Retail Security


Gemalto and STMicroelectronics Partner to Develop Secure Solutions for NFC Applications

The partnership aims to deliver solutions that will meet the strong global demand for NFC-based services.

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. Selects Envysion as Exclusive Video Surveillance Provider

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., which operates 120 salad buffet-style restaurants under the Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes brands, will use Envysion's point-of-sale (POS) integrated video surveillance to scale the capabilities of its loss-prevention department and leverage business insights to improve operational performance.

Vector Security's 2011 LPF Scholarship Program Receives Record Number of Entries

If the adage “the third time’s the charm” is accurate as a predictor of what will come, it certainly held true when it came to the results of Vector Security’s 2011 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program.

Fast Food Operator Chooses Envysion Managed Video As A Service Technology

Envysion Inc. recently announced that OTAC Inc. has selected Envysion as its exclusive video provider and is deploying the company's Envysion Insight solution to all existing locations.

Free App Helps Online Shoppers Avoid Fake or Compromised Shopping Sites

Zscaler has released Safe Shopping, a free Firefox plugin that consumers can download to protect them from fake and compromised online stores.

Equipment Need a Lift?

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.

Pharmacies Fend Off Drug Thieves

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.

MasterCard Boosts Security in its Payment Cards

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.



Fujitsu Appoints Charles Yanak as Dir. of Product Management and Partner Development

Yanak will report directly to Christer Bergman, vice president of Fujitsu’s biometric solutions, who joined the company in December.

Checkpoint's Interactive Public View Monitor Powered by Pixim's Seawolf Chip

The IPV monitor is designed for retail loss-prevention and integrates with smart fixtures, electronic article surveillance and RFID-based solutions.

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A Conversation With Franco P.L. van Heijningen

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.

HID Appoints Jason Walden to Push RFID Growth Across Europe

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 and Verimetrics Collaborate on Biometrics-Based Single Sign-On Solutions

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.

Tony Foglia

Honeywell Promotes Tony Foglia to Director of Global Accounts

Foglia will focus on developing key vertical markets with an emphasis on customers with a national or global footprint.

Try This Frequency

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.

No Loitering Here

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.

TAG Company

TAG Company Signs Distribution Agreement for Germany

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.

How Retailers Can Improve Store Audit Effectiveness

While many retailers use audits effectively, a great number are prone to common pitfalls that lead them to be ineffective.

Survey: 87 Percent Of Retail Stores Considering Move To IP Surveillance

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.

Tyco Showcases Inventory Intelligence Solutions

Retailers increasingly turn to real-time intelligence to control inventory.

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