Tuesday, February 28, 2006

March is Security Tag history month...

Security tag history month is a time to reflect. Pioneers like Knogo ushered in an era of shoplifting prevention that old timers could only dream off. Imagine what the future of loss prevention will be like.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

If you have not read this please do...

If you would like to know the definitions of Retail Security; Loss Prevention; Electronic Article Surveillance, please read this information packed Loss Prevention article at ezines. How can you work with something that you don't understand? That's where retail security and loss prevention superheroes come in to play. We inform so shoplifters are thwarted.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Get ready for some knowledge...

The much awaited new plasma article from Vick has hit the cyber shelves. Enyoy. If that is not enough HDTV information for you check out the Pr news network for added reading pleasure.

Remember security tags are a retailers best friend.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Lost is lost...

The reruns are ridiculous. I could have had a sweet Duros sisters ep on my TiVo but instead I get high definition reruns from last season. At least I think it was from last season. TV shows just don't seem to have it anymore.

Shoplifting is a crime. There's no HDTV when you're doin' time.
Retail Security Superheroes ride again.

Monday, February 20, 2006

These pretzels are making me thirsty...

When Mr. Smith went to washington he had no idea what he was in for. Did that undo Mr. Smith? Heck no. When George was made thirsty by his pretzels did that stop him? Heck no. When you watch a shoplifter steal a baseball mit on your flat panel plasma tv, did you stop him? Heck no. When your Sensormatic security tag alarm goes off as a shoplifter leaves your store, and your employee stops the person, did that save you money? Heck yes. I said Heck yes. That's right a Sensormatic system can do what the US Senate could not do to Mr. Smith, what the pretzels could not do to George, and what CCTV on a plasma tv could not even do. The Sensormatic system changed the facts on the ground.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Loss Prevention>Retail Security>Electronic Article Surveillance>

Loss Prevention>Retail Security>Electronic Article Surveillance>

Individual definitions:

Loss prevntion

loss (lôs, lŏs)
1. The act or an instance of losing: nine losses during the football season.
a. One that is lost: wrote their flooded house off as a loss.
b. The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone: mourning their loss.
c. The amount of something lost: selling at a 50 percent loss.
3. The harm or suffering caused by losing or being lost.
4. losses People lost in wartime; casualties.
5. Destruction: The war caused incalculable loss.
6. Electricity. The power decrease caused by resistance in a circuit, circuit element, or device.
7. The amount of a claim on an insurer by an insured.

pre•ven•tion (prĭ-vĕn'shən)
1. The act of preventing or impeding.
2. A hindrance; an obstacle.

Retail Security

re•tail (rē'tāl')
The sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to consumers.
Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities at retail.
1. In retail quantities.
2. At a retail price.

se•cu•ri•ty (sĭ-kyʊr'ĭ-tē)
n., pl. -ties.
1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
3. Something that gives or assures safety, as:
a. A group or department of private guards: Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious.
b. Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack.
c. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault: Security was lax at the firm's smaller plant.
d. Measures adopted to prevent escape: Security in the prison is very tight.
4. Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; a pledge.
5. One who undertakes to fulfill the obligation of another; a surety.
6. A document indicating ownership or creditorship; a stock certificate or bond.

Electronic Article Surveillance
e•lec•tron•ic (ĭ-lĕk-trŏn'ĭk, ē'lĕk-)
1. Of or relating to electrons.
2. Of, based on, operated by, or otherwise involving the controlled conduction of electrons or other charge carriers, especially in a vacuum, gas, or semiconducting material.
3. Of, relating to, or produced by means of electronics: electronic navigation; electronic books.
4. Of or relating to music produced or altered by electronic means, as by a tape recorder or synthesizer.
5. Of, implemented on, or controlled by a computer or computer network.

ar•ti•cle (är'tĭ-kəl)
1. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item: an article of clothing; articles of food.
2. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
3. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
4. Grammar.
a. The part of speech used to indicate nouns and to specify their application.
b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech. In English, the indefinite articles are a and an and the definite article is the.
5. A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.

sur•veil•lance (sər-vā'ləns)
1. Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.
2. The act of observing or the condition of being observed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

You wanna talk Security Superhero...

It's all about Bauer baby. Jack Bauer.

Jack Bauer for those who do not know, is the superhero featured in the fox networks' 24. Jack does not take any crap. Jack does not care about the rules. Jack cares about results. If Jack Bauer was running security in your retail store shoplifting would not be an issue. Jack Bauer would likely torture a shoplifter with in an inch of his or her life in an attempt to determine the full scope of the shoplifting plot. Jack Bauer however is not available for security detail in every store in America. Used sensormatic systems and used checkpoint systems are available in every store. We do not recommend torture but a strong EAS system is advisable. Detection systems, security tags, detachers and deactivators can not do the job of 1 Jack Bauer, but they can do the job of 2 regular security guards. Sensormatic antennas never ask for a pay raise or health insurance, which is also nice. If you can't get Jack, get the next best thing (no not Chloe) used Sensormatic EAS equipment.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Milla Jovovich plays an anti shoplifting superhero...

It's not the updated millennium 5th Element, but it is a movie that wrestles with good and evil. Maybe I am just projecting EAS equipment into this flick. I saw a commercial and I thought shoplifter. What can I say, my knowledge of the underworld gained through years of retail security battles have lead me to see crime everywhere. If you want to get some good detacher info check out the Loxley blogs. The prince of shoplifters is loaded with retail security tag tips and he knows a little about HDTV to..

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Are you the new one?

Now that's a good retail security song. A lot of people are launching security websites these days. Some talk about loss prevention others about electronic article surveillance. Guess what people, if you are not going to say something new about security tags nobody cares. Blah blah sensormatic, Blah blah checkpoint systems, is just not going to cut it. Tell us something we don't know. A classic shoplifting story is always appreciated. Act like you care people. Running off at the mouth with the same old B.S. is so 90's. Here's the deal - If you are in the EAS industry and are making a website include something about these topics and you wont fall into the trap of repetitive garbage.

1. What happens to shoplifters after arrest?
2. How do you catch shoplifters with detachers?
3. Why is one tag really better than the other? No sales pitches, just facts.
4. How long do different hard tags last for?
5. What is the EAS system of the future?

Someone impress me, please.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Three good groups...

If you like off beat information about HDTV, socks, security tags, window air conditioners, and plasma televisions, you might like these groups.

*Retail Security group on yahoo groups
*Security Tags group on google groups
*Used Sensormatic on google groups

comments are welcome.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Be wary of Romulans bearing gifts...

I was recently offered a free HD Plasma television by a Romulan I met on the street. My interest was not peeked until the alien offered to throw in a free Sensormatic Supertag hand detacher, with the obvious implication being that I was to employ this device in a shoplifting scheme. The morale depravity that exists out there is shocking. Criminals run free, shoplifting their way through life. It's a reality and we need to deal with it. If you have assets protect them because stealing is the occupation of far too many these days.