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RFID Technology and Its Use in Asset Protection

RFID technology allows companies to know where in their process any particular asset is, so they can monitor the speed of production, the time of delivery, or any other factor that will help them to see how long their processes actually take—and control assets by knowing where they are at any point in time.

Retail LP/AP Snapshot: Purolator

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.

Retailers Warned to Plan for Panic

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.
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LPM Insider’s Top 5 Loss Prevention Articles of 2018

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.
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Business Travel Safety Tips and Hotel Recommendations

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.

UK Retailers Beef Up Employees’ Ability to Help Combat Terrorism

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.
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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.
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These Retail Store Safety Measures May Help Reduce the Likelihood of a Terror Attack

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.

EEOC News and Enforcement Trends

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.
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The Legal Implications of Self-Defense at Work

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.

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