Tim Belka is the senior director of global security at Walgreens. Belka began his career as a US deputy marshal before joining the Central Intelligence Agency as a special agent. In his role with Walgreens, Belka leads a team responsible for the company’s Security Operations Center, executive protection, corporate campus Read More
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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
Blogs, message boards, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter are popular because of their wide reach and ease of use. Just about anyone, regardless of age, location, or expertise, can share news and information on social media.
Social media monitoring (also known as social media listening) is the act of Read More
By Chris Trlica
We find ourselves living in a time when nearly every decision we make is recorded. Where we drive, what we buy–all this data is collected somewhere. We permit it in the vague hope that somebody on the other end is being responsible with our information.
The loss prevention industry is now Read More
Cargo theft often is thought of as a silent and victimless crime despite the fact that it accounts for losses of billions of dollars annually in the United States. The most common incidences of cargo theft involve gangs who steal high-value commodities from loaded trailers. Substantial losses can also occur Read More
You probably don’t follow Lady Gaga on Twitter but you can probably guess that she has millions of followers. What’s surprising, perhaps, is how many people hang on the word of seemingly average folks. Eva Gutowski, for example, seems like any other Millennial who likes to make videos about beauty Read More
Interviewers have been using the confrontational approach for thousands of years. Suspects used to be guilty until proven innocent; how else were you supposed to obtain a confession? But when you have an employee suspected of theft in a retail or restaurant business, you should consider a more elegant method Read More
I forgot my keys somewhere. I know I had them just a few minutes ago, and they were right here in my pocket. I locked the door and then—I’m sure they were in my pocket. It wouldn’t be so bad, but the spare key was on the ring because I Read More
The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat as observers of the loss prevention industry. One aspect of our role is to find ways to celebrate the positive contributions of the loss prevention and asset protection community. As a result, we are proud to launch the LPM Excellence Read More
Regardless of what your company sells, where you sell it, or your total store count, you as a loss prevention or asset protection professional must win. Life safety, frightened customers and team members, dangerously low margins, and liability are some of your business risks. Violence, theft, fraud, and even poor Read More