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.
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.
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.
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.
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.