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Retail crime prevention company Auror partners with police nationwide

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  • January 15, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Retail crime prevention company Auror partners with police nationwide
(L-R): Mark Evans, Police Deputy chief cxecutive of strategy, Mike Clement, Police deputy commissioner of national operations, Tom Batterbury, Auror head of product, and Phil Thomson, Auror CEO.

One of the most costly problems for retailers may be set to decrease if Auror has anything to do with it. Yesterday, it signed a partnership with the New Zealand police that will see its technology being used to solve retail crime across the country.

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The true cost of Christmas to retailers

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  • December 3, 2015
  • Elly Strang
The true cost of Christmas to retailers

Tis’ the season to be sneaky: amongst the joy and festivities this time of year, there’s more than just spirits being lifted. Shoplifting, or retail crime, is known to spike in the lead up to Christmas, but a Kiwi company called Auror is hoping to stop thieves in their tracks with its technology.

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100 mathematicians, $36,000 and six real-world problems

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  • June 23, 2015
  • Steven Trask
100 mathematicians, $36,000 and six real-world problems

A crack team of New Zealand's best mathematicians are getting together to solve six real-world problems, including retail theft. The inaugural New Zealand Mathematics in Industry conference may produce an algorithm which can catch shoplifters before they strike.

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What retail crime looks like in the digital age

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  • June 2, 2015
  • Graham Medcalf
What retail crime looks like in the digital age

Both on the shop floor and, increasingly, online, crime is costing Kiwi retailers more than ever before. Contributor Graham Medcalf asks, what does crime against retailers look like in the digital age, and what can we do about it?

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