Robots in retail are a bit of a dichotomy—simultaneously ‘one day’ and ‘right now.’ We are, certainly, just scratching the surface of what mobile, autonomous machines will do. Read More
Tag: security devices
By Jack Trlica
The latest edition of LPM Online is focused on organized retail crime (ORC). Here’s a look at the excellent articles in this issue. Please forward the link to this edition to your friends in loss prevention and law enforcement who are focused on ORC.
ORC Is Worrisome, Worsening…And at Risk of Read More
It’s December—meaning the 2017 holiday shopping season is upon us, and after analyzing the calendar, it will likely prove to be a lengthy season for retailers. The predicted top ten busiest shopping days fall between Black Friday (November 24) and Saturday, December 30 and are positioned to account for 40-50 Read More
Loss prevention professionals talk a lot about cyber security risks these days. But it’s for a good reason: more and more retail security devices (surveillance cameras, access-control systems) are now highly connected as part of the vast network of Internet of Things. They’re designed to circumvent security vulnerabilities, not introduce Read More
Academics who examine crime and security-related issues aren’t always seeking practical solutions, but some recent research studies have pragmatic applications and impart some actionable advice on relevant loss prevention issues. Below are questions that researchers have recently looked at and what loss prevention should know about what they found.
1. Does Read More
Nationwide mall theft ring accused of shoplifting $20M of high-end merchandise
For at least the past decade, Tijuana vendors put in special orders for designer merchandise, dispatching teams of shoplifters to malls around the country to steal more than $20 Million in loot that could be sold at lower prices in Read More
There may be no better symbol of the nation’s modern, high-tech military—not to mention US military might—as its fleet of predator drones. So it surely caused a few red faces at the Pentagon when it was discovered that insurgents in both Afghanistan and Iraq had used $26 software to intercept Read More
A question frequently asked by retail customers—and even some loss prevention professionals just getting started in their careers—involves many of the smaller stores where they shop, and how shoplifting and other retail shrink concerns are managed in retail stores with no loss prevention team.
First, few retail companies actually attempt to Read More
The performance of electronic security systems is critical to loss prevention. First, they do a lot of the department’s heavy lifting—performing vital operations like surveillance, fire and intrusion detection, and RFID access control. And a new system or an upgrade doesn’t come cheap, which is a second reason why you Read More