Retail Surveillance and Security

Retail surveillance using network video solutions such as IP cameras helps protect a retail business from theft and inventory shrinkage. It can deter crime, reducing losses and creates a safer environment for staff and customers. This versatile technology can make numerous other positive contributions to the store’s operations besides loss prevention. For example, it can help store owners manage queues, count people and monitor flow control. It can provide information to support the development of better store layouts - via heat mapping and dwell time applications. Outside the store itself, network video can be connected to access control systems, or used for general surveillance of the building’s exterior and parking lot.

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Crime & complacency

Crime & complacency

A recession is no time to cut risk management budgets, yet retailers are so busy chasing new business, they risk being distracted from whats creeping out the back door, says Richard Paterson, Business Development Manager at Hicom.

Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses

Checkpoint protects House of Fraser against shrink.

Pets at Home chooses IDM Software to protect margins

Pets at Home chooses IDM Software to protect margins

The UKs leading specialist retailer of pet foods and pet products, has chosen LossManager, from IDM Software to help improve their loss prevention efficiency and protect their margins.

Imperva says UK firms need to tighten up on Web app security

News that more than a quarter of all Web applications have a high risk of security vulnerabilities comes as no surprise says Imperva.

One in Eight Brits Falling Victim to Online ID Fraud

One in Eight Brits Falling Victim to Online ID Fraud

VeriSign Fraud Index reveals online criminals in the UK stole 2.61* billion in the last year

Is Higher Shrink Inevitable In a Global Recession?

Is Higher Shrink Inevitable In a Global Recession?

Research has consistently shown that theft rises in tough economies. But not every retailer experiences higher shrink in down times. Here are some reasons why, and what retailers can do to fortify their operations.

Alpha helps Makro reduce shrinkage by 40%

Alpha helps Makro reduce shrinkage by 40%

Alpha High Theft Solutions has announced it has helped leading cash and carry wholesaler Makro cut shrinkage of its high-risk merchandise by 40 per cent by implementing an innovative three-tier anti-theft protection programme.

Money down the drain: Washing away internal theft

Money down the drain: Washing away internal theft

Theft is crippling many retailers, with shrinkage currently representing almost 1.5% of retail turnover and half of this being attributable to human error or the dishonest activities of employees. With this in mind, what steps can retailers take to help to ensure profits are not drained away by the actions of disloyal employees?

Britney Spears hack highlights reputational risk of weak Web 2.0-based service passwords

The apparent hacking of Britney Spears' Twitter picture service account - with consequent false reports of her death - is a reflection of the increasingly mischievous nature of a small, young and probably immature - section of the Web user base.

Survey reveals 20% of IT Cheat on Audits to get them passed

Survey reveals 20% of IT Cheat on Audits to get them passed

Plus Recession sees more companies buying equipment from online auction sites.

Retail businesses need Retail Security to have their premises, stock, employees and customers protected in a safe and secure environment. Retail loss prevention is used by all types of retailers who are looking to reduce theft of goods and guard against loss of profit. Loss prevention can be through more traditional methods such as visible security measures in conjunction with technology such as CCTV and electronic sensor barriers.

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