A few years back, I was asked to conduct my first telephone-based loss prevention interview with an hourly employee. He was suspected of merchandise theft, and my supervisor insisted that I conduct the interview over the phone as the suspect was 800 miles away in another state, and the case Read More
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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
If you’re looking for the perfect loss prevention strategy, one that will resolve accounting errors, stanch losses to internal theft, and scare away thieves… You can stop searching. It doesn’t exist.
It’s true that some are more effective than others, and that some are better suited to one environment over another. Read More
Brad Seehoffer, district loss prevention manager for thirty-eight Big Lots stores in upstate New York and Pennsylvania, remembers the good old days of loss prevention, but he doesn’t miss them. “I would spend days searching through journal tapes to find one transaction for a fraud investigation,” says Seehoffer. “Or discover Read More