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SEP-OCT 2017

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Footprints and Flea Markets E very living person generates signals, signatures, and noise, if you will. As we move through time and space, we shed DNA, talk on phones, travel, register for, apply for, and purchase things—all the while texting, emailing, tweeting, posting, and so on. Human Footprints This biological and digital exhaust and our literal and digital footprints are with us now and in the future. And so it goes with our retail customers and criminal offenders. This phenomenon is a huge opportunity for us to leverage these bio-digital signatures to attract and keep more good shoppers, as well as to deter, disrupt, and detain those attempting to defraud, attack, and steal from our organizations and people. To further build cost-effective, protective packages (integrated tactics and technologies), executives from over forty-five Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) member retail chains and sixty-five technology partners are working in focused innovation chains (ICs). Current ICs include anti-robbery, anti-burglary, anti-theft, our Security Operations Center (or SOCLab), and signatures. LPRC Innovation Chains An LPRC innovation chain often starts with initial research and development at the LPRC and University of Florida (UF) innovation lab. Subsequent trials can be conducted in actual physical test stores and distribution centers provided by member retailers to fine-tune the program based on shopper, employee, and offender feedback. Finally, adjusted anti-crime and loss processes are frequently rigorously evaluated in randomized, controlled trials across larger samples of locations to estimate their efficacy and cost-effectiveness. The chart below is the current iteration of the LPRC UF Anti-Robbery Innovation Chain. Zones of Influence As many readers may have heard by now, the LPRC and UF teams are working hard to help our retail, manufacturing, Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 (Parking Lot Control Innovation Chain) Zone 5 Smart safe Cash drop Signage SelectaDNA apply to assett Duress words detection Anti-counter jump solutions Multi-view ePVM Signage Inside exit barrier (Blue Line) Facial recognition Entry ePVM options Signage SelectaDNA exit mist LiveView video platform trailer Security guard/ vehicle options Entry/exit barrier options Outside camera with bllinking LED lights Outside exit face cameras License plate reader Mac address sensor Mosquito MOOD parking lot music system Interface GPS trackers with photo imaging Captis intel Cap index Map large Slack channel Retailer 1 ✓ ✓ ✓ Retailer 2 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Retailer 3 Retailer 4 ✓ ✓ Retailer 5 Retailer 6 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Retailer 7 ✓ Retailer 8 Retailer 9 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Anti-Robbery Innovation Chain iLab > Gainsville > Baltimore EVIDENCE-BASED LP by Read Hayes, PhD, CPP Dr. Hayes is director of the Loss Prevention Research Council and coordinator of the Loss Prevention Research Team at the University of Florida. He can be reached at 321-303-6193 or via email at rhayes@lpresearch.org. © 2017 Loss Prevention Research Council 46 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017 | LOSSPREVENTIONMEDIA.COM

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