It is equally important to be able to align and describe how a selected protective countermeasure or treatment actually works to affect a problem.
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Articles by Read Hayes, PhD, CPP
When we’re looking to grow a business at the store or enterprise level, we should strive to envision that entity’s place and role in an ecosystem. With stores, nearby people drive sales, crime, and loss levels. Ease of access and egress plays a role. Nearby stolen-goods fences and other built
Here’s how one shoplifter assesses risk. “First things first—you want to know if they got what you want. The second factor is the risk involvement. The risk involvement will be security times cameras times employees times space times [other] customers.”
The currently described retail risk management research was an attempt to gauge whether and how retail chains segregate stores into risk and vulnerability bands for more precise protective support.
Two US retail chains participated in an extensive study of how to select individuals most likely to “win” as in-store loss prevention specialists (store detectives or “SDs”). Following are some of the highlights of this study.
Okay, it’s not just complicated; it’s complex. At least that’s the opinion expressed by some tweeters recently. The “Twitterland” consensus seemed to suggest controlling crime is often more difficult than handling some medical pathologies such as broken bones. Here’s their reasoning: with some exceptions, setting a broken leg now and
Almost 100 flea markets were randomly selected from a guide of 1,000 locations and visited by our teams to assess the availability, pricing, and condition of a high-loss men’s shaving product as example of flea markets and stolen products activity.
It’s complicated. We don’t want to overplay our hand here, but the role and responsibility of today’s asset protection professionals is increasingly complex, and mission critical, to their organizations. Think about it: LP is protecting globally traveling people, extensive supply chains, hundreds or thousands of stores, distribution centers and offices,
Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars’ worth of goods annually. While merchandise loss costs retailers huge amounts of money, theft-driven product out-of-stocks, and sometimes locked-up goods, it also deters sales to good customers. Happy, buying customers are
Whoa, what’s that?! No way. That’s a reaction we want from would-be offenders when thinking about initiating a crime attempt on our property.
We’re often told to adjust, adapt, and overcome as we grow up. Life comes at us fast and from a lot of angles. So part of our hardwiring