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
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
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.
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