Convenience Stores

The theft of high-value alcohol is a hot topic at the moment. Retailers want to display wine and spirits prominently to encourage impulse buying. But leaving bottles out in the open leaves them susceptible to opportunistic theft. Here are 3 reasons why many convenience stores don't use traditional EAS antennas.

1) Traditional EAS antennas aren't always practical

It's not always possible to install EAS antennas at the exit. Perhaps the store has a very wide entrance - or it's situated within a larger building - such as a concession store.

2) Many stores don't have enough space for EAS antennas

Many convenience stores maximise their merchandising and don't have the free space to install physical EAS gates by the exit. Traditional antennas require a large area around them in order to operate correctly - that's a lot of lost retail space.

3) Difficult to justify an expensive, fixed installation for minimal inventory

Installing floor-mounted antennas is expensive and often impractical when only 50-100 bottles need protecting.

Our Solution


Our new Bottle Tag allows you to display wine and spirits prominently whilst protecting against opportunistic theft.

Simply mount our 14cm cubed Hub above the exit and then fit a Bottle Tag to each bottle you want to protect. If a tagged bottle is taken too close to the Hub then it will alarm.

Cost-effective retail security with a clear, uncluttered store exit.

Chirp Setup Floorplans

For an in-depth overview of how Chirp-protect would be set up to protect bottles of alcohol in a convenience store, check out our Use Case page