Study Reveals USS’ BoxGuard Quicker to Use than its Competitor

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., (February 5, 2015) –
A study performed by the Loss Prevention Research Council has found that USS’ BoxGuard is quicker and easier to use than a popular competing package wrap. It also revealed that the store associates who participated in the study preferred using USS’ BoxGuard over its competitor.

“Many employees did not have many positive comments regarding the Brand X package wrap, citing they were hard to use, would frequently jam, and are hard to untangle,” the study’s Executive Summary reveals. “[T]he associates found the USS BoxGuard is significantly easier to apply when compared to the Brand X package wrap. Additionally, associates also rated the USS BoxGuard significantly easier to remove than the Brand X package wrap.”

The study was conducted by Loss Prevention Research Council, and involved 11 department store associates who regularly use package wraps. The 14-page study report notes that USS’ BoxGuard can be removed 45% quicker than its competitor, and can be applied 15% quicker. “[A]ssociates rated the Brand X package wrap as having a significantly more negative impact on customer throughput when compared to the USS BoxGuard.” On the other hand, “[a]ssociates had many positive comments about the USS BoxGuard, citing it was very simple to remove. Additionally, 3 associates said they liked that the device ‘chirps’ when being locked, letting them know the device was active.”

The full report on the study can be downloaded here.



About the Loss Prevention Research Council:

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) uses fact-based research to develop crime and loss control solutions that improve the performance of its members and the industry. The LPRC was founded in 2001 by leading retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, CVS, The Home Depot, Barnes and Noble and others in an effort to support the fact-based needs of the Loss Prevention industry. To date, the LPRC has conducted over 40 real-world loss prevention research projects for retailers and partners. The scope of these projects includes but is not limited to:

• Providing data and testimony for legislation and legal claims
• Beta testing and refining innovative loss prevention technologies
• Developing statistical models to assist retailers in attacking shrinkage
• Comprehensive product packaging, fixture and store design research
• Researching employee dishonesty and shoplifter dynamics

About USS:

USS is the largest privately held loss prevention company in the U.S. The company’s mission is to use advanced technology to help its customers combat theft and run their businesses more efficiently. While USS is best known for its Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags and systems, the company is also a leading integrator of video surveillance systems, access control systems, and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. USS has over 100 patents issued and pending, which testify to the company’s spirit of innovation.


(Updated February 5, 2015)