What is the role of retail loss prevention? What may seem to be a simple question has grown increasingly more complicated as various functions, philosophies, tasks, and responsibilities are debated by the LP community, those who we serve, those who support us in meeting our goals, and those outside the Read More
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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is a television transmission system applied with the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific, limited set of monitors. As the name implies, it is a system in which the circuit is closed and all the elements are directly connected. Signals are sent to a specific group of receivers, either using coaxial cable or wirelessly through scrambled radio waves that are unscrambled at the point of reception. This is unlike broadcast television, where any receiver that is correctly tuned can pick up the signal from the airwaves.
CCTV cameras are most often used in retail stores in areas which are determined to need special attention in order to protect our customers, associates and store assets. These security systems can be used to monitor customer behaviors and suspected shoplifters, more conspicuously when used in accord with public view monitors to deter theft and provide increased safety and security, or more covertly when investigating internal theft issues. When used appropriately, such devices provide a valuable weapon in deterring theft and other undesirable activities. However, CCTV systems may also be used to monitor customer behavior to assist with marketing, sales, and customer service needs.
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Today, most CCTV systems use small, high-definition digital camera systems. Advances in digital technology have made video surveillance more user friendly than ever before. Digital surveillance is now coupled with computer technology, compressing images into a format that allows the images to be stored on a computer hard drive. Images can be stored in computers, transferred to DVD equipment, or transmitted to a computer monitor thousands of miles away. Security systems using IP cameras are easy to install and maintain, and can be customized to meet the ever-changing needs of the retail environment. There are countless systems available utilizing different schemes and different technologies, and the available recording options are growing almost daily.
Security surveillance footage provides value in many ways, including theft prevention, suspect identification, and as key evidence in defending against per¬sonal injury lawsuits.
Case in point: A Philadelphia County Court judge last summer cut a jury award nearly in half in the case of a woman who alleged she sustained a Read More
Video surveillance systems have come a long way since their introduction into the retail space many years ago. Yet some retailers and loss prevention teams are failing to take advantage of the latest innovations offered by today’s advanced cameras and surveillance tools. Some personnel may remain unsure about new technologies Read More
Closed circuit television, or CCTV, is a television transmission system that is applied with the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific, limited set of monitors. As the name implies, it is a system in which the circuit is closed and all the elements are directly Read More
The International Association of Interviewers teamed with General Dynamics for their annual recognition of remarkable women in loss prevention. Lauren Bridgeo, vice president of operations for The Zellman Group, is one of the 2017 honorees.
As you reflect upon your career, to what do you attribute your high level of success?
First, Read More
This may sound controversial, but it’s been my observation that over the years, In my humble opinion, LP professionals are behavioral experts first and technicians second. LP decision-makers should strive to deploy countermeasures that effectively convince criminals not to attempt or commit a crime.
To cost-effectively do this without seriously harming Read More
Technology regarding assets is moving at a fast pace. To be able to accurately monitor and track assets is of paramount importance to many industries and can protect the assets that a company has. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is one way that any company can track its assets accurately. Read More
In Part 1 of this article series , we looked back at the beginning of this story in 1994, when The Home Depot executed the first contracts for EAS labels affixed directly by manufacturers in their packaging, rather than by in-store labor.
At that time, there were three companies jockeying for control Read More
Technology regarding assets is moving at a fast pace. To be able to accurately monitor and track assets is of paramount importance to many industries and can protect the assets that a company has. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is one way that any company can track their assets accurately. Read More