Retailers may be the biggest target for theft, but that doesn't mean that other businesses can rest easy or think that they won't be affected. Restaurants in particular are similar to retail stores in the fact that they take on a lot of temporary personnel, have high turnover rates and even have valuable items that are worth taking. It's up to food sector leaders to ensure that their security measures are capable of preventing theft and establishing accountability among the...read more
The holiday season marks the biggest retail sales dates of the year due to people buying gifts as well as returning items for something else. However, this busy time also provides a breeding ground for thefts, both from employees as well as shoppers. Just because the holidays have wrapped up for 2016, that doesn't mean that retailers can become complacent in their security and loss prevention initiatives. Retail theft is a year-round concern, and organizations must ensure that their protections are...read more
Military facilities have the necessary role of housing and securing personnel as well as vital equipment. The weapons and tools used by military forces can be very valuable and costly, making it a tempting target for thieves. While bases and other buildings may have ample protections against external accessibility, internal actors still pose a threat due to their knowledge of how to subvert security measures and what equipment will net the biggest payday. Military leaders and overseers must ensure that...read more
Schools across the country are integrating technology like iPads and laptops into daily curriculum for students to expand their horizons and participate in interactive lessons. While this can certainly be a good thing for overall education, it also has risk involved. This technology can often be fairly pricey, and its value makes it a perfect target for thieves. Administrators must ensure that the proper procedures are being taken to secure these assets and protect them from being stolen.
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Shoplifting prevention is a main priority across retail businesses, but many organizations are still plagued by shoplifting on a daily basis. Inventory shrink can end up costing a lot per year, and it's critical to mitigate shoplifting to drive revenue. Thieves are now using more sophisticated methods to pilfer items, such as distracting store employees and obscuring products within bags or on their person. The number of repeat shoplifting offenders is on the rise, and retailers must take action to...read more
Hospitals are essential facilities for ensuring the health and wellbeing of its patients and staff, but these organizations can also be major targets for the lucrative items within. Thieves have focused on hospitals for years, highlighting the significance of having the right security measures in place to prevent stealing. Here are three of the most common forms of hospital theft that managers should look out for:
Medical equipment is often very expensive, making it an easy...read more
Black Friday has come and gone this year, but consumers are expected to continue taking advantage of holiday shopping as deals continue through Christmas. While a number of people will find that these sales are great for buying gifts, others will take the rush of customers as an opportunity to purloin items without paying for them. Retailers must take action to not only recover from the busy shopping weekend, but to also prepare their security to deter shoplifting situations as the year inches toward its...read more
Driving is a necessity for travelers and suburb towns, where amenities aren't located within a decent walking distance. People use their cars to get everywhere, including work, school and vacation destinations. The relatively low gas prices have encouraged more people to use their cars. As a result, 253 million cars and trucks were on U.S. roads in 2014, according to IHS...read more
Restaurants have a lot in common with retailers in that they provide a variety of goods and have similar staffing demand cycles. Employee theft is another characteristic they share, and it can cause significant damage to the impacted organization. Restaurant owners should understand the implications of this issue as well as how to prevent it.
No small sum
Fast food and sit-downs alike handle a lot of cash on a daily basis. Customers may pay their bill and leave a tip with physical money...read more
Retailers of all varieties have been hit by shoplifting and employee theft over the years, and grocery stores are not immune to this threat. Grocery stores often have small items that are easy to conceal and may not have the security systems capable of watching everything at once. Owners and managers must implement protection solutions to deter theft and ensure that they are able to operate effectively.
Stores improving detection
Although many stores might not be able to stop a theft or...read more