Do you typically conduct a pilot study or otherwise test new technologies or security systems for retail stores before rolling them out? According to a survey by SDR/LPM, loss prevention executives are more likely than security counterparts in other industries to believe that a pilot study or field test is Read More
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Consider this: restaurant security programs require monetary output for potential safety measures, such as buying and installing CCTV cameras or implementing access systems. Such programs also demand an investment of time and effort on the part of the entire organization for activities, such as training security guards or involving multiple Read More
By Rex Gillette
It is that time of year again, when shoppers and shoplifters converge on our retail outlets looking for that all-important deal or steal. It’s also a critical time to ensure that your loss prevention plans are in place, up to date, and ready to tackle the upcoming holidays.
While the peak Read More
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
Every so often, a simple idea catches the imagination, fervor, and engagement of a group of people and is developed into a successful practice that revolutionizes a business. Electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging is definitely one of those.
This story commemorates the evolution of source tagging with The Home Depot 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
The authors had the privilege of working for a relatively small “blue ocean” beverage company called Starbucks Coffee in the nineties. A key strategic question often posed by then CEO and Chairman of the Board Howard Schultz was, “How do you get big but stay small?” Starbucks then was the Read More
Open System Design Protects High-Theft Products While Enhancing the Customer Experience (Southern Imperial)
When combating shrink, it’s important for retailers to pursue common-sense solutions in their stores. Many loss prevention products in the market today are closed systems that keep merchandise under lock and key, which can have as dramatic of an impact on sales as product theft. Also, many loss prevention products Read More
With the demand for GPS tracking to protect property growing swiftly, users are challenged to find reliable trackers that can meet the demands of long-term deployment or the ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions. Visit Booth #1129 to learn more. Read More