The loss prevention department and the information technology department used to handle separate functions of the retail environment. Increasingly, however, loss prevention duties require a strong relationship with (and even a dependence on) the technology department. As retail security solutions evolve to become more sophisticated, LP and AP must find Read More
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By Joe Boissy
Retail organizations have been using surveillance video as a valuable tool to combat shrinkage, which can account for more than 1.38 percent of retail sales for some US organizations, according to the National Retail Security Survey. Shrink rates are the result of increased shoplifting, employee fraud and organized retail crime, Read More
Listening to loss prevention leaders discuss their relationships with information technology (IT) departments and offer advice for strengthening them can seem a bit like eavesdropping on marriage counseling. There is admission of a “love-hate” dynamic, occasional hand-wringing over who gets final say, and counsel to “listen, don’t just talk” and Read More
Tyco Security Products has recently introduced two new IP cameras – a 2MP PTZ and 12MP Fisheye camera – adding power and value to its growing Illustra IP camera portfolio.
The Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ has 20x optical zoom with continuous auto-focus plus 10X digital zoom, which provides video surveillance 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
RFID in Retail
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, has been touted as a magic elixir for retail for more than twenty years. Sometimes referred to as an intelligent alternative to standard electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems, a path to better inventory tracking, and a supply chain replenishment tool, the technology at Read More
In order to fulfill its promise of same- or next-day delivery, home furnishings retailer RC Willey manages $500 million of inventory in warehouses and stores throughout the western US. With millions of dollars of product in constant motion, tracking inventory discrepancies and investigating shrink was a challenge without video support. Read More
Gerald Becker, former chief product officer at USS, a leading integrator of IP video surveillance and access control systems, shared some thoughtful advice with LP Magazine on how to boost ROI when rolling out a new IP camera system. During the conversation, Becker addressed some of the struggles that can Read More
Tyco Security Products introduces video intelligence analytics at the edge for Illustra IP cameras to improve security operations and reduce response time.
Illustra now offers its IP camera customers powerful video intelligence analytics to automatically analyze captured video and alert users of specific motion-detected activities. The intelligence analytics alert operators Read More
By Mike Dunn
Video surveillance systems have become a mainstay for many loss prevention programs. As the technology evolves and business needs grow more complex, loss prevention leaders are looking for solutions that are both affordable and capable of meeting the escalating demands of the business.
LP Magazine sat down with Mike Dunn, vice Read More