Newsletter | August 16, 2012

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From The Editor's Desk

You Can't Beat ORC Without The Cops
By Matt Pillar, chief editor
As long as flea markets, pawnshops, and auction sites are at the nucleus of ORC investigative efforts, advanced collaboration between retailers and law enforcement is the only way to combat the problem. The onus is on the retailer to build that collaboration.

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Training Bridges The LP/Operations Divide
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
One loss prevention training authority says that as long as LP starts with the associate, training will be necessary to create a cohesive LP/operations unit.

Training Bridges The LP/Operations Divide

Guest Expert Series

What To Consider When Implementing Your Video Surveillance Solution, Guest Series Part 3
By Andrew Wren, chief executive officer, Wren Solutions
Organized retail crime (ORC) is on the rise. Shoplifting and employee theft remain constant threats to profitability, and customer service, safety, and security continue to impact the bottom line. Loss prevention teams cannot be everywhere to observe processes and support employees; however, with closed-circuit television (CCTV) and today’s advanced IP or analog video surveillance solutions, retailers can keep an eye on out-of-the-way areas, monitor known or suspected sources of loss, and secure vulnerable items. You can still catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.

Featured LP Articles

Technology Changes The Face Of Retail Security
Submitted by Vector Security
Today’s technological advancements and availability are impacting businesses across all industries like never before. The retail sector is no exception. Now more than ever, retailers are integrating technology into their loss prevention solutions. Our Vector Security experts have identified several technology-based trends that are becoming popular among retailers in their ongoing effort to reduce shrink and prevent loss.

Technology Changes The Face Of Retail Security

Don't Simply Prevent Loss, Change Your Business
By Rich Mellott, president, DIGIOP
Loss prevention professionals play a vital role in the profitability and success of their retail organizations. They perform the traditional role of protecting company assets, improving shrink prevention, reducing fraud, preventing theft, and improving safety; yet, they have the opportunity to do more.

Don't Simply Prevent Loss, Change Your Business

The Retail LP Playbook
In this presentation Envysion introduces us to their loss prevention playbook. This presentation is targeted towards those who are new to Loss Prevention (LP), new to using video for LP, or just looking for some new ideas.

The Retail LP Playbook

How to Avoid Losing Profits From Counterfeit Bills
By Dr. Tomasz Jagielinski, Cummins Allison San Diego Research Group
Counterfeiting of legal currency has been a challenge ever since money has been used in exchange for goods and services. Counterfeit currency poses a threat not only to banks, but also to retail stores, restaurants, and other cashhandling businesses.

How to Avoid Losing Profits From Counterfeit Bills

IP Surveillance and VoIP: Is History Repeating Itself?
By David Wedel
As IP-based surveillance systems continue to gain ground, we can’t help but be reminded of the challenges IP telephony — or VoIP — faced 10 years ago.

IP Surveillance and VoIP: Is History Repeating Itself?

LP In The News

Wren Solutions Delivers Retail Intelligence With Updated Version Of Encapsulon Assessment
Next Level Security Systems Releases Enterprise-Class Security Management Platform
Here To Stay: Checks Remain An Important Method Of Payment For U.S. Consumers And Businesses
DVTEL Honored With Security 2012 Exhibition New Product Of The Year Award
Ten Leading Retailers Join VideoMining's C-Store Panel
Tyco Retail Solutions Achieves ISO Certification For Global Center Of Excellence
Matas Retail Chain Discovers The Beauty Of Integrated Video
MicroPower Technologies Joins Sprint M2M Partner Network
LG Electronics Launches Security Products Business In United States
Transaction Wireless Awarded Third Patent For Latest Digital Gift Card Innovation
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Featured LP Content

Macaroni Grill Chooses Aerohive For PCI Compliance and Wi-Fi Management
Boosting productivity for highly mobile area directors was a priority for Macaroni Grill when it set out to deploy Wi-Fi across its restaurants. But because credit cards are how people typically pay for a restaurant meal, Wi-Fi security was equally important to the nationwide restaurant chain.

Raley's Reduces Shrink By $18 Million
Raley’s, a 134-store grocery chain located throughout California and Nevada, recently initiated a companywide effort to establish a comprehensive asset protection program that focuses on centralized and objective auditing as well as operational improvements.

Eliminate Employee Theft
There are several steps a retailer can take to curb cash losses. Understanding why employees steal is an important part of removing their opportunity to do so, and their reasons are many.
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Where Are You Spending Your IT Budget?
Retail technology budgets change due to any number of reasons — from the health of the economy to changes in technology. As a retailer, how are you spending your IT budget right now, and how do you see it changing going into next year?

Each year, Integrated Solutions For Retailers conducts a survey of retailers to determine where they are concentrating their IT budgets presently, and into the near future. This data, combined with expert opinion and analysis, is presented in our annual December Retail Spending issue. We need your help to make the survey a success. If you are a retailer, you are eligible to participate in this 10-minute survey and have a shot to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards that will be drawn once the survey results are tallied. Your answers will be held in complete confidentiality, and no individuals, retailers, or retail brands will be specified in the report. Only cumulative survey results and anonymous anecdotes will be published.

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MRC Semi-Annual Platinum Meeting — Seattle
MRC Semi-Annual Platinum Meeting — Seattle
Our "Merchant-led" Seattle Platinum Meeting, October 1 to 3, will focus on in-depth group discussions and expert opinion sharing concerning future trends in the electronic payments and fraud sector. This unique panelist format will be highly interactive and engage merchant members on issues most vital to our industry. Keynote speakers include Avivah Litan, vice president and distinguished analyst from Gartner! Click on the banner to register and to see the latest agenda.

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