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Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold
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Garett Seivold is senior writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for over twenty years. Seivold has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. He has authored dozens of survey-based research reports and best-practice manuals on security-related topics. Seivold can be reached at GarettS (at) LPportal (dot) com.

Burglary Rates Fall as Stores Harden Exteriors; But Neighbors Also Play a Role

Retail stores and other commercial properties are experiencing fewer burglaries. In the first half of 2019, burglaries for all properties fell by a substantial 11.1 percent nationally.

Next Up for Retailers: Automatic Identification of Inventory Issues

When considering the problem of loss in a retail environment, it’s natural to first think about the register. After all, it’s where money changes...

Cluttered Aisles May Lift Sales, But Definitely Cause Injuries, Lawsuits, and Shrink

A recent class-action lawsuit accuses a major US retailer with purposely cluttering aisles to increase sales. That may or may not be true. Research does show that poor housekeeping invites theft and increases injuries to store employees and customers.

The Importance of Loss Prevention in Driving Retail Success

“The global IoT (Internet of Things) in retail market is expected to grow from US $14.3 billion in 2015 to US $35.6 billion by...

Career Accelerating Ideas for the LP and Security Professional

The national average salary for a chief security officer in the US hovers around $160,000, according to a consensus of online salary aggregators. If...

Store Violence: How Focus Groups Can Generate Solutions, Build Support, and Demonstrate Concern

A national quick service restaurant has become the subject of a class action that alleges it failed to take steps to prevent customer-facing staff...

Cyber Security vs. Physical Security: What Do CEOs Care About?

CEOs and corporate boards of directors are recognizing that a greater amount of dynamic risk attaches to cyber security-related matters than to physical security issues. However, survey results do not indicate a diminishing role for physical security. Instead, respondents tended to report a unified security plan.

The Nation’s Workplaces Are Getting Safer Overall—Just Not in Retail

In a year of otherwise encouraging safety injury data, the retail sector was called out for being the nation’s only industry to see an increase in the number of injuries in 2018. Retail sales personnel are the most injured.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Are Retailers’ Pandemic Preparedness Plans Ready?

With respect to the prospect of a deadly pandemic, whether it occurs in nature or from terrorists, most scientists suggest that we are living on a major fault line. They predict a big one is coming, but there is just no telling when. Will the coronavirus be the one?

5 Ways to Take Aim at Moving LP Targets: BOPIS and Cashier-less Checkout

Loss prevention is a moving target. Every time a new retail strategy is put in place, such as buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), it’s up to loss prevention professionals to devise countermeasures to combat the new theft opportunities that arise. Best Buy, Acme Markets, and Wegmans loss prevention executives give their recommendations.

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