Retail Technology: Electronic Article Surveillance, RFID Inventory Management, and Video Trends

This FREE guide gets you up to speed fast on electronic article surveillance, video surveillance, cyber security, RFID technology
and more

Dear Loss Prevention Professional,

Unlike the fate of buggy whip manufacturers, loss prevention jobs probably won’t be completely eliminated by technology. The professionals who ride out the evolution will, however, find their jobs radically transformed.

That’s the message of our FREE Special Report, Retail Technology: Electronic Article Surveillance, RFID Inventory Management, and Video Trends. If you value your job, you must understand the coming transformation and be ready for it –because those who don’t will be left behind.

Are you prepared for the changes that technology will bring to your profession? Do you even know what they are? It’s pretty simple: As one LP pro consulted for our Special Report explains it: “Data and technology are really going to be how the LP industry is going to be run moving forward. You look at your risks from the standpoint of data and event patterns, and then you analyze those risks to end up taking more informed, evidence-driven action.”

So much for stopping shoplifters. Your job is about to become much more technology-based, and if you don’t learn to use the latest technology, analyze its data and translate it all into cost-effective LP programs, you won’t be in the business much longer.

That’s why we’ve written this Special Report, and also why we’re giving it away free to qualified LP professionals like you. You simply can’t afford not to understand LP technology and how to use it!

Retail technology of the future from a long-time, trusted LP expert

Of course, you might be wondering about our own credentials. Why should you trust this Special Report from LP Magazine?

LP Magazine, formerly known as LossPrevention, was founded in 2001 by LP professionals to fill the void for news, information, and educational content for loss prevention professionals. Over the past decade and a half, LP Magazine has established itself as the premier voice of the LP industry, providing in-depth, timely articles for loss prevention professionals and retail management.

Our custom publishing arm also delivers education and training to retail organizations on critical loss prevention, safety, and operational policies and procedures. What’s more, we’re deeply involved in the training and certification provided by the Loss Prevention Foundation (more on that later), and we’re also aligned with our sister company, LPJobs.com, the leading retail security and loss prevention employment site on the web.

You can see that we live, sleep, eat and breathe loss prevention. So the retail technology expertise we’ve used to create this Special Report is something you can trust! For instance, you’ll learn about the impact of facial recognition technologies on shoplifting control, including the use of a photo database, the importance of statistics, and the problem of privacy from a business analyst who focuses exclusively on emerging technologies.

No, you can’t get guidance from Bill McBeath, chief research officer for ChainLink Research, a supply-chain research and consulting organization, from just any free LP technology resource. Normally you’d pay quite well to buy one of Mr. McBeath’s published papers – but remember, this Special Report is FREE.

You’ll also learn from Gerald Becker, chief product officer at USS, known industry-wide for his expertise in deploying digital video management solutions on a large scale in both private and public sector. Becker even holds multiple patents for physical security innovations that he has developed.

Then there’s Rob Borsch, managing director of Skyview Insights, a leading provider of strategic insights for two global technology companies. Borsch has more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry and has held leadership roles in finance, information technology, marketing, asset protection, and corporate security.

All of this unmatched expertise is absolutely FREE to you as an LP professional. Why wouldn’t you read it right now? This report is instantly downloadable!

Hands-on advice for making retail technology work for you

This Special Report would be valuable just for guidance it provides on how all the latest retail technology works. But we take things a step further, making sure you’ll learn exactly how to leverage this technology at your organization – and in your career advancement.

This FREE report is designed to help you …

  • Understand how retail technology can help you and your organization fight theft, fraud and shrink
  • Learn how to use the latest technology in your day-to-day activities
  • Educate management on how new technology more than pays for itself
  • Advance your career by being an LP professional who looks forward and stays on top of retail technology trends
  • Become a leader in your organization and in the industry

For example, you won’t just learn how EAS systems work. You’ll also learn how to do an audit of how your EAS system works in your organization, how a shop-theft technology “czar” would help your company save hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even how to get other departments to buy into the need for more sophisticated technologies.

You’ll learn how to choose a provider to help your company move from your old video surveillance system to a new one that can be integrated into your existing equipment.

You’ll learn how to use data to reduce the LP department’s workload, while at the same time becoming more efficient and effective.

You’ll learn how to be an important voice within your company on the newest RFID and EAS improvements, and even begin a dialogue with your current providers to discuss a migration path from your old EAS system to the newest RFID retail technology.

All of these hands-on lessons will not only benefit your company, they’ll also benefit you: Your current job, your paycheck and your future career path.

Retail technology you must understand today

As you probably know, simple EAS systems that most companies have been using for decades have come a long way. In addition, there is technology available to retailers that you may never even have heard of.

So here’s a quick rundown of the topics we cover in this Special Report, just in case you haven’t realized just yet how critically important it is:

  • RFID technology, once something that only the biggest companies could afford, is becoming less expensive by the day. What’s more, it’s not just a theft-prevention technology: RFID delivers benefits to retailers in reduced out-of-stocks and improved shelf management; reduction of store and warehouse labor expenses of as much as 7.5 percent; and even improved customer satisfaction, to name just a few.
  • Video surveillance, which has been used for decades to guard associates and shoppers alike in retail stores, has improved and changed shape significantly. IP cameras, remote monitoring, and pattern recognition technology are all elements of a future strategy for video in your enterprise.
  • Security analytics are still being used and evolved, but many of the new analytic offerings have been developed to capture data for business trend analysis rather than for security. Pulling in other data sources, including point-of-sale (POS) transaction data and the synchronized surveillance video in easy-to-use reporting software, is key to the value of these analytics for loss prevention.

As you can see, this FREE Special report is will be invaluable to you not only in your current job, but also in the positions you’ll be eligible for as a retail technology expert. And as I mentioned earlier, understanding retail technology is not important to simply advance your career – it might even save it, as technology becomes an ever larger part of the day-to-day responsibilities of the LP department!

So I urge you to download this Special Report right now, at absolutely no cost, and start getting a handle on the technology you must understand if you’re going to evolve along with the loss prevention field. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

Yours for a successful LP future,

Jack Trlica
Managing Editor
LP Magazine

P.S.: Do you realize that you can enhance your value to your company immediately after reading this report – simply by approaching management about the latest retail technologies? Start something big today. Download Retail Technology: Electronic Article Surveillance, RFID Inventory Management, and Video Trends right now.

PPS: LP professionals are in the enviable position of knowing how all this technology – video surveillance, analytics, POS transactions, and other systems –can provide retailers with a valuable, more complete view of their businesses and, above all, help increase profits. Don’t miss this train, because it’s about to leave the station.

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