeping this equipment safe. Using Chirp-zone, exhibitors can Tag items such as demo products and even IT equipment and be notified if anyone tries to remove them from the exhibition stand.

Examples of a Typical Installation

We have created a variety of Use Case examples which show the floorplan of stores within different industries, illustrating how Chirp-protect can be used to protect inventory in different environments.

Use Cases

Explainer Video

Watch this short video to understand how the Chirp-zone system works.

(apologies for this rather dated video from the early days of Chirp. We're working on a new version, but hopefully this gives a good overview!)