Theft prevention can take many forms. Putting high-value products behind locked cabinets. Attaching sophisticated alarms. Moving merchandise behind the checkout. In recent years, the Loss Prevention Research Council at the University of Florida have been looking at benefit denial techniques that prevents a product, for example a laptop or smartphone, from working if it is stolen. In this podcast, Dr. Read Hayes of the LPRC discusses the history of benefit denial and where such technologies are headed.