Virtual reality is one of the fastest-growing phenomenons: in 2018 alone it reached $4.8 billion dollars in revenue from both software and hardware. Although traditionally an entertainment technology for use in cinema and video gaming, applications of virtual reality are reaching further than ever before. VR has been used in the medical field to demonstrate […]
We would like to highlight some of our employee’s favorite attractions to see while in Gainesville. This week, we are featuring some fantastic museums. The Florida Museum of Natural History Conveniently located on UF Campus, the Florida Museum of Natural History has a variety of exhibits, from crocs and gorillas to the rich history […]
Vox recently interviewed LPRC Director Dr. Read Hayes about the impact of Amazon’s purchase of Ring surveillance cameras. Using the cameras in conjunction with its social app Neighbors, and police cooperation has the potential to help deter the theft of delivered packages from residencies, as well as saving Amazon money from having to resend merchandise. […]
In this episode, special guest King Rogers (Master Technology Group) discusses the history of the LPRC, his experience in building AP/LP programs, his future in the industry, and much more, with co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK).
Retailers are often at the crossroads of staying on top of technology advancements for customer convenience and keeping inventory shrinkage to a minimum. Currently, many retailers are adopting self-checkout kiosks as they are well-liked by customers. However, thieves also prefer these kiosks. The LPRC conducted an interview study of offenders (the process of which […]
We welcome Sgt. Renee Mitchell, Ph.D. (ASEBP) to talk Evidence-Based Policing, including key steps in the process, how its currently being used, the future goals of the ASEBP, and more with co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK).
At IMPACT 2018, Abe Gonzalez from Bloomingdale’s presented a Learning Lab on “Buy Online Pick up in Store” (BOPIS) and Merchandise Credit retail fraud. BOPIS is a relatively new function that has grown in popularity over recent years, and while there are many benefits, criminals have already found ways to exploit it. Merchandise credit […]
Return fraud is a rampant issue for both consumers and retailers. WSB-TV interviewed LPRC Director Dr. Read Hayes to hear his take on a recent occurrence that left a shopper empty-handed. Read the article from WSB-TV here.
Organized cargo theft incidents can occur at any point along the supply chain, whether at the point of manufacture, on loading docks, rail stations, distribution centers, or anywhere else merchandise is transported. Looking at the methods by which cargo theft incidents can occur, the direct theft of goods accounts for the overwhelming majority of incidents […]
Though UV counterfeit detection lamps and counterfeit money pens are helpful tools, there are many other ways to tell if a bill is authentic or counterfeit. Physical characteristics of the banknote, such as ink, watermarks, and text, are intentional security measures to help people recognize authentic money. When retail associates learn how to spot a […]
The goal of the LPM 2019 survey is to provide an objective window into the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of loss prevention professionals at all levels of leadership regarding key issues that effect the safety and shrink performance in retail operations. The results will help see where field and corporate viewpoints agree and, more importantly, […]
What is the significance of IMPACT to Hedgie and his team? Find out in our latest video! Everyone experiences IMPACT differently: each attendee carries their own unique goals and objectives to our two-day event. But the unifying factor of collaboration ties our research & results community together each year. Register for IMPACT 2019.
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) will hold its final 2019 Learning Day event at the University of Florida on Monday, September 30, the day before the LPRC Impact conference. The event is intended for anyone interested in a career in public safety, business, or related fields as well as current LP professionals looking to take […]
Please join us in welcoming Jenn Jarrett to the LPRC Team! As our newest research scientist, Jenn will be designing, conducting, analyzing and reporting many of the projects on the LPRC’s research agenda. Her added skill set to the team will aid our capabilities in combating theft, fraud, and violence through evidence-based practice. Jenn was […]
Based on their very nature, flash mob robberies are hard to prevent. But it’s critical that all retailers train their employees to be aware and alert to the possibility, to not engage the mob in any way, to concentrate on remembering descriptions of perpetrators and vehicles, and to call the police as soon as it’s […]
Because unconscious bias is present in society, investigators must observe the importance of their word choices as a critical factor in the establishment of their objectivity in criminal investigations. Mike Bowers, CFI examines the potential impact of two sets of keywords as perceived by a jury.
As retailers expand into customer experience retailing, loss prevention and risk management professionals are facing new challenges. Children’s play areas, curb-side pickup, and special in-store events each have unique security issues. Are you prepared?
The Loss Prevention Retail Council recently launched it’s latest initiate called LPRC Innovate. LPM contributor Tony D’Onofrio was there and provides details on his latest blog post. He also summaries two LPRC research surveys. One on self-checkout theft and a second on theft by opioid-abuse offenders.
Join us at IMPACT’s 6th Annual Golf Outing this fall! When: September 30, 8:00 am Where: Ironwood Golf Course Address: 2100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609 Proceeds to Benefit: BOLD “Brave Overt Leaders of Distinction” The Brave Overt Leaders of Distinction (B.O.L.D) Program was started in 2010 to provide assistance to young men between […]