LP success stories, the world of loss prevention according to Paul Jones, and undercover vs. visible LP — these are the topics that drew the attention of retail security readers in 2018.
Long before a retailer opens shop in a far-flung destination, key personnel will need to make repeated travel to those locations. Keeping them safe during those excursions is a legitimate concern. This post offers some business travel safety tips for retail ops and LP pros on the go.
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There have always been arguments for and against each type of security staffing strategy, explains Breck Ellison [shown], COO of Gallaher and Associates , a Tennessee security and safety company.
According to a survey by SDR/LPM, loss prevention executives are more likely than security counterparts in other industries to believe that a pilot study or field test is an effective way to show senior management that a project is a good idea.
With no routine to follow, special event security is chaotic by definition, and may demand protection personnel to pull together a team and a plan with little notice.
Since there is no standardized and accepted security level testing in North America, it is difficult for a loss prevention professional to verify and understand which physical security barrier products are best for their retail locations.
Interventions must be highly visible if they are to play a role in amplifying risk. There is no point in hiding it away or making it less than obvious to the would-be thief.
One idea to limit lawsuits: Conduct periodic surprise store audits to ensure compliance, identify gaps in training, and weed out problem employees.
Nine seconds after three armed men entered a convenience store in Rochester, NY, one of them shot security guard Brian Brown in the face. “Thirty-six pellets went into my eye, the rest went into my head,” he told local WHAM 13 News. “They’re still in there.”