Going Beyond the Gut: Fact-Based Research

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Imagine starting your day off receiving budget approval for new loss prevention equipment to protect your high-shrink departments in ten different stores. You are thinking of unrolling this technology to other departments based on the performance in shortage reduction, but how do you measure it? Do you […]

Bridging the Gap between Cyber Crime and ORC

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Cybercrime and organized retail crime (ORC) are words we hear on a daily basis. Let’s talk about how they’re related and how they’re different. ORC is very difficult to define because it falls under many different definitions depending on where you are reading it. For the purpose […]

LP Associates of the Future

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) Future of LP Working Group looks to the horizon for loss prevention issues that are sure to plague the industry in the near and long-term future. Collaborating with other retailers, as well as relying on the research produced by the LPRC, […]

EMV: Not the End of Fraud, But a Helpful Tool

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Fraud and cyber security have never been more on the forefront of asset protection professionals’ list of things that keep them up at night than they are today. With the introduction of the EMV chip, we were hoping to get a little bit more sleep at night. […]

What Is Big Data?

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Big data is a very large amount of complex data that can be structured, semi-structured, and unstructured. This can be a collection of traditional data sources, digital data sources from both inside and outside of your organization, social media, or public records, just to name a few. […]

On the Right Track Towards Retail Theft Prevention?

According to the 2015 Retail Theft Survey published by the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail shrink averaged 1.38% of sales, resulting in $44 billion in losses.  The increase in repeat shoplifters, employee theft, and other fraudulent activities may seem overwhelming. However, there are solutions to help retailers better manage inventory shrink.   About CONTROLTEK Since […]

EAS made EASy

No one can argue we’re in a time when technology seems to be moving faster than we can keep up with it.  That may be why EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) technology seems to be elusive and confusing when it comes to its evolution and modern capabilities. Well…it isn’t and doesn’t have to be. This article […]