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The SIA Retail Security Interest Group unites retailers in one place where they can exchange best practices as well as concerns for protecting their property. SIA retail partners have developed tactics for maximizing their security investment, including deploying video surveillance to optimize customers experience through observing their behavior.

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Applying Indoor Positioning Systems: A Primer for Integrators and Security Specialists

This paper reports on modern indoor positioning system (IPS) technologies that utilize personal smart mobile devices, or non-personal non-smart mobile devices (object tags and beacons),for purposes of locating and tracking people and objects. The greatest attention is given to technologies that incorporate smartphones. Smartphones are of special interest to IPS manufacturers, because smartphone users are…

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How Does a Company and Individual Recover from an Active Shooting?

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Recovery from an active shooter event is not an afterthought or a topic that is last on the minds of a business or individual, but it is a component for survival for a business and those employees who devote their lives to the company. At ISC West, one session will explore how recovery consists of…

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Our World in 360 Degrees: Benefiting from Panoramic Technology

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It’s no secret that video camera technology is advancing. The rate at which surveillance systems are adopted increases end over end each year, and in the world of panoramic camera technology, that growth is even more significant. IHS Markit projects that global shipments of 180- and 360-degree cameras will see an increase of 60 percent…

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SIA Group to Focus on Retail Security

Stakeholders seeking to develop vendor-neutral analyses and recommendations Las Vegas, NEV. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) today launched a working group that will bring together stakeholders to develop solutions to security challenges in the retail sector. The SIA Retail Security Interest Group will include security industry professionals, security practitioners and other stakeholders who will…

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Reducing Retail Shrink with Business Intelligence Software

Data mining can be a valuable new tool for loss prevention professionals Retailers, like most businesses, are attempting to do more with less in an effort to increase competitiveness and profitability. Hardest hit have been corporate support organizations (Target and Best Buy are recent high-profile examples), where corporate loss prevention (LP) personnel who specialize in…

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IACP, SIA Honor Houston Police, Retailers Association for Public-Private Partnership

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Shanahan Award presented by IACP, sponsored by SIA Silver Spring, Md. — The Houston Police Department and the Greater Houston Retailers Association received the 2014 Michael Shanahan Award for Excellence in Public-Private Cooperation from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) on Oct. 26 during a ceremony in…

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SIA, ISMA Adopt Agreement to Foster Collaboration Between Security Practitioners and Suppliers

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Joint activities may include the establishment of a joint technology interest roadmap, vendor-neutral presentations, information-sharing, and suggestions on education topics. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Security Management Association (ISMA) have adopted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote information sharing between corporate security practitioners and suppliers around security…

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Houston Police Department, Retail Alliance to Receive Public-Private Partnership Award

Shanahan Award presented by IACP, sponsored by SIA SILVER SPRING, MD — The Houston Police Department and the Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance (GHLPA) have been named the recipients of the Chief Michael Shanahan Award for Excellence in Public-Private Cooperation, presented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and sponsored by the Security…

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