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Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 17, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Sporting events welcome people from all walks of life. But there are certain people who pose a safety risk to fans and players and shouldn’t be allowed to attend live games. A recent CNN article pointed to incidents including an incident at Fenway Park, in which a fan threw...

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10
Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 10, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

The weekend of August 5-6 was a bitter reminder of the fact that retail violence is spiraling out of control (see stories from Wal-Mart, Food 4 Less and elsewhere below). The weekend saw customers, store owners and employees suffering violent deaths or injuries. Sadly, weekends like these are increasingly common.  Many are also preventable.   Economic forces are creating a perfect storm in retail that are...

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10
Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 10, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

It’s been more than 15 years since 9/11, but ISIS’ recently foiled plot to destroy an Australian commercial airplane serves as a stark reminder of how determined terrorists are to strike airplanes and airports. Although the care-free pre-9/11 days of air travel are over, most of us agree that...

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02
Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 02, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Retail security experts like Gus Downing have declared that face recognition is on an inevitable path to retail adoption. The reason that retailers are investing in face recognition more aggressively than any other industry is typically to reduce external shrink due to shoplifting and organized retail crime. But what if it also...

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01
Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 01, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Until recently, face recognition technology was commonly viewed as something straight out of science fiction. But over the past decade, this groundbreaking technology has not just become viable, it has become widespread. In fact, it’s difficult to read technology news these days without seeing something about face recognition. There...

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26
Jul
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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 26, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Last year, there were 374 violent deaths at retail locations in the U.S. alone, and many of those killed were customers. Obviously, no monetary cost can be assigned to the loss of an innocent life. What’s more, a single customer or employee death in a big box retailer can have a catastrophic effect on a brand....

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21
Jul
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By: Gus Downing On: July 21, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Over the last few years the retail industry, the consumers of America and our nation have seen dramatic changes. Never before have we been faced with the challenges that we now face on a daily basis. The online and in-store worlds are colliding and driving retail comp sales and...

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14
Jul
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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 14, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Face recognition offers security and law enforcement professionals unprecedented crime prevention powers that, not too long ago, would have been thought impossible. In an era where terrorists are more determined than ever to strike public places, and shoplifting and organized retail crime are quickly rising, security professionals can do...

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12
Jul
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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 12, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

When facial recognition technology was first introduced into the mainstream, the technology or its benefits were not well-understood. Naturally, people feared the technology was the harbinger of dystopian futures they had seen in science fiction films. Now that face recognition technology has been on the market for a while,...

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11
Jul
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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 11, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

With recent events like the Manchester bombing and the attack on the Bataclan in France, event security is more important than ever before. Virtually everyone enjoys going to hear live music or see live sporting events, but there are concerns that events might not be safe enough. Let’s be...

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05
Jul
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By: Jesse Davis West On: July 05, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Face recognition is in the process of radically redefining loss prevention for retail. In fact, retail is the fastest growing industry to adopt facial recognition technology.  

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29
Jun
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By: Jesse Davis West On: June 29, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

In order to ensure that events are as safe as possible, it's becoming increasingly vital to take precautions in order to secure events. Here are 4 types of people that all stadiums should do everything in their power to keep from entering stadiums.

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27
Jun
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By: Jesse Davis West On: June 27, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

As mass market face recognition rollouts like those at Facebook, Delta and JetBlue reveal, consumers are getting far more comfortable with the benefits of the technology, and brands are doing a great job of educating consumers about privacy. Many of the world’s top experts think that face recognition actually...

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16
Jun
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By: Jesse Davis West On: June 16, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

  Face recognition for retail is more powerful than it has ever been. If you’re headed to NRF protect, you have the opportunity to see a free live demo of  the world’s most powerful facial recognition system for retail, in action. See Face First at the NRF Protect Exhibition...

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14
Jun
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By: Jesse Davis West On: June 14, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

As losses from ORC and shoplifting continue to climb, large retail chains are on the hunt for new ways to secure their stores. One of the most popular new loss prevention methods that large retail chains are investing in is facial recognition, as evidenced by data showing that the...

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13
Jun
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By: Jesse Davis West On: June 13, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

All casinos want to create safe and secure gaming environments for their guests. At the same time, they want to maximize profits by keeping out known card counters and cheaters. In order to keep out unwanted guests, casinos typically employ surveillance equipment. The trouble is, most casinos’ surveillance systems...

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01
Jun
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By: Jesse Davis West On: June 01, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

As violent retail crime continues to climb, is face recognition the answer to safeguarding customers and employees? While biometric surveillance has been shown to reduce in-store crime by as much as 91%, concerns about privacy and legality persist. Together with D&D Daily, FaceFirst presents an on-demand retail safety webinar that reveals...

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01
Jun
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By: William Tyree On: June 01, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

The 22 victims of the suicide attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester included an 8-year-old girl and an off-duty police officer. It’s difficult to make sense of such an evil act, although unfortunately, the story is increasingly familiar. Ten months before the Manchester Arena tragedy, a suicide...

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30
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 30, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

FaceFirst, along with a collective of top retail security companies, are proud to be co-sponsoring The Craze in Washington, D.C. This invitation-only gathering of loss prevention luminaries will be held at The International Spy Museum on the evening of Monday June 26. It’s an ideal time for a networking...

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28
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 28, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

In our industry, the terms face detection and face recognition are sometimes used interchangeably. But there are actually some key differences. To help clear things up, let’s take a look at the term face detection and how it differs from the term face recognition. What is Face Detection? The...

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26
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 26, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

While casinos are typically welcoming establishments, there are certain types of guests that most casinos don't want walking through their doors. This post discusses the four types of guests that casinos don't want, and how facial recognition can be used to keep them out.

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23
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 23, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

D&D Daily just reported retail death and crime data for Q1, and the news is not good. Retail deaths have continued to climb 12%, while criminal acts at retail stores are up 20%. More than half of the people killed were innocent victims of retail crime. In Q1 alone,...

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15
May
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By: William Tyree On: May 15, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Retail security conference season is well underway, and while we’re always excited to demo our face recognition platform, one of our favorite aspects of attending retail security conferences is learning from other industry loss prevention leaders. After attending FMI’s ASAP Conference, RILA and also ISC West, we’ve noticed some...

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05
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 05, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

The idea of preventing crimes before they occur sounds like something out of science fiction. In fact, the plot of Steven Spielberg’s minority report was based on this very premise. But the truth is that we have entered an age where far more crimes can be prevented than ever...

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04
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 04, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Some of the world’s most successful retail chains are already using facial recognition to transform their loss prevention efforts. And new data from Market Research Future indicates that retail companies are aggressively adopting facial recognition technology. While the largest end users of feature identification technology have historically been governments...

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04
May
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By: Jesse Davis West On: May 04, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

One of the best things about being a sports fan is joining other fans at live games to cheer your team to victory. But each year, hundreds of fans are arrested or ejected at professional sports games for bad behavior. Sometimes fans run onto the field and disrupt games....

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25
Apr
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By: Jesse Davis West On: April 25, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Each day, over two million people board commercial aircraft worldwide. Some are returning to their hometowns to visit family, others are embarking on global adventures, and others still are traveling for business. While air travel is still statistically one of the safest means of travel on Earth, after 9/11,...

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25
Apr
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By: Jesse Davis West On: April 25, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Attention loss prevention professionals: do you what your average odds are of catching a shoplifter? According to a recent National Retail Security Survey, the odds of getting caught shoplifting are 1 in 48. And each year, Inventory shrink costs the US retail industry $45.2 billion, according to data from NRF....

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24
Apr
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By: Team FaceFirst On: April 24, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Facial recognition provider FaceFirst today announced the launch of Guardian, a new airport security platform. Using breakthrough feature recognition capabilities, the platform identifies visitors in areas with high foot traffic and supplements the identification process for border control agents. Humans can typically recall just a few hundred faces on demand, resulting in slow customs processes, and rendering terror watch lists issued by federal...

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19
Apr
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By: William Tyree On: April 19, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Facial recognition technology is completely transforming retail loss prevention. To help you learn the powerful benefits of this groundbreaking technology, we've created The 5-Minute Guide to Face Recognition for Retail.

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12
Apr
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By: William Tyree On: April 12, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Around the world, there are a lot of law enforcement agencies using face recognition to keep officers and communities safer. Here are 5 key ways that facial recognition systems have transformed law enforcement, including the ability to minimize false arrests and improving safety.

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11
Apr
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By: William Tyree On: April 11, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Looking to stop ORC? Here are 5 key reasons why face recognition is the world's best solution for preventing organized retail crime.

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04
Apr
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By: William Tyree On: April 04, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Here's your ultimate list of 2017s top retail loss prevention, asset protection and security conferences to network and learn about the latest retail tech.

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03
Apr
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By: William Tyree On: April 03, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

D&D Daily's 2016 Retail Violent Death Report just came out, revealing some alarming data. There was more than one publicly reported retail death per day last year.

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Mar
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By: William Tyree On: March 24, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how facial recognition is transforming security? If so, FaceFirst will be giving free demos of our breakthrough biometric surveillance solution in our partner booth at ISC West with Hanwha in the Exposition Hall on April 5-7. ISC West is one of the...

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19
Mar
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By: Jesse Davis West On: March 19, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

Not long ago, facial recognition technology seemed more like something out of a science fiction movie than technology you could use from your mobile device. But we’re now seeing a widening landscape of apps that employ facial recognition for a variety of use cases. As this technology gains prevalence...

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15
Mar
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By: William Tyree On: March 15, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

In 2017, retail crime remains one of the most serious problems facing superstores, retail chains and grocery stores. How big of a problem is it? Inventory shrinkage costs the U.S. retail industry over $45 billion each year.

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14
Mar
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By: William Tyree On: March 14, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page Comments: 0

Face recognition is one of the most transformational technologies used by law enforcement today. In fact, there are hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the United States currently using face recognition to instantly ID persons of interest, dramatically reduce false arrests and increase officer safety. If you’ve ever been...

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14
Mar
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By: William Tyree On: March 14, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

If you’re a leader in the food retail industry planning to attend FMI’s ASAP Conference in Orlando, you should be sure to join our Director of Sales, Mark Ebersbach as he gives a presentation on how facial recognition technology for grocery stores is currently revolutionizing food retail security. Mark’s presentation will cover...

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