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Police look at new charges for ‘swarming’ shoplifting

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Victoria Police are considering introducing a new charge to tackle the rising incidence of ‘swarming’. Usually aimed at telco retailers and electronics stores, ‘swarming’ sees a couple or numerous offenders enter a retail outlet en masse to steal valuable items like mobile phones. It often involves a level of force that sees products ripped from…

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Survey finds telco stores a prime target for theft

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Survey finds Telco stores a prime target for theft

A retail crime security survey focussed specifically on Australia and New Zealand has found customer theft accounts for over half of all lost revenue from Australian stores, with telecommunications stores suffering the highest losses per incident. The findings support recent news that telecommunications stores are regularly targeted by gangs, with thieves becoming increasingly brazen in…

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Combatting mobile phone gangs

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Combatting Mobile Phone Gangs

A recent news story on A Current Affair highlights the increasing challenges mobile phone retailers face when it comes to protecting their staff, their customers and their products in the face of targeted mobile device theft. Aired on April 15, the story showed CCTV footage from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne telco stores where gangs of…

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Security at the Point of Sale

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Securing the Point of Sale

Akin to the helm of the retail ship, the Point of Sale is one of the most important areas of any store environment. It’s the place where customer service and sales unite, the gathering point for information and, ideally the central position where sales associates can monitor all the action on the floor. It also…

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Factoring the future into your loss prevention ROI

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Future Proofing Retail Loss Prevention

When it comes to selecting the right loss prevention strategies for your storefront, it’s not just about considering the issues affecting your retail outlet in the present. Effective loss prevention also entails ensuring the equipment you purchase now will continue to serve you in the future to ensure the longevity and best return on your…

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Retail roundup July 2018

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Retail Round Up

It comes as little revelation the retail landscape is shifting, and as the industry passes the mid-year mark, headlines indicate there are changes afoot. From major retail revamps to cashless, cardless shopfronts, here’s what’s making the news in mid 2018… DJs overhaul David Jones’ is set for a major overhaul, with the CEO telling News…

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The best protection for your store -Part 2

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InVue Smart Locks

Opening a new retail outlet requires a lot of decision making – from store fit out and staffing to the range of products on offer and how they will be displayed. Amongst the lengthy list of considerations are the security measures you require to ensure the products you stock are protected against loss and theft.…

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Retail round-up – May 2018

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May Retail Round Up

A quick read of the headlines would indicate it’s been a rough start to 2018 for the retail sector, with Toys ‘R’ Us in trouble, and retail spending weaker than expected. It’s not all doom and gloom, however, with technology tempering the sentiment. Here’s an insight into what’s making the recent retail news. Toys ‘R’…

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Samsung S9 set to cause a retail stir

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Samsung S9 to cause a retail stir

In the competitive world of mobile sales, there are few brands that rival the hype, anticipation and popularity of Apple’s legendary iPhone. But if any are in contention to steal the crown, it’s Samsung and their enduring Galaxy range. On March 16, the Korean electronics giant officially released their latest Galaxy offering in the form…

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Secure Displays eliminate theft of high valued handsets

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Secure Displays eliminates theft

Wolf – Telstra Partner: Wolf is a leading retailer of mobile devices and small electronics. THE SITUATION In Wolf’s retail locations they display a wide variety of today’s mobile devices. Their current security solution was not offering the level of security they needed as they had experienced multiple “cut and runs” resulting in thousand of…

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