Retail Security

Perspectives on Crime and Loss in the Age of COVID-19

The CAP Index analytics team examined retail crime reported in March in the Los Angeles area and highlight several preliminary trends affecting retailers.

How COVID-19 Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

While some companies had to shut their doors either by choice or by mandate, every retailer is affected by this unprecedented global event. There are a number of steps retailers can take, however, to prepare for the unknown as well as protect themselves, their associates, customers, and communities during an emergency event.

SEC Renames Global Security Operations Center Best Practices Group

The Security Executive Council is renaming its Global Security Operations Center Best Practices Group to better convey the high level of energy and innovation in the group and in the operations center and fusion center fields overall.

Do You Have What It Takes to Prevent Store Break-ins? 7 Questions Retailers Should...

LPM interviewed more than one dozen retail security consultants, industry leaders, and LP executives and asked what they think about different security tools and strategies to prevent after-hours store break-ins. Their responses focused on 7 tactics retailers should consider.

A Retailer’s Response to Protests Could Impact Its Reputation: An Analysis of Security Mistakes

Retailers are often faced with protests by striking workers or picketing consumers that can lead to potentially damaging publicity. An analysis of security mistakes by retailers provides a number of useful ideas for both corporate and store-level employees for mitigating damaging fallout from protests.

Poll Identifies 7 Challenges for Security Departments

The Security Executive Council, which tracks trends among security practitioners, has identified seven issues that have challenged security leaders over the last 12 months.   ...

Lessons from a Trial Lawyer on Winning and Losing Negligent Security Lawsuits against Retailers

“When companies have been proactive in security, that is not a case I want to have. I want the path of least resistance.” For him, that means inaction by a company that will indicate to a jury that it disregarded people’s safety. These are the companies that lose security lawsuits.

Cheater, Cheater: Dishonest Workplace Behavior Is a Complicated Phenomenon

For those charged with protecting company assets, a couple of recent news items raised red flags about dishonest insiders. Multiple studies underscore the risk from dishonest insiders and found that an important security tactic—the “two-person rule”—isn’t always enough. The research also provide insights into how employees rationalize dishonest behavior.

Powered by Walmart: Building Continuity among Strong Local Retail Businesses around the World

Jay Mealing is the typical Walmart Cinderella story. He started in the Garden Center as an hourly associate in 1990 at a store in Columbia, South Carolina. Almost 30 years later, he is senior director of global security for Walmart International. Not bad for a country boy from South Carolina. Read his story.
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Listen Up: Internet Chatter Can Be Extremely Important

Mindless though most Internet chatter is, paying attention to what is being said online has become critical for retailers today—to protect brands, avert threats, respond to crisis, and improve store operations. Most recently—and dramatically—the imperative was underscored when multiple active shooter plots against retailers were averted after threatening online posts came to light.
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