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LPM Online’s December 2018 Issue Puts the Spotlight on Physical Security and Safety

This edition of LPM Online is focused on physical security and safety. Here’s a look at the articles in this issue.

As Retail Operations Change, Injury Prevention Must Too
The injury rate in retail has been dropping every year since 2012 at the same time that fatalities are up 5 percent since 2016. So what’s up? LPM’s Senior Writer Garett Seivold examined the data and talked to safety experts to try to understand what seems like a contradiction.

Shoplifter Safety: Knowing When to “Let It Go”
Retail employees—both store associates and LP professionals—continue to get injured or even killed responding to shoplifters despite corporate safety training and no‑apprehension rules. LPM’s Jacque Brittain, LPC, provides some insights into why some people continue to put themselves at risk.

Facial Recognition Might Save Lives but Has Technology Drawbacks
Facial recognition technology promises many advantages to improving retail operations and customer and employee safety. However, LPM’s Retail Technology Editor Tom Meehan, CFI, offers some warnings related to security concerns surrounding this amazing new technology.

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The Impossible Made Easy
The evolution of omni‑channel retailing is all about customer convenience. But implementing omnichannel operationally is extremely complex. Maurizio Scrofani, CCSP, LPC, chief supply‑chain security officer for ALTO, explains why simplifying loss prevention is the only way to compete with omni‑channel complexities.

Best of LPM Online in 2018
LPM Online published a large number of original articles on a variety of hot topics over the course of this year. In case you missed any, we provide a summary of some of the articles that generated the greatest readership with links to the original digital magazines.

Product Showcase
Nine of our industry solution providers offer a glimpse at some of the latest technologies and services to help asset protection organizations solve their ongoing challenges with protecting product and improving store safety.

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