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.
The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security is committed to providing the highest quality certification, training and continuing education in homeland security.
Lexus of North Miami is a Florida-based, high-end auto retailer offering an assortment of elaborate amenities intended to support the lifestyle of the dealership’s patrons. Built and owned by the Craig Zinn Automotive Group of Hollywood, the five-story, 1.2-million square- foot facility has an estimated construction value of more than $70 million. To protect this massive complex, its occupants and costly inventory, Gamewell- FCI Engineered Systems distributor LifeSafety Management Inc. of Greenacres, Fla., was awarded the job of installing a fully integrated fire alarm and emergency voice/alarm communication system.
- By Beth Welch
- Nov 01, 2010
Symantec Corp. recently announced the publication of its October MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals that targeted attacks have increased significantly since they were first discovered five years ago from one to two attacks per week in 2005 to 77 attacks per day in October.
Global retail theft totaled $107.3 billion in 2010, representing a 5.6 percent decrease from the prior year (6.8 percent in the U.S.), according to the fourth annual edition of the Global Retail Theft Barometer.
Theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, according to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global Fraud Report. This year’s study shows that the amount lost by businesses to fraud rose from $1.4 million to $1.7 million per billion dollars of sales in the past 12 months – an increase of more than 20 percent.
Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the publication’s premiere Virtual Event today.
“Partnerships like this strengthen our communities and serve as the foundation for future growth and prosperity,” said CVTC’s Angie Lewis of HSI, an ISO 9001:2008-registered company that designs, develops, and makes reed switches, proximity sensors, and other sensing products.
There are a variety of solutions for recording video, including cameras and encoders with built-in storage; embedded or PC-based DVRs, NVRs and cameras; and encoders that stream direct to storage without any intervening hardware.
- By Chris Johnston
- Jul 01, 2010
A network of video cameras running NetDVMS enterprise-scale network video recorder software from OnSSI and MobileCamViewer software from mobiDEOS keeps perpetual watch at 28 grocery stores comprising the United Supermarkets chain across North and West Texas.
Retailers lost more than $33 billion to theft last year according to a recent annual survey conducted by the University of Florida with a funding grant from ADT Security Services. The National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) preliminary results show a slight decrease in the rate of theft as a percent of sales from 1.51 percent or $36.5 billion in 2008 to 1.44 percent or $33.5 billion in 2009.
At Goodwill Industries locations in Illinois, Milestone Systems XProtect open platform IP video management software is operating with mobiDEOS MobileCamViewer for mobile access to video surveillance and remote video on BlackBerries, to monitor and reduce shrinkage.
Industry partnerships, concerned law enforcement officers and resilient retailers have done their part in making a small dent in the growing problem of organized retail crime, but new research shows there’s still a lot of work to be done. According to NRF’s sixth annual ORC survey, 89.5 percent of retailers surveyed say their company has been a victim of ORC within the past 12 months, a slight decrease from last year’s 92.2 percent.
A complete renovation of the Douglas Village shopping center in Cork County, Ireland, gave Shipton Group the opportunity to lift up its retail operations to the highest levels of customer service, thanks to IP technology from Milestone Systems and Axis Communications.
The largest supermarket chain in Sweden is ensuring personnel safety with video surveillance from more than 100 IQeye megapixel cameras managed by Milestone XProtect open platform IP video management software.