Tag: theft prevention


Security at the Source

Security at the Source

Manufacturer involvement in designing product protection is decades old, noted University of Florida research scientist Read Hayes, PhD, CPP. He remembers Walt Disney’s Buena Vista Pictures as being an early pioneer in coordinating with retailers to prevent theft. Video releases such as Beauty and the Beast were massive hits with   Read More


How Can We Keep Good People in Loss Prevention Positions?

How Can We Keep Good People in Loss Prevention Positions?

In a 2016 survey of retail loss prevention executives, staff turnover and retention of staff was identified as a cause of concern. “Attracting and retaining a good caliber of loss protection professional at regional and street level [is problematic],” said one respondent in the report by Professor Martin Gill, Retail   Read More


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


All Together Now

All Together Now

The giant course correction hitting retail now appears pointed squarely in one direction—toward technology. It was the sum and substance of presentations at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show in New York in January. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the retailers that win the future will be those that   Read More


How Do You Calculate ROI in Retail?

How Do You Calculate ROI in Retail?

At some point in your retail loss prevention career, if you haven’t done so already, you will be called upon to help make procurement decisions on new technology, such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) or video surveillance. While you may be most interested in the features, functions, and benefits of the technologies, your CFO will   Read More