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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Retail Security: Using Technology to Boost Protection and Enhance The Bottom Line

Britain’s hard-pressed High Street retailers are in a position whereby they require real and tangible assistance in order to combat rising crime-related losses. Here, Trevor Wallace argues that the solution lies in technology that simultaneously boosts bottom line returns on...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers rises by 12% in latest BRC Survey

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey has revealed the vast cost of crime to people and businesses up and down the country. The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers was £1.9 billion last year, up 12% from the previous year (£1.7...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Minister for Crime makes plans to protect shop workers from acts of violence

Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, is now examining options for providing further protections for shop workers from acts of violence and abuse. The Government’s Call for Evidence – issued by the Home Office – is intended to...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Defeating The Criminals: Best Practice in Retail Security and Loss Prevention

Second only to the products that it’s selling, arguably the most important aspect of any retailer’s business are the loss prevention measures it has in place. Without such measures, asserts Evgenia Ostrovskaya, a retailer has little to no chance of surviving – and...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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Security’s Role in Keeping High Street Shops Open for Business

Tough trading conditions in the High Street right now have been well documented but, with theft and violence also on the up, the time has surely come for a radical new approach towards security. With this firmly in mind, Daniel Hardy explains the rationale behind an exciting new...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts prompts interest in unmanned petrol stations

A recent spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts has prompted renewed interest in unmanned fuel stations. That’s according to METRO Security which provides technology that integrates CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) for both kiosk-driven a...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Britain’s ‘gig economy’ “could be key driver” for new wave of internal dishonesty in retail sector

Britain’s ‘gig economy’ could be one of the key drivers for a new wave of internal dishonesty in the retail sector as financial pressures and the perceived low risk of being caught act as tell-tale ‘trigger points’ for staff theft. That’s according to research...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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NBCS helps retailers to tackle repeat offenders courtesy of civil injunction service

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, has announced the launch of a new initiative in conjunction with Tees Law that will help...
Posted On 29 May 2018
Helen Dickinson OBE: CEO at the BRC
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BRC’s latest retail crime statistics “expose growing threat of serious violence against shop staff”

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey reveals a concerning spike in violence against shop staff causing injury, with the number of incidents happening at twice the rate of last year’s survey (which held the previous record). Overall, this year’s survey...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018