Pencil Mini Clothing Security Tag (8.2MHz, Black) – Pack of 100


Pencil Mini Tags are versatile security tags that work with lanyards and pins. They protect a broad range of items from shoplifting at a low cost. They are commonly used in apparel stores on garments but can be looped around any product when used with a lanyard!

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Mini Pencil Security Tags are a cost-effective way for retailers to protect, monitor and secure merchandise. They are suited for clothing items such as shirts, pants, jackets, and shoes. They can also be used with a lanyard instead of a pin to protect items with a hole to loop into. This can include screwdrivers, power tools, and handbags, or can protect apparel items without poking a hole by looping the lanyard through a buttonhole or a belt loop. These tags will cause your Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system to beep and alarm if the unpaid merchandise (and the pencil tag) have passed through the gate. They are nearly impossible to remove without a detacher and are resistant to tampering.

Mini Pencil Tags can decrease shoplifting in your store. They are one of the best loss prevention tools because they prevent shrinkage by acting as both a visual deterrent to theft, a physical obstacle for shoplifters to remove and likely draw attention to themselves, and work with your EAS gates to notify you of any theft.

Key Features:
  • Sleek and minimalist design with a black body
  • Wireless: the alarming mechanism is inside the tag.
  • Easy to attach to clothing with a flathead pin or attached to a lanyard.
  • Quick and easy removal at checkout with a Universal Superlock Detacher
  • Reusable: These pencil mini tags do not contain any batteries and can be reused over and over again.
  • Clothing, other apparel, and anything that you can loop a lanyard around and into the Pencil Mini Security Tag can be protected without changing or damaging the product’s visual appearance. The sleek, black body and minimalist design make the tag look stylish and versatile to many different retail aesthetics.
  • It is close to impossible to remove Pencil Mini Tags without a very powerful magnet, such as the Universal Superlock Detacher. Most casual shoplifters would avoid interfering with this security tag to avoid being caught.
  • Mini Pencil Tags are completely wireless. The EAS technology is inside the tag. This means there are no wires for shoplifters to cut or become tangled in your product. Since there is no battery, the Pencil Mini Tag has an endless loss prevention life in your store if it is undamaged.
  • The tag is incredibly simple to attach to your products.
    • With a pin: Simply choose where you would like the tag to go on your garment. Poke the pin through the item and then insert the tag on top in its hole. You should feel a click and the tag is in place.
    • With a lanyard: Put the lanyard through a hole or loop and wrap it around the lanyard’s little hole. Once this is done, attach the pencil tag to the end of the lanyard’s pin. You should feel a click once more and the tag is in place.
  • Pencil Mini Tags are also very easy to remove. Simply connect the side of the tag opposite to where you inserted the lanyard or pin to a detacher. The magnet should loosen and release the tag and you will be able to pull it out easily.
  • Pencil Mini Clothing Security Tags are an affordable solution to the theft of apparel and many other items. With their nearly endless shelf life, Pencil Mini Tags can be used repeatedly if they remain intact and unharmed.

Mini Pencil Tags come in packs of 100 with pins!

All Pencil Mini Tags come with 16mm grooved pins. Grooved pins have a better locking capability than smooth pins. Smooth pins are ideal for lingerie or swimwear store as the materials are thin and grooved pins are more likely to damage the apparel (unless a lanyard is used).

A variety of other kinds of pins and lanyards can be found here.

What does AM and RF mean?

AM and RF refer to the two types of frequencies that Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) operates on.

Acousto Magnetic (AM) systems operate at 58 Khz while Radio Frequency or RF operates at 8.2 MHz.

Do I need AM or RF?

AM: Ideal for apparel, hardware and general retailers.
RF: Ideal for pharmacy, bookstore and supermarkets.

Are our AM security tags compatible with Sensormatic and other AM shop detection systems?

Yes, our AM security tags are compatible with Sensormatic and other AM shop detection systems.

Are our RF security tags compatible with Checkpoint and other RF shop detection systems?

Yes, our RF security tags are compatible with Checkpoint and other RF shop detection systems.

What types of security tags should I be using?

Clothing: For apparel, we usually recommend hard fashion security tags such as pencil or shell security tags.

Lingerie/ Delicates: Tags with smooth pins or alligator tags are preferred as they will not damage clothing.

Accessories: Soft tags, lanyard tags or even security labels.

Specialty Merchandise: Specialty merchandise require customized solutions. We carry bottle tags to secure liquor bottles and optical tags to protect eye-wear from theft.

What are the added benefits of ink security tags?

Ink security tags add an extra visual deterrent without having to complete a system or tag upgrade. If a shoplifter attempts to remove the ink tag without the appropriate tool, the ink ampoules will render the items useless.

Is there a difference between grey, white or black security tags?

No, the colour of the security tags are purely aesthetics and the choice of colour will depend on your preference and the style of your store.

Do you sell Electronic Article Surveillance gates or pedestals?

No, we do not sell any Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) gates. We specialize in security tags and security labels only.

Can I return the tags if I change my mind?

You have 30 days from the purchase date to send it back to us for a refund. This is only allowed if the product is unopened in its original undamaged packaging.

Note that return postage costs are at your own cost. Return postage is only covered if the product purchased is faulty.