Retail Security

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How to Save Money on Retail Security Services—Without Hurting Relationships with Suppliers

You CAN drive down costs without undermining your relationships with security services suppliers.
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Undercover Loss Prevention vs. Visible LP: Has the Debate Changed?

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.
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Pilot Testing Security Systems for Retail Stores: 4 Best Practices

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.
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Special Event Risk Assessment and Planning

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.

Physical Safety Barriers: Low Tech Can Be Highly Effective

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.
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Amplifying Risk with Retail Security Solutions

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.
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What We Can Do About Racial Profiling in Retail Stores

One idea to limit lawsuits: Conduct periodic surprise store audits to ensure compliance, identify gaps in training, and weed out problem employees.
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A Security Lawsuit Is a Legal Landmine

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.”
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Franchisees: Building a Restaurant Security Program from Scratch

Consider this: restaurant security programs require monetary output for potential safety measures, such as buying and installing CCTV cameras or implementing access systems. Such...
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How to Increase Traffic Without Compromising Retail Store Security

The 21st century posed a major conundrum for the retailers: how to fight online competition and improve brick-and-mortar store performance, and how to increase...

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