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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The 21st century posed a major conundrum for the retailers: how to fight online competition and improve brick-and-mortar store performance, and how to increase retail foot traffic without compromising store security and safety measures.
However, increasing the number of customers results in a heavier workload for loss prevention teams, which makes Read More
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
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
Does your company have a crisis management plan? Are roles explicitly defined, responsibilities clearly understood, and protocols outlined for effective crisis response? Who should be contacted, how do we reach them, and how soon should we notify them? Is your organization prepared to effectively manage a crisis situation?
The first step Read More
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
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
Jamie Jones was promoted to Corporate Security Analyst at Aldi.
David Zwernemann is now a Regional LP Manager at Amazon.
Ascena Retail Group announced the following changes: Brian Bazer to VP of AP & Safety; Rob LaCommare, CFI, to AVP, Global Operations & Analytics AP; Eric Pidgeon, CFI, LPC, to Director of 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
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is often no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All schools, churches, hospitals and businesses, big Read More