Category: How article security works

How retail security works

Article security for the textile sector

In the area of ​​merchandise security for the textile trade, we serve all concepts and customer sizes with the best quality.

We support you in planning the security of your goods and help you prepare all the necessary craft work.

Did you know that the criminal police advice center in Hamburg still offers free training for retailers on the subject of “merchandise security and prevention”.

Almost all other federal states have long since eliminated this service for cost reasons.

Eastek Systems supports this through product training and demonstrations.

There are two different systems for using article surveillance in the textile trade:

1. Radio-frequency article surveillance


  • More cost-effective than AM systems
  • Many manufacturers
  • Many designs
  • Very large selection of fuses


  • Range smaller than AM acoustic magnetic article surveillance
  • Can rarely be synchronized (coordinated) with neighboring systems, so technical limitations may occur
  • More sensitive to radio interference

2. Acoustomagnetic article surveillance


  • Typical retail entrances are approx. 2m wide with inward-opening doors, with AM (acoustomagnetic technology) the article surveillance antennas can be placed behind the doors, with a passage width of approx. 230cm and work perfectly there
  • When installed by trained technicians and reputable providers, there are rarely malfunctions and error-free operation for many years
  • Many designs, Plexi, aluminum, recordings for advertising media, etc.
  • Large selection of fuses


  • Greater range between the antennas also means greater detection into the store, i.e. more distance to secured goods (possibly use dummy fuses)

Product security and the leasing trap

You would like to lease a security system to put your money to better use than tying it up in a security system.

Basically a good idea!

You will receive a leasing offer from Tolle-Warensicherung-GmbH with a term of 36 months, Eastek has offered 60 months.

60 months are too long, too much interest for the leasing bank and the order goes to: "tatatataaaaa"  Tolle-Warensicherung-GmbH.Congratulations

You now record the installment as an expense every month and reduce the company's profits and, in parallel with the reduction in theft, you also save taxes, so item security is fun!

Warensicherung Betriebsprüfung - 1After 5 years, the nice tax officer registers for the audit and cancels your leasing tax savings for 36 months.oh no, how could that be?

Many of our competitors are happy about a leasing contract because the money is immediately available from the leasing bank, often plus a commission; the seller initially doesn't care what happens later.

It is important to us that we continue to serve you as a satisfied customer in 10 years, which is why we expressly point out the (legal) framework conditions:

Full amortization leasing for your merchandise security

The leasing contract must be concluded for a certain period of time and cannot be terminated during this time if both parties have properly fulfilled the contract
(no right of termination).

This is the so-called basic rental period.

During this basic rental period, the lessee's leasing installments must at least cover the acquisition/production costs as well as additional costs including the lessor's financing costs.

According to these two leasing decrees, the decisive criterion for the tax attribution of the leasing object is the length of the basic rental period:

If it is between 40% and 90% of the normal useful life of the leased object to be calculated according to the AfA, it is attributed to the lessor.

The lessee can then deduct the leasing installments as operating expenses.

AFA for article surveillance 12 years = 144 months x 40% = 57.6 months minimum term if the tax advantage is to be used.

Short explanation in my words:

There are depreciation periods for all goods (AfA = deduction for wear and tear); for the article surveillance system, the tax office specifies a useful life of 12 years, the depreciation would have to run over this period.

When leasing, 40-90% of this time must be fulfilled:

12 years = 144 months x 40% = 57.6 months minimum term

12 years = 144 months x 90% = 129.6 months maximum term

Our advice does not replace legal or tax advice, but it still helps us to ask!

Kind regards

Andreas Hahnhausen