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Envisioning the Value of Video Is Easy—But Extracting It Can Be Tricky

It’s probably not difficult for loss prevention practitioners to picture the value that surveillance video solutions can provide. After all, they’re often inundated with promotional descriptions suggesting that today’s video solutions are a panacea for sluggish store sales and high shrinkage.

Standing Still Is Falling Behind in Today’s Loss Prevention Career Environment

As an adjunct professor for American Public University System’s Center for Applied Learning, Dr. Robert Pittman imparts wisdom to next-generation loss prevention leaders, for...

Holiday Crooks Are Here; Get Ready Inside and Out

You’ve readied your technical systems, stocked up security supplies, gone over loss prevention protocols with staff, and tried to hire only honest seasonal workers. Now, it’s time for shoppers—and criminals—to start filling your stores.

Has the Time Arrived—Finally—for RFID?

After years of false starts and a measure of false promises, retailers are finally starting to realize the potential of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Should You Pay for Security Technology the Same Way You Pay for Theft?

Discussions of changes in retail security technology typically revolve around enhanced functionality and the latest bells and whistles. But there is another way in which loss prevention technology is evolving—the manner by which retailers pay for it.

Pre- and Post-Incident Actions to Rebuff Negligent Security Lawsuits

You would like to think that if a serious crime occurs at a particular property that you could point to your prior thoughtful risk analysis, show the appropriate security measures you took in response, and quickly put the matter to rest.

Can a Smart IP Video Solution Help You Solve Problems You Didn’t Know You...

LP executives often preside over two operations. First, there is the one you think you have—the losses you believe you suffer, the stores you suspect are problematic, and so on. Then, there is the operation that you see after deploying an enterprise IP video solution that ties into data streams such as point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Will Seasonal Workers Cause Your Shrink Rates to Rise this Holiday Season?

Amazon, 50,000. Kohl’s, 69,000. Target, 70,000. Macy’s, 83,000. Retailers have announced some impressive seasonal hiring numbers for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season.

Five Things Every Company Should Consider When Conducting a Risk Assessment

Advice for addressing just about any security challenge—from preventing a lawsuit to keeping staff safe—is typically the same: First, conduct a risk assessment. But how do you know if your risk assessments are up to snuff?

Intimate Partner Violence Poses Unique Threat to Retail—But There Are Ways to Prevent a...

Dr. Ron Wallace, a criminal justice professor for American Public University System, has studied the intersection of intimate partner violence with the workplace—and he has also dealt with it firsthand.

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