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
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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
Security surveillance footage provides value in many ways, including theft prevention, suspect identification, and as key evidence in defending against personal injury lawsuits. It’s time for retail loss prevention professionals to familiarize themselves with video surveillance laws and uses.
Case in point: A Philadelphia County Court judge last summer cut a Read More
A male shoplifting suspect has been coming into Store 153 three times a week for as long as anybody can remember. Store management has even attributed this guy as a major cause of the store’s shrink woes that have put them on the corporation’s “target store” list for the last 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
Currently in its twenty-fifth year, the National Retail Security Survey continues to offer not only insightful research into retail crime but also successful countermeasures. Key findings from the most recent survey show that the impact of shrinkage continues to be sizeable, with 48.1 percent of retailers reporting increases in inventory Read More
EVOLVE-Store™ is the latest innovation from Checkpoint Systems, involving a real-time app. In addition, the new Density Tag™ from Checkpoint’s Alpha high-theft line of products protects valuable items inside packaged merchandise by “sensing” presence through the box. Visit Booth #1001 to learn more. Read More
As a loss prevention professional, it is likely that you have responsibility for detecting, investigating, and resolving internal-theft cases. Doing so may support your organization’s zero-tolerance policy toward internal theft. Many top retailers rely on their loss prevention departments to give them a competitive advantage by controlling their operational costs Read More
By John Tabor
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
Last month, police officers from the Berkeley Police Department in California raided a house as part of an investigation into a retail theft ring and found stolen cosmetics and other goods totaling $500,000, according to news reports. Read More