Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards methods and systems for protecting items of merchandise from theft. In one example, a security system includes a mobile device comprising a memory storing computer-executable instructions, a controller, and communication circuitry. The security system also includes a security device configured to communicate with the communication circuitry. The computer-executable instructions are configured to execute a boot procedure upon booting the mobile device and to cause the controller to abort the boot procedure in response to the wireless security device failing to communicate with the communication circuitry during the boot procedure.
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InVue Security Products Inc., "SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING RETAIL DISPLAY MERCHANDISE FROM THEFT", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 22, 2020)