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By: Jesse Davis West On: September 07, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

When a traveler’s bag gets lost or stolen at an American airport, who do they blame? Is it the thief? The TSA? Ask your friends, and you’ll likely hear the same answer: the airline. It’s human nature: travelers tend to associate everything that happens on their trip with the airline that they choose to fly. Whether...

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01
Sep
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By: Jesse Davis West On: September 01, 2017 In: Blog Comments: 0

The D&D Daily recently released a ‘Retail Violent Death Report’ for the first half of 2017, and the news isn’t good. So far this year there have been: 225 total violent retail deaths (up 15% from last year) 201 total acts of retail crime (up 14% from last year)...

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Aug
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By: Jesse Davis West On: August 17, 2017 In: Blog, Home Page 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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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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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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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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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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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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