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Sensormatic is a subsidiary of Tyco International, that manufactures and sells electronic article surveillance equipment. Sensormatic Electronics Corporation was purchased by Tyco International in 2001. The acquisition was executed by a merger of Sensormatic with a subsidiary of Tyco. Sensormatic is frequently called by the name of its parent company ADT, formerly ADT/Tyco. They manufacture acusto-magnetic (AM) electronic article surveillance systems.
The Sensormatic Supertag is a hard loss prevention tag. The Supertag took over for the Sensormatic Ultragator tag. Ultragator is a tan Ultra Max tag that is sold to retail companies. Ultragator tags were improved upon during the design of the Supertag.
Sensormatic specializes in the area of sourcetagging. A sourcetag is a security tag or label applied during the manufacturing process. Recently[when?] Sensormatic introduced disposable hard source tags at a few retail chains.[which?]
Their main competitor, Checkpoint Systems, also lobbies manufacturers to use their sourcetags that work for radio-frequency systems.