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.
K&G Fashion Superstore, a subsidiary of The Men’s Wearhouse Inc. in the United States and an affiliate of Moore’s Clothing for Men in Canada, has selected ADT Security Services to provide loss prevention and security solutions for all of its 107 stores across the nation.
3VR Security Inc. recently announced that Redner’s Markets Inc. has selected and deployed 3VR’s SmartRecorder searchable surveillance solution to enhance security at their grocery and convenience stores. The deployment of 3VR technology has in turn helped Redner’s reduce losses, improve crime investigation efficiency and cut down theft of all kinds.
A new study shows the down economy may be changing the face of retail crime. The report, sponsored in part by ADT and its Sensormatic Retail Solutions group, suggests that employees are stealing less merchandise while shoplifting or theft by consumers and gangs is on the rise.
IndigoVision’s complete IP video system has been deployed at the new arc Shopping Center in Bury St Edmonds in the United Kingdom. The integrated surveillance solution interfaces 24 CCTV cameras with door entry intercoms and plant equipment, allowing the center’s security team to respond quickly to incidents and problems.
As retailers brace for an increase in shoplifting this holiday season, combined with reduced staffing levels and the growing issue of organized retail crime, many are turning to new anti-shoplifting tools and technologies to help stop retail criminals and limit losses.
Like all retailers, Sainsbury's Supermarkets has realized the need for heightened in-store security to combat shrink. This popular chain's brand is built upon a rich 140-year history of providing customers with healthy, safe, fresh and tasty food, as well as clothing, general merchandise and pharmacy items. Quality and fair prices go hand-in-hand with a responsible approach to business.
- By Paul Cataldo
- Dec 01, 2009
The level of global retail theft reached $114.8 billion in 2009, representing a significant increase of 5.9 percent over last year’s total of $104.5 billion, according to the third annual edition of the Global Retail Theft Barometer.
Nine out of 10 shop owners have experienced fewer thefts and robberies, and increased security for staff since installing video surveillance. This is shown in a survey by the Swedish Retail Institute that has been conducted on behalf of the Swedish Trade Federation in cooperation with Axis Communications.
Move over Cary Grant -- Visonic is now the modern day star of “To Catch a Thief.” Visonic’s PowerMax+ system, coupled with its MCT211 pendant, saved a life recently in Florida.
For years, retail has been the largest vertical market for video surveillance. In fact, a regional fuel service and convenience store chain with more than 1,200 locations will spend $1 million in the fi rst year of a three-year project. A pharmacy chain’s initial order for 80 locations was 1,300 cameras, more than 16 cameras per location. And a major international retailer will spend $15 million for its two-year asset protection and safety program contract extension. There are many reasons why retailers employ video surveillance. Theft is, of course, a prime motivation. American retailers lose billions of dollars per year due to theft from shoppers and employees.
- By Mike Capulli
- Nov 02, 2009
Matas has 2,000 employees and 27 million transactions for revenues of more than 3 billion Danish crowns per year. Thefts and errors or misunderstandings at checkout can lead to uncomfortable situations for this retail chain’s personnel and customers -- not to mention meaningful losses for Matas.
Shoplifters and dishonest employees stole more than $6.0 billion in 2008 from just 22 major retailers, according to the 21st Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, the leading loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm.
ADT is helping retailers in these tough economic times improve sales conversion rates with the latest technology that can help them analyze customer shopping patterns.
DigitalPersona Inc., provider of fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, recently announced that the largest Wendy's restaurant franchisee, Tar Heel Capital, has chosen DigitalPersona U.are.U Fingerprint Readers to combat theft.