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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.

Retail’s Latest High-Tech Accessory? Body-Worn Cameras

The use of body-worn cameras (BWC) by retail organizations seems likely to grow as technology options for implementation widen and retailers look to recalibrate protection to align with a more threatening store environment.

Confronting Safety and Security Risks in Transitional Times

Safety and security incidents that can damage a retailer’s reputation and dampen profits often result from change that outpaces the implementation of controls.

Brutal Breakroom Killing Underscores Need to Document Concerning Behaviors

Tragedy hit one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chain stores in June when a 28-year-old employee stacked bins in front of a breakroom security camera before allegedly killing a 17-year-old coworker,

Travel Safety Programs Need to Retool as Trips Resume

Even if the amount of work travel eventually reverts to where it was before COVID, much around it won’t. Labor markets have changed and so have global risks and employee attitudes.
safety performance measurement

Is the Time Right to Invest More in Worker Safety and Health?

A focus on environmental, social, and governance issues within a workplace can create innovative employee recruitment and productivity.

Fraud and Compliance Hotlines: Benchmarks, Trends, and How They Can Yield Greater Security Value

Reports to fraud, compliance, and ethics hotlines tell the story of a workforce increasingly willing to voice complaints, less worried about the pandemic, and increasingly intolerant of discrimination and harassment.

Prioritizing People’s Safety Amidst Organized Retail Crime

Beyond debate over definitions and dollars lost is the lived experience of customers and store workers being victimized in violent store takeovers.
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Retail Needs Brand-Affirming Protection Strategies Built on Data

At customer-facing businesses, nothing is more mission critical than promoting and protecting the brand, and LP plays a critical role.

The “Real” Problem: Knockoffs Are Cheap but Exact a Heavy Price

Game-changing regulation may be coming, but for now at least—with willing and naïve customers—it’s a real good time to be a maker of fake goods.

When Device Data Can’t Tell the Whole Story, Asking People for Input May Yield...

Even in the era of big data—when too much information is as likely a complaint as too little—stores or LP teams may not know what to make of certain safety or security issues.
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