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How Tracking is Changing the ORC Game

Posted on 5/6/16 10:30 AM

 

“Back in the day” I was standing in a Marshalls store watching the installation of an EAS system. I remember the excitement and the potential it represented. Finally, a device that could watch shoplifters since we couldn’t watch them all. It was a game changer and within the first few weeks we were racking up the apprehensions—kids, moms, doctors. The missing link appeared shortly after with the arrival of the “soft” tag. Now everything and anything could be tagged and protected. It was a great mouse trap…until the mice got smarter.

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Topics: loss prevention, BlueTracs, Shoplifting, ORC, Organized Retail Crime, Tracking

Loss Prevention Isn't Sales Prevention

Posted on 5/19/15 12:04 PM

Over the years we’ve often heard Loss Prevention referred to as Sales Prevention.  This is usually in reference to merchandise protection and the different views of what that entails. On the one hand, the merchant needs the product visible and touchable in order to sell the product. On the other hand, loss prevention wants to ensure that the product cannot be stolen or damaged so it can be sold.  Which is the right course of action?

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Topics: employee awareness, loss prevention technology, BlueTracs

How Bluetracs is Changing the ORC Game

Posted on 11/4/14 10:30 AM

“Back in the day” I was standing in a Marshalls store watching the installation of an EAS system. I remember the excitement and the potential it represented. Finally, a device that could watch shoplifters since we couldn’t watch them all. It was a game changer and within the first few weeks we were racking up the apprehensions—kids, moms, doctors. The missing link appeared shortly after with the arrival of the “soft” tag. Now everything and anything could be tagged and protected. It was a great mouse trap…until the mice got smarter.

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Topics: loss prevention, BlueTracs, Shoplifting, ORC, Organized Retail Crime, Tracking

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