Retail Security


Lexus Retailer Gets Into Fire

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.

Report: 25 Percent Of Targeted Computer Attacks In October Destined For Retail Sector

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 Barometer Study Finds Shrink Down 5.6 Percent

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.

Study: Information Theft At Global Companies Surpasses All Other Forms Of Fraud For First Time

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.

New Product Of The Year Award Winners Announced

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.

Pictured from left are Ken King, President of ‘The Strategy King’; Dr. Greg Winter, CVTC Superintendent; Haley Pitre, Executive Assistant, HSI Sensing; Ryan Posey, VP Operations, HSI Sensing; Angela Lewis, CVTC BIS Director; George Tiner, CVTC Assistant Superintendent; and Dick Lowe, CVTC Industrial Coordinator.

HSI Sensing Recognized with Partners for Progress Award

“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.

Just for the Record

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.



Surveillance System At Texas Supermarket Chain Combines IP Technology, Mobile Video Access

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 In 2009, According To Survey

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.

Illinois Goodwill Stores Manage Loss Prevention, Safety With IP Video System

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.

Survey: Retailers Making A Dent In Organized Retail Crime

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.

IP Video System Helps Manage Retail Operations At Ireland Shopping Center

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.

IP Video Improves Security For Supermarket Chain In Sweden

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.

ADT Security Services To Provide Loss Prevention For K&G Fashion Superstores

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.

Retail Chain Uses 3VR Surveillance Solution To Improve Security

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.

Report: Economic Downturn May Be Changing Face Of Retail Crime

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.

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UK Shopping Center Benefits From IP Surveillance System

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.

Increase In Shoplifting Has Retailers Turning To Technology

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.

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At the Checkout

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.

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    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

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  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3