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All eyes on electronics security as Apple launches new lineup

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Electronics security

All eyes are on Apple this week as the tech giant gears up for the release of its latest lineup of products. This season’s big reveal of the latest and greatest Apple items on offer is scheduled to take place on September 12, and among the items tipped for launch are the iPhone 8 and…

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Analytics revealing opportunity for retail

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Analytics revealing opportunity for retail

E-commerce, virtual reality and chatbots night be the flash new terms of the retail world, but behind the scenes it’s simple data and analytics that are delivering a host of new opportunities to bricks and mortar retail. From counting customers, to watching what they pick up and put down, modern retail features a smorgasbord of…

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Vitag gives retailer a “sporting”chance

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Sportsco Case Study

For many retailers a security solution is about more than reducing theft. This was the case with Sportsco who approached Vitag with additional store management requirements like traffic counting to improve their operation as a whole. As a nationally recognised brand, Sportsco operates a growing network of stores across Australia and online, offering a diverse…

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Opening a retail store? Here’s what to consider on the security front

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Opening up a retail store?

The stock is on order, the premises outfitted and the signwriter booked, meaning the countdown is on until opening day at your new retail establishment. But just as premises, point of sale and shopfittings are important, so too is the technology that protects your inventory from theft and helps guarantee a return on your investment.…

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The hidden options for EAS. The time is now

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Hidden options of EAS

Due to their minimalist design and aesthetic appeal, concealed Security Systems or Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems are an increasingly popular option for retailers looking to maintain item security, without the look of pedestals. And there are a variety of options for retailers embracing this trend. From overhead surveillance to under floor systems and concealed…

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How retail can cash in on e-commerce

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How retail can cash in on e-commerce

Modern retail is all about convenience, catering to a new-age shopper whose inherent desire is to buy what they want, when they want it, as swiftly as possible. It’s a landscape enabled by technology where the lines between bricks and mortar and online shopping are increasingly blurred. It’s also an environment with fresh challenges for…

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Loss prevention resolutions for the new financial year

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Loss prevention resolutions for the new financial year

As retailers complete their final stocktake and tick off the requirements that mark the end of the financial year, it’s a timely opportunity to look to the new business year ahead. And amidst a lengthy list of new year’s business resolutions, loss prevention should be high on the agenda. Statistics from the Global Retail Theft…

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What to look for in clothing tags?

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What to look for in cloting tags?

When it comes to retail security tags, apparel stores have a wealth of choices at their fingertips. But what’s the best option that will meet a store’s loss prevention needs? Here’s a breakdown of the common technology, optional extras and a guide to what to look for in tags to reduce stock loss. The technology…

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RF or AM – Which Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system is right for you?

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RF or AM?

Used by over 73% of retailers worldwide according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, electronic article surveillance (EAS) is considered one of the most effective weapons in the war against shoplifting. Encompassing a series of systems that electronically monitor products via tags and antennas, the two most commonly utilised technologies are Radio Frequency (RF) and…

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Top Strategies to reduce retail shrinkage

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The bricks and mortar retail environment may have changed dramatically in the past few years , but according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, the cold hard numbers of retail shrink have altered little. Comprising shoplifting, employee theft, supply chain loss and fraud, it’s a global problem equating to US$1.234 billion annually or 1.23 per…

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