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Christmas crime gangs

A specialist retail security contractor has identified two risks ahead of this Christmas; self-service tills, and crime gangs. The risk to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before, according to the Lodgic Intelligence Centre. The threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs; reduced security staffing resulting from the hike in the minimum wage; and a decline in the read more


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Prevent figures

The latest Home Office statistics on the Prevent Programme to counter terrorism again raise serious issues about the operation of Prevent, according to Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary. She said: "Literally, thousands of people are being referred to the programme but the overwhelming majority do not require any anti-terrorism procedures at all. Prevent is alienating communities and not effectively addressing read more


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Brexit uncertainty

Uncertainty over Brexit is harming the security industry, writes Matthew Watson, Managing Director of Titan Security Europe. The problem with approaching any thoughts on Britain's post-Brexit future is that so much information and economic forecasting is highly politicised. What happens to the security industry once Britain leaves the European Union is open to such a great deal of doubt. Yet this uncertainty is already read more

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Wisenet Retail Intelligence

Hanwha Techwin and Facit Data Systems report that selected Wisenet cameras can use Facit’s Calculus server based intelligent retail video analytics software, to deliver a retail intelligence. The Wisenet Heatmap and People Counting cameras enable retailers to identify lost sales opportunities by monitoring updated live reports and view comparative hourly and weekly reports on footfall, store hotspots and dwell times, read more