LP Magazine

SEP-OCT 2017

LP magazine publishes articles for loss prevention, asset protection, and retail professionals covering shrinkage, investigations, shoplifting, internal theft, fraud, technology, best practices, and career development.

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perception of the asset protection team as policemen should be replaced with the image of enablers and facilitators. Language is at the very heart of this approach. This may take time as the visitor profile changes, but with support and guidance, you can all work together to make the safe-haven mall feel like a natural home away from home for the patrons who will now enter the doors. Where Does Technology Come into This? Adopting the latest technology can be seen as the answer to many questions in retail, especially when it comes to asset protection. But there is a large investment here, and it must be considered carefully before hands go into pockets and money comes out. The right technology will become an effective tool in monitoring all the potential pinch points that we have already outlined in this article. Predicting the way loss may happen in a new environment is vitally important. Collecting data to develop modes of behavior is Moving from one formula to another is filled with potential risk if a plan isn't assessed and enacted properly. The very bottom line of this thinking is the protection of life. People need to be safe and feel safe in the new and unfamiliar environment. LPM Online is our newest offering for your reading enjoyment. LPM Online will publish every other month on even-numbered months in between our print editions. The inaugural edition went live in August. You can view it on the LPM Online tab on our website, LossPreventionMedia.com, or by entering LPM-online. com in your browser. An All Digital Companion to LP Magazine's Print Edition Introducing LPM Online 44 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017 | LOSSPREVENTIONMEDIA.COM A MALL WITHIN A STORE

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