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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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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
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
Daniel Hardy
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Taking Back The Power

Cuts to police funding, misinterpreted legislation and social issues that are creating a rise in certain types of offending have led to a lack of control when it comes to dealing with criminals. Here, Daniel Hardy examines the factors that have created the current situation and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Simon Chapman
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Staff Crime and Combating ‘The Insider Threat’

‘The Insider Threat’ is a hot topic of concern both for the Security Services and for security and risk professionals working within major public and private sector organisations. Setting up effective counter-measures for staff crime – whether the motivation for such...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016