Blog articles about loss prevention, safety, and video surveillance

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Easy Ways To Prevent Retail Theft

It's no secret that retail theft is exploding. Thieves are picking off items in transit before they even get to retail stores. Once they make it to store shelves, they continue to be at risk of theft by both internal and external sources. When it comes to retail theft in stores, prevention is key. Stopping potential theft is always better than addressing it afterward. In this post, ITech Digital covers a couple of easy ways to prevent retail theft.

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Top 3 Retail Security Issues and Retail Security Solutions

When it comes to retail loss prevention, some traditional security issues continue to exist as well as emerging retail security issues. At Itech Digital, our retail customers in Indiana and across the U.S. talk about the evolving security issues they face. The good news is that technology is also evolving, which is innovating video surveillance and analytics solutions, creating a convergence between IT and physical security, and positioning you, as a retailer,  to proactively protect your business, product, and customers. In this article, we discuss the myriad retail security issues and the best retail security solutions. 

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Organized Crime & Retail Loss Prevention: What's Happening in Indiana?

At ITech Digital, we've noticed a concerning trend in retail crime. In fact, we posted about organized retail crime back in 2018. Since then, things have only escalated. Today, organized retail crime is at an all-time high and many store owners wonder what to do to prevent loss and protect their staff and customers. In this article, we offer some suggestions. 

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Emerging Technology and School Safety

We are now entering a time where technology makes schools (and other industries) "smarter." Innovative advancements create technologies that work together to manage risk, enhance security, and also invite conversations around ethics and privacy. In this article, ITech Digital reviews some of the emerging technology and weighs some of the benefits and potential costs of each.

 

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Secure Equipment Act Bans Major Chinese Security Products

The U.S. Senate passed the Secure Equipment Act in a unanimous vote this week. The vote positions the FCC to ban approvals of devices with radio frequency, which present national security risks. The manufacturers include the same list referenced in the 2019 NDAA: Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei, ZTE Corporation, and Hytera Communications Corporation, along with their subsidiaries and affiliates. This impacts more than 100 million video surveillance devices in the U.S. ITech Digital wants you to know the risk and alternatives to protect your business. 

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School Safety Funding Opportunities

Are you an Indiana School looking to use or secure funds for school safety initiatives? Fire and building security along with school resource officers immediately come to mind. However, mental health safety continues to evolve, too. Fortunately, funds exist to support your efforts to create safe spaces for students at all educational levels. In this post, ITech Digital reviews some available funding options, important dates, regulations, and specific steps to address each.

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What's the Best Security Solution for School Safety?

For school teachers and administrators in today's world, student and staff safety is a top priority. However, school safety is limited when you have disparate systems, such as metal detectors, door security, and video surveillance. As a security solutions integrator, ITech Digital understands the importance of security systems integration. This article examines how you can integrate individual system components into one platform, which allows greater insight and enhanced safety measures. 

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How Video Surveillance Analytics Support Your Business

Video surveillance is only as good as your use of it. Anyone who works in loss prevention manages a small-box retail store or QSR or ensures school safety understands the tedious task of reviewing videos to find an incident. Enter video analytics software. Video analytics makes search more manageable, streamlines processes, and provides data insights that optimize operations. In this post, ITech Digital explores current video analytics technology and how you can use it to support your organization. 

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4 Reasons To Update Your Commercial Video Surveillance

The best security solutions perform well with little or no downtime. Functionally, they deliver fast, accurate results for investigations and provide business insights that maximize operations. In addition, video surveillance solutions and access control help employees and customers to feel safe while potentially diverting would-be criminals. ITech Digital sees technological innovations changing the security solution landscape, which is why we're covering the top four reasons to update outdated commercial security solutions. 

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QSR's Use Restaurant Surveillance, Data Analytics To Innovate

As the Food & Beverage industry continues to reel from COVID-related labor and supply chain shortages, some Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) know they must innovate or fold. At ITech Digital, we've watched some of our QSR clients develop strategies to reduce risk in these areas. At the same time, these same strategies proactively maximize revenue and catalyze operational efficiency. How? Digitalization, which includes video surveillance and data analytics, is one of the main weapons in their arsenal. This article explains what digitalization is and how you can use it to innovate.

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