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Title:
WIRELESS BEACON TRACKING SYSTEM FOR MERCHANDISE SECURITY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/179250
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to merchandise security systems and methods for displaying and protecting items of merchandise from theft. A merchandise security system and method according to the invention includes at least one wireless-enabled computing device having a unique media access control (MAC) address and a wireless beacon tracking system including a plurality of nodes positioned within a display area. The plurality of nodes are operable for obtaining the MAC address and signal strength of the wireless-enabled computing device and for determining a location of the wireless-enabled computing device. The wireless beacon tracking system further includes a server operably associated with the plurality of nodes for providing a notification relating to a change in the location of the wireless-enabled computing device relative to a home location.

Inventors:
GRANT, Jeffrey, A. (3315 Winnipeg Circle, Charlotte, NC, 28210, US)
TAYLOR, Gary, A. (3455 Dobys Bridge Road, Fort Mill, SC, 29715, US)
Application Number:
US2016/030722
Publication Date:
December 15, 2016
Filing Date:
May 04, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC. (15015 Landcaster Highway, Charlotte, NC, 28277, US)
International Classes:
H04W68/00; G06F15/173; G06Q30/02; G08B21/00
Foreign References:
US20130238516A12013-09-12
US20140249887A12014-09-04
US20090007005A12009-01-01
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US20090058342A12009-03-05
US20110082812A12011-04-07
US20110072132A12011-03-24
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KIRK, Trent, A. (Invue Security Products Inc, 15015 Lancaster HighwayCharlotte, NC, 28277, US)
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