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New Technology in Retail Offers Many Possibilities

New Technology in Retail Offers Many Possibilities

New technology in retail loss prevention emerges regularly. In this profession, it’s important to stay abreast of any new technologies that may show potential and could help reduce theft and fraud.

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Industry conferences and events are a great place to scope out the latest solutions. For example, Tom Meehan, CFI, witnessed   Read More

When Ordinary Things Get Smart

A ton of great smart tech was on display at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in January, from wearables to the Internet of Things (IOT). My team was invited to a small get-together. I noticed several people had sharp-looking ski jackets. As a trained investigator, I knew there was   Read More

LPRC Members Converge on Seattle to Tour Amazon and Microsoft

A contingent of twenty-five members of the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), representing fifteen different retailers, spent two days in early August touring one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers and Microsoft’s Retail Experience Center. The trip was headed by the LPRC’s research director, Dr. Read Hayes, and Tom Meehan, corporate manager   Read More

Tripping Over Technology

A few months ago my wife and I were sitting at home in the early evening discussing some items we needed for our home. As an Amazon Prime user, I picked up my iPad and placed an order. The next morning when I walked out my front door to get   Read More