During the holiday season, retailers enjoy increases in store traffic but for loss prevention (LP) managers increases in shoppers and temporary employees make this time of year more challenging. Through this influx of business (and beyond), the LP managers must deal with losses stemming from organized retail crime (ORC), employee theft, and shoplifting. Retail supply chains and online retailer distribution centers also come under greater pressure as more goods are being handled and shipped.
Axis announces new solutions for retail, which can provide intelligence and drive revenue growth Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announced that Cognimatics’ applications have been fully integrated with Axis’ network cameras, audio, and access control products. Axis acquired Cognimatics in 2016 after a long, successful partnership.
As the physical security / video surveillance market continues to mature, you are seeing more and more attention paid to integrated solutions. Instead of solely looking at video management software (VMS), or video analytic software, or access control systems, you are now being drawn to VMS systems that work seamlessly with a wide range of additional capabilities such as video analytics, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, and access control – just to name a few. Over the years, end-users have come to understand —even expect— advanced technologies like video analytics being part-and-parcel of the provided solution set. Security.World caught up recently with Paul Eaton, President of Convergence To Pixel, to talk more about integrating other organizational systems into video surveillance VMS systems.
DTT announces a new partnership with zpizza International, a pizza-focused restaurant concept concentrated on high-quality ingredients inspired by a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in Irvine, California, zpizza currently comprises 60 total franchise locations in addition to 5 self-pour Taproom sites, operated by Corporate. zpizza and zpizza Tap-room restaurants are located throughout California and in 12 other states. DTT is now the exclusive vendor for zpizza Taproom and the only preferred vendor thus far for traditional zpizza stores. In October 2016, DTT contacted zpizza to gauge interest on implementing a new, full-service loss prevention system.
A.C. Moore opened its first arts and crafts store in 1985 in Moorestown, New Jersey, United States. Today, the national retailer sells an assortment of merchandise in over 130 locations on the Eastern coast. With over 40,000 items offered at each store at any given time, A.C. Moore prides itself on offering its customers the best product selection, value and service. As a progressive retailer, A.C. Moore is always keen on implementing processes and technologies to keep its stores up-to-date and its customers happy. So when Steve Werner, Director of Loss Prevention, was brought onboard, he went straight to work on identifying areas to improve processes and refocus resources on the customer experience. Almost immediately, the process for reviewing cashier transactions came into focus. Store managers would spend over an hour every day reviewing cash register transactions, pointing the loss prevention (LP) team to dubious behaviors or suspicious activities, if they were spotted.
DTT announced a strengthened partnership with First Cup LLC, a 60-store Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee based in Chandler, Arizona. With locations throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada, DTT provides comprehensive loss prevention and managed services for 30 First Cup stores with several installations currently pending. First Cup’s introduction to DTT took place in late 2013. The company was highly impressed with the range of DTT’s services and sophisticated technology. In March 2015, DTT was added to Dunkin’ Brands US list of vendors; First Cup contacted DTT within a week to sign 60 existing locations and all new construction stores. The rollout is still underway in order to work around First Cup remodeling and ensure a smooth transition from the previous surveillance provider.
ISCON Imaging, INC., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has unveiled its new FocusScan® handheld imager for targeted personnel scanning. FocusScan is the first-ever IR-based handheld imaging technology purpose-built for use in loss prevention, security enhancement, and asset protection.
Tyco Retail Solutions Benny Goh, Asia President, Tyco Nowadays, we operate in a global economy where businesses and consumers know no boundaries. Retailers are increasingly extending their brands beyond the web and existing stores, setting up new stores in new markets around the globe. This means it is now more critical for the Security & Loss Prevention (LP) departments of global retailers to have stricter compliance regulations and internal mandates, to deploy effective and efficient LP solutions and ensure adequate security measures to protect the safety of their global assets such as property, employees, inventory and shoppers across all locations.
Milestone Systems’ world-leading open platform IP video management technology is helping Restaurant Brands NZ to reduce theft and improve daily operations across New Zealand’s KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr, and Starbucks locations. The parent company in New Zealand for KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr and Starbucks, Restaurant Brands has installed Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS) throughout their chain of restaurants.
DTT announced a partnership with Ellenby Technologies, Inc., a diverse product development and manufacturing company specializing in electronic smart safes. As the leading provider in video surveillance and loss prevention for the hospitality and retail industries, DTT will now be able to provide them with increased security measures for cash handling.