CFI Benefits Beyond the Title

By Stefanie Hoover, CFI Have you seen those holiday car commercials featuring people giving themselves the gift of a car? They are constantly on TV and in my opinion, they seem a little creepy. I get what they are trying to do: it’s mildly amusing, and sometimes it does feel nice to give yourself a […]

How Do EAS Labels Work?

Electronic article surveillance, or EAS, is a type of technology that prevents shoplifting. EAS is most often used in anti-theft systems in retail stores but can also be found in libraries and office buildings. EAS usually involves three components: At least one electronic antenna A deactivator or detacher An electronic tag The antenna is typically found […]

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Electronic article surveillance, or EAS, is a type of technology that prevents shoplifting. EAS is most often used in anti-theft systems in retail stores but can also be found in libraries and office buildings. EAS usually involves three components: At least one electronic antenna A deactivator or detacher An electronic tag The antenna is typically […]

Holiday tips for LP professionals.

Holiday Tips for LP Pros

By Stefanie Hoover, CFI The holidays can be stressful in retail, to state the obvious. With crowded stores, frazzled employees, and grouchy customers, there may be days when you want to go hide. They can also be a lot of fun as we try to close out our year with great results, using our groups’ […]

Detect cash bag tampering with CONTROLTEK TripLOK bags.

What Types of Tampering Cash Bags Detect & How Tampering is Detected

Tamper-evident cash bags are specifically designed to protect the integrity of the bag’s contents and alert you if someone has attempted to take anything from the bag. Unlike traditional zipper money bags, locking security bags or canvas bank bags, today’s tamper-evident bags have many security features to indicate if a bag has been opened or […]

Security camera operating with crowded people in background

Your #1 Tool for Deterring Thieves: Why Physical Security Hygiene Matters

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. In trying to deter thieves, it helps to put yourself in their shoes and see the store environment as they do. Are burned-out lights in the parking lot? Are the cameras hanging by a wire or facing the ground? If so, it’s like hanging up a welcome […]

Is Your Retail Store Security Up to Date?

Preventing shoplifting is one of the most straightforward ways retailers can reduce shrink in their inventory. Sending a strong message of deterrence to thieves relies on having reliable retail store security to show that you are taking loss prevention seriously. These retail security measures can vary from tried-and-true physical security techniques to implementing cybersecurity protection […]