Five ways to keep your store safe and secure for the holidays

  • Opinion
  • November 29, 2016
  • Francesca Nicasio
Five ways to keep your store safe and secure for the holidays

With increased foot traffic at Christmas comes both crowding and an increased potential for crime. Vend's US-based retail expert Francesca Nicasio advises on some simple steps retailers can take to prepare for Christmas crime.

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Here's a terrifying glimpse into the future: A 136kg robot mall cop

  • Checkout
  • September 6, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Here's a terrifying glimpse into the future: A 136kg robot mall cop

Security guards, the end is nigh: Robot overlords are coming to take your jobs. A robot has been given a new job as a mall cop at a shopping centre in California, prompting passers by to take photos of it for Instagram and use the hashtag #securityrobot.

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Crime-prevention software is now free for fuel retailers

  • News
  • August 8, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Crime-prevention software is now free for fuel retailers

Fuel retailers are at the forefront of retail crime. Z Energy has estimated that drive-offs cause the company up to $2 million each year. Z already works with crime-prevention software company Auror, but now the Auror platform is available to other fuel retailers for free.

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Ultra-fast broadband enables high-definition security footage

  • Technology
  • June 16, 2016
  • Nai Yeat
Ultra-fast broadband enables high-definition security footage

Pharmacist Nai Yeat is using high definition security footage to keep him and his staff safe – and protect his stock. He shared his experience with ultra-fast broadband (UFB) with The Register's sister publication, The Download.

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How Morepork puts the control back in your hands

  • In association with Morepork
  • April 26, 2016
  • Spark Ventures
How Morepork puts the control back in your hands

Morepork is the latest in smart home technology from Spark, allowing you to monitor and control your security system from a single app on your smartphone. While it’s been designed for home use, retail owners have found it can easily be used to help them keep an eye on their stores.

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