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Shipping is an industry with complex transactions over multiple locations and high expectations for the process to be carried out perfectly. That’s why video surveillance is a critical component for loss prevention and quality control.
In November 2017, on Black Friday on Britain's busiest street, the "sound of gunfire and explosions" created a panic among Christmas shoppers convinced the city was under a terror attack. Dozens of people were hurt in the ensuing stampede.
In 2018, readers wanted to know more about Walmart asset protection, the roles of women in LP, and the life and legacy of Bob MacLea.
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.
A new counter-terrorism training program in the UK is proving popular with businesses, including retailers. More than 1,500 companies have signed up in an effort to boost protection from a terror attack.
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.
Loss prevention executives have a responsibility to stay plugged into the threat-communication network, such as through a local joint terrorism task force and via contact with industry counterparts and law enforcement.
Data examining the broader security industry suggests that security personnel actually file about as many lawsuits against their employers as they spark because of something they did or did not do.
Many retailers have policies for handling a security event, and employees who fail to follow such policies can—under the “employment at will” principle—be subject to punishment, including termination. That happened to a group of asset protection associates at a Utah Walmart, but they challenged their firings in a lawsuit.
Here’s how one shoplifter assesses risk. “First things first—you want to know if they got what you want. The second factor is the risk involvement. The risk involvement will be security times cameras times employees times space times [other] customers."