Designing out Crime 

— Mar 30, 2020

When push comes to shove

Agnostic LP technology prevents profiling and potential confrontation

— Dec 18, 2019

World’s first multi-camera facial recognition security system unveiled

With controversy still raging around privacy issues and the widespread deployment of facial recognition technology, one business has gone one-stage further with a claim that it has developed a system ready to go live as early as January next year.

— Dec 11, 2019

Robocop or Roboshops?

The Southern Co-op is trialling a stand-alone silent-hours protection unit that acts as both a virtual and actual deterrent to returning thieves.

— Dec 11, 2019

Healing broken Britain

How the Co-op is challenging violence and intimidation and putting people before profits.

— Jul 25, 2019

Co-op crackdown yields results

Investment in a scheme aimed at reducing crime at Central England Co-op stores has yielded significant results.

— Jun 26, 2019

Take note - holograms here to stay, says report

A new report on banknote security features reveals that increasingly sophisticated holograms will continue to play a central role in issuing authorities’ strategies to tackle counterfeiting and criminal activity.

— Jan 31, 2019

Post Office cuts crime by one third

The Post Office has reduced crime against its staff and counters by more than one third in the last three years.

— Jul 30, 2018

Criminal drive-off spike prompts interest in unmanned stations

Crisis in ‘bilking Britain’ triggers drive to ‘pay at the pump’.

— Jun 29, 2018

Test case of facial recognition

In a test case that could have far-reaching implications for retailers’ use of facial recognition technology, Big Brother Watch has launched a landmark legal challenge to the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of real-time FR cameras.

— Jul 29, 2016

The China crisis

The hologram trade body wants organisations to urgently review and redouble security plans to try to stem the ‘tidal wave’ of counterfeit goods flooding out of China.

— Jun 29, 2016

Minority report

How Artificial Intelligence Will Help Identify Store Thieves

— Sep 28, 2015

Making the most of Technology

Loss prevention as agents of change?

— Sep 28, 2015

Face-to-Face Value

Facial Recognition Technology Is Ready, But When Will It Become a Permanent Feature?

— Jul 31, 2015

Technology puts the block on account blocking

A new technology using behavioural analytics to reduce the number of times debit and credit cards are being blocked by mistake, has claimed a 70 per cent success rate during trials.

— May 28, 2015

EU launches offensive on organised crime

The EU has launched an educational offensive to explain the dangers of organised crime – what it is and how to tackle it - to millions of citizens.

— Oct 27, 2014

Christmas mobile misery?

UK retailers are set to enjoy the most successful mobile Christmas to date, but they will miss out on nearly £2.5bn in sales due to outdated mobile check-out experiences, according to scan and validation company Jumio.

— Sep 23, 2014

Opportunity Makes a Thief

Employment Advice for European Retailers By Audrey Williams, Partner, Eversheds LLP

— Aug 15, 2014

New graduates risking their futures

Young people are being warned of the consequences of lying on job applications as thousands of recent graduates enter the job market and make their first attempts to get on the career ladder.

— Apr 30, 2014

'Hand' held technology for cashless payments

A student in Sweden is believed to have found a way to make instant cashless payments more secure by using people's unique vein patterns.

— Mar 26, 2014

Preventing Violence to Shop Workers - Ten Years of the Freedom from Fear Campaign

According to the European initiative and report Preventing Workplace Violence and Harassment, the office, factory, or shop should not be settings where people are subjected to threats of or actual violence, harassment, or bullying.

— Mar 20, 2014

Holistic approach to ‘hole in the wall’ – the artful design against ATM crime

Art around ATMs can help reduce street crime, according to the latest research from the Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC) in London.

— Nov 26, 2013

Shoplifting Scams and Designing out Crime

So-called “magic bags” continue to be used by professional thieves as the image of bags shown below confiscated by a shopping centre in Kent, U.K., indicates. These foil-lined carriers work because the lining prevents the alarms actually connecting with the tag when passing through scanners. Despite penalties imposed on thieves for going equipped with these bags, and despite the best efforts of detectives as well as technology to spot magic bag use (such as Alert Guide that can read whether or not a bag has metal in it as people enter a store), the foil-lined bag remains a useful tool of the would-be shoplifter. No wonder the Global Retail Theft Barometer 2011, a worldwide shrinkage survey of 43 countries, shows that losses relating to shoplifting (overall shrinkage) rose to $119 billion in 2011—up 6.6 per cent since 2010—costing retailers $51.5 billion in 2011 (43.2 per cent of total shrinkage) compared to $45.4 billion in 2010.

— Mar 25, 2013

The Power of Partnerships

John Fonteijn, Director of Group Asset Protection at Royal Ahold Group explains how the ECR Group has helped reduce losses within his business.