Retail loss prevention faces numerous challenges in a changing and dynamic retail environment.
September 1, 2016
Several years ago, an organized shoplifting ring near Buffalo, New York, stole millions of dollars in merchandise from big box stores such as Walmart, Sears, Home Depot, JoAnn Fabrics, Tops and Wegmans.
This series of network video recorders (NVRs) come with either 4- or 8-port embedded Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches, and they are pre-configured with video management software and have 2TB and 4TB of storage, respectively.
This post-installation video analytics tool enables enterprise security leaders to perform quick and precise analytics on recorded video from security video DVRs, NVRs, IP cameras, NAS devices and more.
Though biometric analytics have been around for a few years now, Apple and Samsung’s recent introduction of fingerprint readers to their newest mobile devices prove that biometric security systems are going to be more and more commonplace in the public sector. The research organization Goode Intelligence estimates that biometric authentication will be on most mobile devices by the end of 2015 and that by 2019, it will be used by 5.5 billion people worldwide. Familiarity with biometric analytics means ease of use for employees and consumers alike.
What makes video intelligent? For MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid transit authority, it’s having an intelligence-based analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, continues its rapid growth in the mass transit industry as more agencies choose to implement the award-winning behavioral recognition software as part of their public safety initiatives.
According to Royce Jeffries, the VP of Security Risk Management for Cornhusker Bank, the area had been affected by “lane gang crimes” – thieves break into vehicles or homes to take wallets and checkbooks. Then they drive to the bank with a check and the account holder’s ID, go to the furthest drive-through lane, often in disguise, and try to cash checks.
According to Greg DeCanio, the Chief of Law Enforcement at LIMA, the new video management system provides airport security personnel with “the ability to access video at our computers, making us more efficient and letting us monitor activity for security and law enforcement purposes at the touch of a button.”
Using cameras can provide a viable alternative, when combined with analytics, to bypass other infrastructure-heavy tools, such as adding fiberoptic cable to perimeter fencing to detect intruders or trenching for driveway sensors or barricades, giving Taminco and the security system an overall smaller footprint.
Consolidation and technological advances are changing the face of the guarding industry. How will this affect enterprise security leaders? Learn more about changes to the security officer services industry as well as the Top Guarding Firms Listing in the December 2016 edition. Also in this issue: a new financial focus on cybersecurity, what to do in your first three months as a new CSO, the ostrich style of security management, and more.