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Why concealed EAS might be suitable for your store

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For the retailer who’s looking to protect their store while embracing seamless design and an appealing fit-out, concealed electronic article surveillance (EAS) may be the system of choice. Installed within the door frame, under the entry floor, or overhead, concealed EAS offers a range of benefits, but some options suit some retailers better than others.…

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Protecting apparel – the most shoplifted products in Australia

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Protecting apparel

Electronics might steal the limelight when it comes to the theft of high-value goods, but make no mistake, apparel and accessories are the most commonly shoplifted items in Australian retail. Easy to conceal, and sought after for personal use and re-sale, fashion items are frequently targeted at department stores and specialty fashion retailers alike. So…

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Reducing liquor theft over the festive season

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liquor theft

It’s common knowledge the festive season brings with it both an increase in foot traffic for the retail sector, and an increase in theft. And some retailers and products are more likely to be targeted than others. In the grocery sector, for example, liquor retailers are among the most often targeted stores for shoplifting. So,…

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How shop security improves the customer experience

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EAS - Retail customer experience

Retail loss prevention and the customer experience may seem like two terms which have little in common. But often they work hand in hand, with effective shop security facilitating the delivery of better service, better prices, and a better reputation for both an individual store and their brand. Often relying on a mix of loss…

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Red meat a red-hot target for shoplifters

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Shoplifting red meat

The rising cost of meat is contributing to a spike in shoplifting, according to recent media reports, with major retailers now fitting security labels to their packaging of prime cuts. Meanwhile, meat isn’t the only supermarket item where retailers are being forced to employ greater security. So, amid debate about the price meat in Australia,…

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Four pre-Christmas trends every retailer should know

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Retail Pre-Christmas

Next week, the retail sector officially enters the three-month countdown to Christmas, and already many brands are busily planning their marketing, ordering their stock and preparing for what they hope will be a bumper festive season. This year, there are also some new trends emerging, with American holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday set…

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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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Apple’s Watch 5 to prompt surge in wearable popularity

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Smart watch - wearables vitag

Apple has unveiled its latest smart watch as more and more brands embrace the wearable trend and these accessories continue to grow in popularity. For retailers, the Apple Watch and its counterparts offer a real opportunity to spark consumer interest, but as a high-value item prone to theft, they also require a loss prevention focus.…

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Technology in the fight against self-checkout theft

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Technology in the fight against self-checkout theft

Artificial Intelligence and increased surveillance are among the new technologies being employed by Australia’s major retailers in a bid to combat self-checkout theft. The move comes amidst reports seven per cent of consumers admit to committing self-service checkout theft in a trend that costs the retail sector billions. Here’s an insight into self-checkout theft in…

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Nine reasons Electronic Article Surveillance is on the rise

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Nine reasons Electronic Article Surveillance is on the rise

A recent US study has found more and more retailers are turning to electronic article surveillance in a bid to combat shoplifting, with the adoption of merchandise alarms and security tags increasing in the past year. The findings were noted in the US National Retail Federation’s annual security survey and support a further report that…

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