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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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Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas identified by LodgIC Intelligence Centre

This Christmas, the risk posed to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before. According to the LodgIC Intelligence Centre, the escalated threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs, reduced security staffing resulting from the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Retail sector organisations gear up for increase in shoplifting episodes over festive period

Research sponsored by Checkpoint Systems – the provider of merchandise availability solutions to the global retail sector – reveals that retailers will see shoplifting erode their profits over the coming months as they begin to gear up for a bumper Christmas period. Designer...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Russell Holland
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Adding more black to the bottom line on Black Friday

Black Friday has become a key date for shoppers across the country. Spawned in the US to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving, UK retailers have jumped on the opportunity to increase sales ahead of the...
Posted On 14 Oct 2015
Peter Webster
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Have we reached the end of ‘The Thin Blue Line’?

Much has been made in the national media about the former Coalition Government’s austerity cuts to public services and, in terms of the security space, the Police Federation of England and Wales continues to be vocal in its opposition to the proposed reduction of police officer...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Mitie has forged an online crime reporting partnership with Facewatch
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Mitie unveils online crime reporting partnership with Facewatch

FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company Mitie has announced a strategic partnership with Facewatch, the online crime reporting and networking service. Facewatch is a secure, cloud-based platform that enables business users, the public and the police to report low-level crime with...
Posted On 22 Dec 2014