The New Normal: Designing Security to Fight Organized Retail Crime

Bold, well-orchestrated – sometimes violent – organized retail crime (ORC) has reached a new level of intensity. That means loss prevention and asset protection also must rise to new heights. Fortunately, new technologies make it possible to more effectively reduce shrinkage and improve asset protection.

The FBI now estimates ORC losses at more than $30 billion per year. The National Retail Federation polled members in 2017, and 95% said they had been victimized by organized theft and fraud operations, with costs rising to more than $700,000 for every $1 billion in sales.

The key to understanding the ORC new normal is to think like the members of these criminal teams. This article explores who they are, actions they may take and why, as well as fraud detection and security strategies likely to become lasting solutions:  better inventory management, security systems integration all the way to the shelf level, working backwards towards solutions, and establishing open-architecture digital security systems to save time and money.


Prime Communications Unique Structured Cabling Process

Prime Communications has been involved in the structured cabling industry for over 17 years. During that time Prime has developed a unique structured cabling service that gives clients peace of mind that their cabling projects will be completed with little effort on their part. Prime handles all of the logistics of completing the project including the ordering of materials, scheduling the technicians to be onsite, booking travel & lodging, and managing the installation progress. Prime’s structured cabling services niche is in the healthcare industry, Prime’s technicians go through extensive training to prepare them to work in the sensitive and critical environments that are present in healthcare facilities. This training also includes an understanding of HIPAA regulations and having all of the required credentialing to be onsite. Prime technicians also receive proprietary training to install telemetry systems, patient monitoring units, and nurse call stations.


Prime Exhibiting at RILA Asset Protection 2018

Prime is attending the RILA Asset Protection Conference, April 30th- May 1st in Orlando, Florida. RILA’s Asset Protection conference offers educational sessions, networking with industry experts, and a chance to see the latest technology on the show floor. Prime will be giving demos of our integrated security solution which includes products by Genetec, Axis, and Aruba.

Stop by and see us at booth 229

For Show Information

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Prime Opens 3 Additional Hub Locations

This last year was such a successful year for Prime that we have found it necessary to expand our reach; in order to broaden our coverage, we have implemented a regional hub model. To begin with, we are opening three hub locations in the Dallas, Omaha, and the Cleveland area. These additional locations will allow our field technicians to be closer to our clients and where most of our work occurs. This allows for improved support, quality assurance, and a quicker turnaround for projects.


PrimeLive: In-House Developed Project Management App

Over the past five years, Prime Communications developers have been perfecting the ultimate project management app for large cabling projects, we call it PrimeLive. PrimeLive is a cloud-based solution that offers real-time status updates from our technicians in the field to our project coordinators at headquarters. Project coordinators are now more effectively able to see the status of current projects and evaluate the performance of the cabling technicians in real time. The power of PrimeLive is that it can identify and solve the major issues that many teams run into when managing large cabling rollouts. Project managers can identify potential challenges with the project early on enabling them to be proactive, more effectively managing timelines and ensuring quality work is completed. Here is a further look at the powerful tools PrimeLive has to offer:


Prime Rollouts Their National Account Client Program

The Prime team spent a good amount of 2017 planning, developing processes, support teams, and account managers for the National Account Client Program. As of Quarter 1, 2018, we are excited to announce that we have officially released our National Account Client Program for new and existing customers. At Prime we see our clients as partners who want to grow and expand their business, we want to assist them with that growth. By offering the National Account Client Program to our partners, they are receiving a one of a kind service. The National Account Client Program eliminates the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors, different pricing scales, and differing levels of support. There are many benefits to being enrolled in the client program, here are some of the features we are most excited about:


The Importance of Securing Physical Security

What is the importance of securing physical security? With more devices connected through the network, it is critical to understand the meaning and the significance of securing your physical security systems. Physical security systems are vulnerable to hackers and major cyber-attacks. Prime recommends following these five simple steps to mitigate the risk of your security systems:


Top 5 Benefits of License Plate Recognition

 For large distribution and manufacturing facilities, one of the major pain points is the heavy traffic flow in shipping & receiving areas. Manual efforts of tracking who is entering and exiting can be costly which is why it is so beneficial to have an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system like Genetec’s AutoVu. With an ALPR system in place, your facility will have the ability to track who’s coming and going, how long they have been on site, generate reports regarding activity and share critical information with the appropriate personnel. Here are the Top 5 Benefits of Having an ALPR system.


Securing Your Facility Inside and Out

The need to protect and secure manufacturing personnel and facilities while maintaining a safe working environment is a challenging initiative. Manufacturing plants are dynamic environments with the movement of personnel, goods, and equipment each presenting a unique set of challenges. There is a vast range of hazards ranging from perimeter intrusions, production line malfunctions, theft and workplace violence. Identifying and acting on these issues are crucial components to the productivity and safety of any manufacturing facility. Here are the top three concerns when securing your facility inside and out!


Improve Customer Experience & In-Store Sales in 5 Steps

 

1. Customer Flow

The first step in improving customer experience is understanding how customers are moving through your store. In-store traffic counters can identify the flow of traffic and pinpoint how customers are entering, exiting, and moving around your store. By utilizing the foot traffic to your advantage you can better understand what brings shoppers into your store. The shopper traffic data allows marketing to see what promotions are working and ones that don’t. Understanding the trends in footfall can improve the overall customer experience.

Traffic Counter

Traffic Counter