Burglary, internal theft, larceny and fraud: These and a host of other security threats are likely here to stay. So it should be no surprise that Kroll’s 2010 Global Fraud Report shows marked increases in IT security (19 percent) and physical asset security (15 percent) investments in the retail, wholesale and distribution sectors. The good news? Proactive measures are helping to reduce losses.
- By Jacqueline Grimm
- Mar 01, 2011
Today’s thief may not be the bank robber of yesterday. While there are still plenty of banks getting hit, it’s now drug thieves working the pharmacies that have law enforcement concerned.
NagraID Security, a Kudelski Group company, MasterCard Worldwide and Symantec Corp. have teamed up to introduce the MasterCard Display Card, which brings stronger authentication functionality on a payment card to the United States.
Yanak will report directly to Christer Bergman, vice president of Fujitsu’s biometric solutions, who joined the company in December.
The IPV monitor is designed for retail loss-prevention and integrates with smart fixtures, electronic article surveillance and RFID-based solutions.
Franco P.L. van Heijningen recently joined Honeywell as the general manager for its Vindicator Technology business, which focuses on critical assets and personnel within the government, military, commercial and industrial markets. His 30 years of career experience has crisscrossed the globe, with positions at consulting organizations in Asia and the Netherlands. We sat down with him to talk about infrastructure security.
Walden will be responsible for extending HID’s leadership in RFID tagging into the rapidly growing market for solutions that support asset-tracking, process automation, medical processes and identification of returnable transport items.
Lumidigm has announced that Verimetrics has selected Lumidigm’s Mercury and Venus fingerprint readers as its preferred biometric platforms for SmartProfile deployments in a wide range of environments, including hospitals, emergency response vehicles and retail stores.
Foglia will focus on developing key vertical markets with an emphasis on customers with a national or global footprint.
In general, retail is the fastest-paced, most frenetic business environment around. Retailers have to deal with constantly moving customers, large numbers of employees and extended business hours. On top of that, they have a great deal of merchandise moving from distribution centers to stores, onto the store floor and ultimately out the door with the customer. Keeping track of all of these moving parts isn’t easy.
- By Lee Pernice
- Feb 01, 2011
Securing doors and valuables in retail locations without hindering operational efficiency can be a challenge. And that’s just from the customers’ perspective. Adding to the difficulty of securing these dynamic environments, retail stores must manage large, flexible workforces, typically with high turnover. Traditional locks and keys, even smart cards or key fobs, provide only a thin layer of security because they can be lost, stolen or borrowed. There also are the costs associated with lock changes and card inventory management.
- By Jason Dugger
- Feb 01, 2011
TAG Company, which provides Electronic Article Surveillance solutions to the UK retail market, has appointed Draht+Schutz as its exclusive distributor of EASiCap for the German, Austrian and Swiss retail markets.
While many retailers use audits effectively, a great number are prone to common pitfalls that lead them to be ineffective.
- By Eric White
- Jan 28, 2011
Axis Communications recently announced the results of the “Surveillance Survey Report” conducted by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) and sponsored by Axis, which states that 87 percent of retail companies who currently use analog technology for surveillance are now considering migration strategies toward network video.
Various Next Level Security Systems' solutions will be on display at the New York-based convention.
Retailers increasingly turn to real-time intelligence to control inventory.
Industry experts say organized retail crimes like cost the U.S. about $30 billion a year.
Management team members of the United Supermarkets chain in north and west Texas are big believers in the value of video surveillance, as evidenced by their investment in the latest technologies such as megapixel cameras and video delivered to smart phones. The investment is providing big benefits for the chain, and not just for loss prevention.
- By Del V. Salvi
- Dec 01, 2010
Children climb through series of display windows at Neiman Marcus in Dallas via a tube structure monitored by Vector Video System.
Enhanced Performance Clear label protects small cosmetics, other high value items from theft without covering packaging.