Tag: store security


In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

Envision the following scenario. You are at home around 8:15 at night watching television with your wife or kids when the phone rings. The caller is one of your regional LP managers in the Southeast. He tells you that you just had a tractor load of high-end apparel worth $2 million   Read More


Facial Recognition Security Cameras: A Game-Changing Technology

Facial Recognition Security Cameras: A Game-Changing Technology

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is based on the experiences of a well-known retailer who implemented a facial-recognition security camera system. Because of the potential value of this technology to the retail industry as well as the critical issues surrounding its deployment, the executive who leads this initiative approached the magazine to   Read More


When Ordinary Things Get Smart

A ton of great smart tech was on display at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in January, from wearables to the Internet of Things (IOT). My team was invited to a small get-together. I noticed several people had sharp-looking ski jackets. As a trained investigator, I knew there was   Read More


Maximizing Value from Retail Store Safety Measures

Maximizing Value from Retail Store Safety Measures

“Everything changed after 9/11” was a frequently heard refrain—from the president and other politicians and in law enforcement and private security circles. The same may, in time, be said of the Paris attacks in November 2015. Targets included restaurants and bars and seemed to cement a disturbing trend: public spaces   Read More


The Legal Implications of Self-Defense at Work

The Legal Implications of Self-Defense at Work

Many retailers have policies for handling a security event, and employees who fail to follow such policies can—under the “employment at will” principle—be subject to punishment, including termination. That happened to a group of asset protection associates at a Utah Walmart, but they challenged their firings in a lawsuit, claiming   Read More


You Got Hurt? Let’s Check the Surveillance Footage

You Got Hurt? Let’s Check the Surveillance Footage

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