Production innovation: Things that stop people stealing your stuff

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  • November 4, 2016
  • Caitlin Salter
Production innovation: Things that stop people stealing your stuff

As humans, we arm ourselves to prevent the worst. New high-tech innovations are only making it easier to protect possessions against theft. Caitlin Salter takes a look at some of the most creative products on the market that help fight against theft.

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What items get stolen the most at Christmas?

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  • December 15, 2015
  • The Register team
What items get stolen the most at Christmas?

With the holiday season finally here, crime is unfortunately on the increase. Our friends at crime reporting software company Auror have put together a visualisation on what gets stolen the most around Christmas - and the top most stolen item may surprise you.

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Police target rising retail theft in Canterbury

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  • July 17, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Police target rising retail theft in Canterbury

A senior police sergeant says retail theft is not a victimless crime, as the loss to Canterbury businesses from shoplifting is estimated to be about $1.8 million a week. Canterbury police are cracking down on these rising theft rates through a one-month prevention operation.

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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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Newmarket Business Association steps up efforts to tackle crime

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  • March 19, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Newmarket Business Association steps up efforts to tackle crime

The Newmarket Business Association (NBA) has announced it is doubling the number of CCTV security cameras placed in its central Auckland suburb to fight theft in the area.

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