Retail Security


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.

Franco

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.



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.

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.

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.

NLSS Teams with Axis at NRF's Big Show 2011

Various Next Level Security Systems' solutions will be on display at the New York-based convention.

Tyco Showcases Inventory Intelligence Solutions

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

FBI: Organized Retail Theft Costs $30 Billion Per Year

Industry experts say organized retail crimes like cost the U.S. about $30 billion a year.

Lone Star Video

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.

Neiman Marcus display

Holiday Window Display Supports 28 Video Cameras

Children climb through series of display windows at Neiman Marcus in Dallas via a tube structure monitored by Vector Video System.

Checkpoint Systems Introduces Barcode Scanning through Label

Enhanced Performance Clear label protects small cosmetics, other high value items from theft without covering packaging.

White Named Chair of ABCHS, Delivers Retail Advisory on LP Professionals' Role

The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security is committed to providing the highest quality certification, training and continuing education in homeland security.

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