At some point in your retail loss prevention career, if you haven’t done so already, you will be called upon to help make procurement decisions on new technology, such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) or video surveillance.
Visual information is no longer the only — and perhaps not even the primary — component of a video surveillance system. Images are still valuable, but it is the data inherent within them that provides for new applications and value. A camera is now a computer with a lens. Video once provided LP with extra eyes. Now it also offers brains.
According to a survey by SDR/LPM, loss prevention executives are more likely than security counterparts in other industries to believe that a pilot study or field test is an effective way to show senior management that a project is a good idea.
Surveillance footage is most effective when used to impeach a plaintiff’s credibility as to the extent of his or her injuries. Since the tape is factual, not opinion, it is not subject to traditional credibility attacks, note Rubin and Stempler.
EVOLVE-Store™ is the latest innovation from Checkpoint Systems, involving a real-time app. In addition, the new Density Tag™ from Checkpoint's Alpha high-theft line of products protects valuable items inside packaged merchandise by “sensing” presence through the box. Visit Booth #1001 to learn more.