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Asset Protection: Spelling out some key terms for all employees

As a loss prevention leader, you’re certainly familiar with all the main terms surrounding inventory security. And if there are other employees working in your store’s loss prevention division, they probably know these terms as well. But members of the LP team aren’t the only team members who need to be up on their inventory

Caught red handed: How tags with exploding ink are the ultimate theft deterrent

For all the benefits of the summer months, there is one big drawback for retailers: As the temperatures increase, so do shoplifting incidents. As loss prevention professionals know, crime tends to surge in the summer, and shoplifting is no exception to this trend. Kids are on summer break, people are out of their homes and merchandise is displayed at storefronts everywhere. These factors add up to a ripe season for shoplifting.

How to safeguard merchandise stored outside

For retailers, summer is great for business, but it can also make for risky business. That's because with the rise in temperatures, many enterprises will display merchandise outside the storefront to entice foot traffic. By showing what you've got on the outside, you drive people inside. But this setup is also lucrative for thieves.

3 common weaknesses that thieves take advantage of

You know all of those movies about pulling off the perfect heist? In them, thieves identify a high-value target — say, a bank or a vault with jewelry — and then painstakingly detail a plan of attack. The film shows how hard the thieves work to strategize, with one guy mapping out a grid of their intended target and another looking into every conceivable way they could be captured.