“Profiling” an interview subject can seem controversial, but it’s a step that is still commonly taken by investigative interviewing experts. In practice, the term actually refers to an assessment of a subject’s lifestyle, relationships, interests, and choices that can lead to accurate conclusions about their likely behavior and response to Read More
Do your physical stores have a system in place to collect accurate traffic data? Are you using that information and applying those insights to optimize your conversion rates? If you think this responsibility lies outside the realm of loss prevention, you may want to reconsider: many of the systems that Read More
Loss prevention professionals talk a lot about cyber security risks these days. But it’s for a good reason: more and more retail security devices (surveillance cameras, access-control systems) are now highly connected as part of the vast network of Internet of Things. They’re designed to circumvent security vulnerabilities, not introduce Read More
What do you know about access control? Vague ideas about authorization, authentication, locks, and keys may come to mind. The truth is, identifying an appropriate access control definition depends on the industry you’re working in.
In a feature article for the July–August 2017 issue, LP Magazine Contributing Writer Dave DiSilva brings Read More
How do you win at loss prevention? This question is currently under investigation by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) and the University of Florida. Essentially, researchers want to know how LP/AP efforts can successfully support a retail enterprise. What qualities and capabilities are needed, for instance?
An LPRC study Read More
Dunkin’ Brands is the holding company for two US fast-food chain restaurants: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Although these brands originated in the mid-20th century on opposite sides of the United States (Dunkin’ Donuts in Massachusetts and Baskin-Robbins in California), they are still enjoyed today by people all over the country.
David Read More
Global risks, both man-made and natural, are an inevitable companion of and byproduct to today’s constant global change. The retail environment is far from immune from these risks. Instead, major brands must focus on and emphasize preparedness and protection for its people and assets.
Francis D’Addario, Dean Correia, and Sean Dettloff Read More
Rent-A-Center’s primary loss prevention challenge stems from its business model. The rent-to-own company allows people who are low on funds or credit to rent furniture, electronics, and other goods with an option to own them after a payment agreement has been fulfilled. Usually, this model works just fine. Unfortunately, some Read More
The Home Depot supply chain network has undergone a transformation in recent years to incorporate strategic omni-channel elements and physical security controls. Mike Combs, director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot, has played a critical role in supporting the operation’s development and growth since he joined Read More
In a recent series of aricles, Bill Turner, contributing writer, has looked at the evolution of loss prevention since the inception of LP Magazine in 2001. (See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention.”) In the May–June 2017 issue, Turner concludes the series by Read More