Can Your Company Survive the Apocalypse?

Business Continuity Planning is a Necessity for Companies of All Sizes No, we’re not privy to top secret information being held by the government or some other authority. And as far as we know, the only “apocalypse now” is a classic 1979 movie featuring Martin Sheen. But running a business can be unpredictable. Whether it’s […]

I Checked Out LPRC IMPACT and Here’s What I Learned

The first of October was another first for me. I attended the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) IMPACT conference for the first time, in muggy but beautiful Gainesville, FL. For years, I had been hearing about the research going on at the University of Florida by Read Hayes, PhD, and his team, but I really […]

Insert ATM Card, Remove Keypad?

Wait, what?! A few days ago, an Oklahoma City police officer pulled the entire keypad off an ATM machine! No, he wasn’t trying to prove his strength, although that would have been quite impressive. The outdoor ATM at Bank of Oklahoma in Tulsa Hills was weathered, but the officer noticed the keypad seemed brand new. […]

When Hitting The Jackpot Means…
You Lose!

A New Threat to ATM Machines Has Arrived to the U.S. When we first heard about the term jackpotting, we thought “how exciting!” It felt like time to go to Vegas or somewhere else that had slot machines and card tables in order to claim our share of the big winnings. But when the term […]

Why Good Investigators Fail

Sometimes the mighty fall.  Even the most seasoned LP professional can get in a rut or make mistakes based on habit or personal attitudes.  Why?  Here are the three common reasons: Issue #1:  Lack of Ongoing Training So you’ve been working in LP for 10 plus years, you’ve been to WZ training, you’ve done a […]

How to Build a Better Interview
(Hint: It’s in the Data)

We all know the value of a solid investigation when the time comes to sit down with a subject. It can do wonders to boost your confidence level when you have thought through every possible explanation and excuse.  It’s sort of like studying for finals— sure you probably know the information, but giving yourself the […]