Tag: benefit denial


Benefit Denial: A Core Principle of Crime Prevention

Benefit Denial: A Core Principle of Crime Prevention

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


Product Protection

Product Protection

Joe, a would-be thief, couldn’t believe his luck. Here was a store willing to hand him a brand new state-of-the-art smartphone with no credit check and a few dollars down. And just two doors away was another retail store—this one advertising that it paid top dollar for smartphones.

The criminal wheels   Read More


Revisiting Timeless Topics, Exploring New Ones

This edition of the magazine has a wide-ranging selection of feature articles—from product protection to restaurant security to loss prevention professionals of the future to a detective-novel-like telling of access control.

The article about Rent-A-Center’s product protection solution for smartphone losses in their rent-to-own stores is our cover story because it’s   Read More


People on the Move: June 2017

People on the Move: June 2017

Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining   Read More


Effective, Evidence-Based Retail Crime Prevention

Effective, Evidence-Based Retail Crime Prevention

Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars’ worth of goods annually. While merchandise loss costs retailers huge amounts of money, theft-driven product out-of-stocks, and sometimes locked-up goods, it also deters sales to good customers. Happy, buying customers are   Read More


Cashing In on Security

Cashing In on Security

It is possible for cash to be an afterthought. Shoppers are using it less, and it doesn’t command attention like new mobile payment methods do. It’s not disappearing, but it’s not changing either. It’s stable and consistent, but maybe a bit anachronistic. Threats to cash, too, aren’t much different than   Read More


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as   Read More


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 2

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 2

Welcome to the second of three installments covering the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I hope you enjoyed the first part in our September–October issue. We will now look at trends and changes in the industry through the eyes of the magazine beginning in 2007 up through 2011.   Read More