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Rick Beardsley
was named Director of Loss Prevention and Safety for Garden Ridge.  Rick was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for Party City. Prior to that, his other LP roles included Retail Loss Prevention Consultant for Asset Protection Associates and Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Toys R Us. Rick has worked in the Loss Prevention industry for over 14 years. Congratulations Rick!

 

How My Retail Team Makes a Difference - Sara Mays, Director of Loss Prevention Stores & Training, Barnes & Noble  At Barnes & Noble we have always been focused on the local community - from the design of our stores to the inventory mix. During my career in loss prevention at Barnes and Noble, I’ve seen firsthand how retail employees identify needs in communities across the country and take action to make a difference. When my co-worker’s toddler son drowned in a swimming pool last year, my team members and I knew we had to do something good in light of this parent’s worst nightmare. This is why my colleagues and I recently founded “Strokes for Strokes,” a charitable organization providing swimming scholarships to children in need. Read more about how Sara Mays, Director of Loss Prevention Stores & Training, Barnes & Noble, helps make a difference at thisisretail.org

Florida Retail Federation chooses Broward County Sheriff Sgt. Rich Rossman as its "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year"  "He's somebody who's clearly made his mark," said John Fleming, spokesman for the retail group. "That's what we look for, standout officers who are individuals making a difference." Rossman, 41, an 18-year BSO veteran from a family full of police officers, created the department's Organized Retail Crime Unit two years ago. In July, he helped establish a task force of South Florida state, federal and municipal officers to investigate organized retail theft. Rossman will be honored at the FRF's annual awards banquet on Tuesday, October 8, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.  Sgt. Rossman will receive $3,000 and an attractive custom-crafted medallion and plaque. His name will be added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974. (Source frf.org)(Source sun-sentinel.com)

Walmart protests: 100 arrested at minimum wage demonstrations last week
One hundred demonstrators across 11 cities were arrested on Thursday during rallies against Walmart. Workers and activists demanded higher wages and the right to unionize, and asked Walmart to reinstate 70 former employees who were fired for protesting earlier in the year. While turnout at the protests didn't even make up one percent of Walmart's more than 2 million workers around the world, Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University, said the demonstrations are meant to be mostly symbolic at this point. (Source syracuse.com)

August Retail Sales Shy of Hopes
Challenges persisted for apparel retailers in August as shoppers continued to stay away from malls, though consumers appeared to be opening their wallets for bigger-ticket items, such as furniture, automobiles and building supplies. (Source wsj.com)

Neiman Marcus to be bought by private investors for $6 billion

Establishing innovative colonies in Silicon Valley, Target looks for answers to the retail revolution

Diebold opens electronic security headquarters
With the establishment of its new Electronic Security Headquarters, Diebold, Inc. will centralize operations and support the growth of its electronic security business, strengthening its focus on electronic security solutions and improving outcomes in systems integration, the company said in a Sept. 6 news release. The new Green, Ohio headquarters now connects monitoring centers in Ohio, Hawaii and Mexico with 110 nationwide electronic security field offices and the Center of Excellence for engineering and design. (Source securitysystemnews.com)

Bitcoin more traceable than criminals think...
The digital trail left by bitcoin transactions is the focus of new research by the University of California, according to the MIT Technology Review. 6/9/13 Analysis from the University of California reveals that there are public “traces” left by every BitCoin transaction which is allowing access to identify its origins. This could have a huge impact on how authorities can or can’t have a hold over the currency and it could also determine how widely adopted they will become. Last month, New York’s financial regulator subpoenaed 22 companies to gather information about their dealings with bitcoin, the MIT Technology Review reports. (Source retailfraud.com)

Indiana Man Gets 8 Months for Lie Detector Fraud
An Indiana man who taught federal job applicants and others how to beat lie-detector tests was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday in a case that raised questions about the right to teach people how to lie. Chad Dixon, 34, of Marion, Ind., pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud and obstructing a government proceeding with his business, Polygraph Consultants of America. Federal prosecutors said Dixon taught dozens of people, including applicants to be federal border guards, and he was good at his trade. (Source abcnews.go.com)

Coventry Mall Kohl’s security officer arrested for assaulting photographer
A woman working as a loss prevention officer for Kohl’s at the Coventry Mall allegedly assault a local photographer within sight of the township’s police chief. According to a press release from the North Coventry Police, in the midst of searching for a suspect who’d allegedly committed retail theft and fled from the Boscov’s in the mall the afternoon of Aug. 15, Sarah Roller, 36, from Collegeville, reportedly saw the photographer in a vehicle taking video of “police and her activity.” Roller allegedly approached the victim, a freelance photographer whose work is frequently featured in The Mercury, and attempted to take his camera “by force.” “During the struggle over the camera, the victim was struck in the face,” the report said. “He sustained an injury to his eye and is also being treated for neck and shoulder pain.” Chief Robert Schurr reportedly saw what happened and stepped in to stop the struggle. Roller stands charged of two different felony counts of robbery, two identical misdemeanor counts of simple assault, misdemeanor criminal mischief and one summary count of harassment. (Source pottsmerc.com)

Prescription fraud ring busted in Bucks County, PA.
The story starts in early 2012 when Plumstead police began looking into the use of what appeared to be a stolen prescription pad by a local man, his girlfriend and her friend. Police pieced together that suspect James Keegan Forbes, 28, of Philadelphia, had doctors’ coded numbers which enabled him to create realistic prescriptions. Forbes had a network of drug-using friends and acquaintances who became his runners, police said. Police began picking off the runners in 2012 and by March 2013 they raided Forbes’ apartment and charged him, his girlfriend and eight others with operating a prescription fraud ring. (Source phillyburbs.com)

Authorities train for shooting at Mesa Mall Sunday night
The training exercise began at 7 p.m., an hour after the mall closed to patrons. Only the mall security director and some higher ups in law enforcement and fire had complete knowledge of the training scenario details before the practice started, so Grand Junction Police officers, dispatchers, Colorado State Patrol troopers and firefighters and paramedics from Grand Junction, Central Orchard Mesa and Palisade fire departments were not able to prepare for the scenario beyond knowing there would be an incident in the mall. Roads were blocked off and ambulances and other vehicles were called out to the mall entrances between Sears and Herberger’s to search for the mock shooter and help “victims.” About a dozen volunteers made up to look like they had been shot were dispensed into the mall as the exercise played out. Radio traffic between agencies kept everyone involved in touch on the step-by-step response. Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Dan Chermok said exercises like these help agencies involved work together to prepare for a wide variety of scenarios. (Source gjsentinel.com)

Ohio Governor Supports Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology
Sorting through millions of Ohioans' driver's license photos with facial-recognition software is OK to catch crooks but not to weed out duplicate license applicants, says Gov. John Kasich. (Source lawofficer.com)


 

 











 



















































 



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Safety on the Line as Beltway Budget Battles Loom
According to the Center for Effective Government's report, OSHA is underfunded and lacking the resources they need for their mission of protecting workers, and if they have to cut more in their budget, it could have a drastic impact on workplace safety. Author of the report, Nick Schwellenbach, said "While OSHA is trying to mitigate the immediate impacts of budget cuts, Washington's continuing obsession with deficits will cause OSHA to be less effective in protecting workers." The report also claims while OSHA is trying to protect their essential functions, they have already felt the blow from sequestration cuts. More budget cuts would mean an impact of their spending on new-inspector training, and investigations of retaliations against workers who report violations of health and safety. (Source ehstoday.com)

Feeling Tired? Americans Sleep Less Than Most
The National Sleep Foundation released its first international pool, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and routines of people living in six different countries. They found that 53 percent of Americans said they sleep less than 7 hours on work nights, one in five Americans said they sleep less than six hours a night during the work week, and one half of Americans said they have taken a nap in the past two weeks. "This groundbreaking poll suggests that chronic sleep deprivation is a significant global health problem, " said Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D., director of Research and Investigator at NeuroTrials Research. "Relax, turn off the mobile phone and TV, and create a more pleasant bed time routine. Setting the stage for good sleep can change your life." (Source ehstoday.com)
 

 


 

Robbery crew hitting North Houston cell phone stores for tens of thousands of dollars, T-Mobile sweetens deal for informants  Houston police are searching for the armed robbers who've made off with tens of thousands of dollars worth of cell phones and other merchandise over the past two weeks. The most recent happened along the North Freeway near the North Belt. They're stealing phones from stores and cash from customers. T-Mobile is sweetening the deal for people with information by pitching in $10,000 for tips that lead to arrests. It was the fifth armed robbery of a T-Mobile store in just two weeks. Exclusive surveillance video shows the same guys responsible for two of them. We see different faces in this third robbery, but they all could be connected. In the latest one, the three men go in, order everyone to the ground and then go for the phones. While two keep their masks on, the bigger guy makes a mistake and pulls his off a couple of times. They also don't get away with much because the bag full of phones breaks. But in another one, they made out big, getting away with $50,000 worth of devices. These guys got $60,000 worth of loot and it's unclear whether a robbery at a T-Mobile Thursday afternoon is linked. (Source abclocal.go.com)

Thieves in $2.6 million smash-and-grab raid on Paris jewelry store  A smash-and-grab on a high end Paris store saw four robbers make off with jewelry and watches valued at over $2.6 million early Monday. At around 4:30 a.m. local time (11.30 p.m. ET) the thieves rammed an SUV into the front of the Casty store, near the prestigious Place Vendome, a well-known square in the center of the French capital that is home to a number of jewelers and high-end stores. After scooping up jewelry and watches estimated to be worth 2 million euros ($2.6 million) the thieves reversed their car out of the store and set fire to it before making off in another vehicle, Le Monde reported. (Source nbcnews.com)

Electronics store employee in Killeen, Texas allegedly embezzled more than $230K 
A 38-year-old Copperas Cove woman is being held in Bell County Jail after a Killeen electronics and appliance business discovered she had allegedly embezzled more than $230,000. Cinthia Dawn Crane was charged with theft over $200,000, a first-degree felony, for allegedly stealing money from Modern TV and Appliance for more than three years. The owner of the business reported to Killeen police on July 8 that Crane, his administrative assistant, had written numerous unauthorized checks from the business’ account to herself and two other people. In total, the checks amounted to $235,917. Mills told police he became suspicious of Crane after she refused to provide bank statements to his accountant. He discovered the unauthorized checks after he was able to independently access the account. (Source kxxv.com)




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Canadian nationwide phone scam continues with Shoppers Drug Mart as the focal point  First reported over a month ago the scam continues with people in Ontario and in New Brunswick worried about the security of their personal information. They say the calls appear to originate from local numbers and once answered, a recorded message tells recipients they have won a free trip from Shoppers Drug Mart. Individuals are then connected to a live operator who asks for their credit card information. Shoppers Drug Mart spokeswoman Lana Gogas said the company, recently purchased by Loblaw Inc., has contacted the RCMP to investigate. Many stores, including some in Ottawa, have also posted signs warning customers about the scam. The RCMP has told people to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre with any complaints. (Source cbc.ca)

Three men busted hitting Wal-Mart on Long Island with counterfeit credit cards and IDs  Three men faced arraignment Saturday morning on forgery charges for using fake credit cards at a Walmart store in Westbury, Nassau County police said. Tried to make purchases on Friday with fraudulent credit cards and after four of the credit cards were declined, the store's loss prevention officer asked for identification and to see one of the cards. One of the defendants handed over a driver's license and a credit card with alterations and defects, police said. (Source newsday.com)

Volusia County, Florida sheriff's office busts counterfeit credit card thief buying $500 gift cards - may be involved in other counties as well  Four-month investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office culminated in the arrest on Thursday of Marwan Kurtu on theft and fraud charges. And Kurtu may face additional criminal charges, as other law enforcement agencies also have him under investigation. Using counterfeit credit cards to buy $500 gift cards. (Source volusiasheriff.org)

Two busted in Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, CA., with credit card embossing machine, fake credit cards and pawn slips  Michael Anthony Motano, 35, of La Puente was arrested on suspicion of committing a felony while on bail, forgery, possession of equipment to commit fraud and identity theft. Kristi Nicole Thibodeaux, 25, of Chino was was arrested on suspicion of possession of concentrated cannabis. Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Investigator McClanahan at the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station at 951-245-3358. (Source pe.com)

700 people - thousands in purchases - Decatur, TX., residents are seeing their credit card numbers used all over the country and Jamaica  The banks will have to absorb the fraudulent charges. The nearest case was at a Wal-Mart in Houston. Detectives will be looking at the surveillance video there to see if they can get a suspect. (Source myfoxfw.com)


Milwaukee Police investigating an armed robbery at Toys R Us  Milwaukee Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Toys ‘R Us store near 27th and Howard on Milwaukee’s south side. The incident happened just after 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 6th, when an unknown suspect walked into the store, took out a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of money. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported during the robbery. (Source todaystmj4.com)

Summerville, South Carolina Police release photos of burglar who cut his way into Big Lots cash room 
Police in Summerville have released several photos of a man they say cut through sheet rock into the Big Lots cash room during a burglary attempt early Friday. The break-in happened a little before 2 a.m. at the store located on Dorchester Road. Police say it appears the suspect was able to gain entrance to the store by removing screws from an access cover located just above an HVAC unit near the loading dock. Police say it appears the suspect entered through the access cover and dropped down into a room adjacent to the cash room. Investigators say the burglar cut a 18" by 18" hole and climbed through it. The suspect pulled the filing cabinet from the wall and knocked some papers off the safe. He also appeared to remove a black bag from behind the filing cabinet, but the manager said he didn't know the bag was even there. (Source journalscene.com)

Fayetteville police seek suspects in American Way Value Center burglary 
Fayetteville police is seeking three suspects involved in a burglary at the American Way Value Center on Sept. 1. The burglary occurred about 7 a.m. at 4428 Bragg Boulevard. Three suspects were seen walking in front of the business and then using a brick or rock to shatter a window, according to police. The suspects entered the business through the broken window and stole multiple electronic items, according to a release. The burglary was captured on video surveillance. (Source abclocal.com)

Safeway shoplifter caught by Police K9 in Spokane Valley
  Spokane Valley Police arrested a 23-year-old man Friday evening after they say he tried to steal a large amount of alcohol from a Safeway. Witnesses tell police the suspect tried to leave the store with over $200 dollars worth of alcohol and was actually tackled by a customer in the parking lot. The suspect was able to get away, but police quickly arrived and set up a perimeter. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Tevan Williams, was found by K9 Unit Lazlo hiding in some bushes near Mission and Locust. Police say Williams had a warrant for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and a 1st Degree Robbery charge will now be added. (Source krem.com)

Armed gunman robs a North Carolina Sally Beauty store
Police on Friday were searching for a man suspected of committing an armed robbery Thursday at Sally Beauty Supply in Zebulon. Police responded to the call about 7:30 p.m. and were advised by store employees a man entered the store and posed as a shopper before producing a small black handgun and demanding money from a clerk. Two employees and two customers were inside the store at the time of the robbery, no shots were fired and no on was injured in the incident. (Source easternwakenews.com)

Two New Jersey Verizon employees charged with theft of over $30,000 in smart phones 
Cedar Grove Police have charged two Verizon store employees with the theft of numerous smart phones taken from the Verizon Store on Pompton Avenue. The two defendants, Jonathan Butler, 26, of Verona and Luis O. Robles, 31, of Paterson were charged following an investigation initiated on Monday, Sept. 2, after the store owners reported numerous phones missing from inventory. A review of store surveillance video led to the identification of Butler as a suspect in the thefts and further investigation led to the identification of Robles as a second suspect. The investigation resulted in theft charges being brought against both men. Butler was charged on Sept. 3. with the theft of 45 phones having an aggregate value of $27,000. Robles was charged on Sept. 4. with the theft of six phones having an aggregate value of $4,000. Both were processed at police headquarters and released pending a Sept. 12 Superior Court Arraignment in Newark. (Source patch.com)

Police in Wisconsin arrest two after Walmart theft, police pursuit crash
Franklin police have announced the arrest of two female suspects accused of shoplifting from the Walmart store. Police say the theft occurred early Sunday morning, September 8th, just before 2:00 a.m. Police say about $1,650 worth of merchandise was stolen from the Walmart store. A responding officer located the suspect vehicle in the area, and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop, and fled from police for approximately 2.5 miles, at which point the vehicle spun out, and struck a street sign at West College Ave. and South Lake Drive in Cudahy. That’s when the two female suspects were taken into custody without incident, according to police. (Source cbs58.com)

Six Orlando Men Rob Nike Store at Ellenton Outlet Mall 
Manatee County sheriff's deputies say they arrested six men from Orlando suspected of committing armed robberies at outlet malls. After a hold-up at the Nike store at the outlet mall in Ellenton on Saturday night, deputies reported arresting Kelsey Coffey,26, Keenan Davis, 26, Moses Patterson, 22, Jamal Tillman, 22, Danoris Scott, 23, and Tiandre Rogers, 23, on armed robbery charges. Coffey and Davis are also charged with false imprisonment. Deputies were on alert and looking for the suspects, who are also accused of committing several armed robberies of outlet malls in the Orlando area. Davis and Coffey reportedly rushed the doorway as two clerks at the Nike store at the mall in Ellenton were about to lock up and leave. The male clerk was struck in the head and both clerks were restrained with zip ties. The clerks were reportedly forced to open the safe, from which cash was stolen. Deputies, who were on special patrol at the mall, say they apprehended Coffey and Davis while they tried to rejoin in the others in a getaway car. The suspects in the vehicle reportedly possessed a shotgun and a handgun. (Source baynews9.com)
 

 


 

eBay Connect and Collaborate

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, eBay will host some of the nation's leaders in combating organized retail crime at its new facility in Draper, Utah. The meeting will begin at 8:00AM and conclude at 4:00PM.

The agenda will include updates on PROACT, presentations from retail executives, eBay executives, and key law enforcement officials dedicated to combating organized retail crime.

Samples of companies currently confirmed are as follows:

Barnes & Noble
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CVS pharmacy
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Kohl's
Kroger
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Macy's
Rite Aid
Wal-Mart

Please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting Lauren Cunningham via email (lcunning@ebay.com) or phone (801-201-5762).
 

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Once again, the New England State Retail Associations are combining forces to host the seventh annual Organized Retail Crime Symposium for retailers and law enforcement on Thursday, Sept 19th at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Below is information on the eight hour event, and a link to the website:

http://www.retailersma.org/pages/822_orc_conference.cfm


Please join us as we strive to raise awareness and bringing people together to discuss this escalating problem is a necessary step in fighting organized retail crime. Organized crime not only affects a retailer’s bottom line, it also affects the safety and security of their employees and customers. For the past five years, this conference has successfully brought together over 250 retailers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and policy makers together to discuss and further expose this important issue.

When:

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Where: DCU Center - Worcester, Massachusetts (50 Foster Street)
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn
35 Major Taylor Blvd
Worcester, MA 01608
Room rate: $119 per night plus taxes (Call 508- 753-5700)
Ask for NE Retail Associations room block.
Rate is available for September 18 & 19

 



The first Michigan ORC conviction
A homeless woman who stole clothes from Kohl's Department Store with the intention of selling them to friends has the dubious distinction of being the first person to be sentenced for the offense of organized retail crime in Kent County, Grand Rapids, MI.
(Source mlive.com)


Ft. Oglethorpe Police bust multi-state credit card fraud  A quick thinking Kmart employee is being credited with bringing down the largest case of credit card fraud Fort Oglethorpe has ever seen. Police say this pair tried to use a fake credit card at the store last Thursday. An employee was suspicious and called police. After a short chase, officers caught up to the suspects and discovered piles of expensive merchandise, fake credit cards, and an embossing machine. Investigators say the pair, who police have still not been able to identify, was stealing people's identities and using the information to make the cards. Police Chief Jeff Holcomb says it's the most elaborate operation he's seen, and it spans several states. "It looks like they've been to South Carolina, Atlanta, the Chattanooga area, of course here in Fort Oglethorpe," he listed, "and from what we can tell they're going toward Nashville and we've also got connection to Chicago." Holcomb believes further investigation will reveal other suspects, involved at a higher level. (Source wrcbtv.com)

$12,000 worth of cellphones stolen from Walmart store in Thomasville, N.C.
Thomasville police are looking for three men whom they say stole more than 21 cell phones valued at $12,441 from a Wal-Mart store on Liberty Drive on Tuesday, authorities last Thursday.
(Source journalnow.com)

Miami-Dade Police bust fencing operation after an 8-month investigation at a Flea Market  One of Miami’s area Village Flea Market vendor’s was shutdown following an 8 month investigation for selling stolen merchandise. Miami Dade Police Robbery Unit and undercover detectives arrested Gloria Pang Youn Byun at the P&S jewelry shop. Detectives confiscated cases after cases of bright gold jewelry including watches, chains, pendants and diamonds. During the eight-month undercover operation, police say, Byun took their bait when an undercover officer presented her with a broken chain, Friday. (Source wsvn.com)

Refund fraud ring operating in Michigan
Michigan State Police are investigating a retail fraud scam occurring at various Wal-Marts in the state of Michigan, including locations in Bay City and Saginaw. Suspects are returning video game merchandise that has been re-sealed with counterfeit or blank game discs inside, the department said. Anyone with information related to the scam is asked to contact MSP's Tri City Post.
(Source wsgw.com)


Police arrest man accused of stealing $30K worth of iPads from several PA. Walmart stores  42-year-old Scott Reed is responsible for stealing merchandise from stores in Westmoreland, Armstrong, Butler and Fayette counties. Reed is allegedly responsible for stealing merchandise from four Walmart stores since Aug. 1, according to the affidavit filed in the Cranberry case. (Source wpxi.com)

 

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American Dynamics Adds Industry’s Fastest PTZ to HD Camera Line

High-Speed Illustra 625 HD PTZ ideal for accurately tracking criminal activity in retail environments


WESTFORD, MA. August, 2013 –– American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), has introduced the Illustra 625 PTZ High-Definition (Full HD) IP camera, designed for retail applications where locating, tracking and zooming in on subject details are critical. The high-performance Illustra 625 is the fastest HD PTZ on the market, delivering crystal clear images quickly, whether used in live monitoring or in forensic investigations.

Based on latency testing standards used by the U.S. Air Force and NASA, the Illustra 625 PTZ camera delivers analog-like precision without compromising megapixel resolution. The Illustra 625 PTZ sets a new standard for low latency response. It has tested 20%-30% faster than the major competition and represents a quantum leap in bridging the performance of analog PTZ with 1080p megapixel resolution. This helps loss prevention professionals precisely follow subjects through a store, warehouse or loading dock and apprehend them before they remove merchandise from the premises, falsify trip and slip claims, or participate in other criminal activities. Fast and accurate tracking can mean the difference between making a handsome profit and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through theft.

The Illustra 625 HD PTZ camera actively modulates the pan and tilt speed in proportion to the amount of zoom used and surpasses the maximum speed and return-to-position accuracy of competitive HD PTZ cameras.

“The exceptionally low latency for controlling an analog PTZ camera that retailers have grown accustomed to was our benchmark in developing the Illustra 625 HD PTZ camera”, said Joel White, senior product manager for American Dynamics. “With the new Illustra PTZ, retailers can more accurately track individuals to aid in the reduction of shrinkage and other criminal activity which will strengthen their bottom line and ultimately improve the overall customer experience.”

American Dynamics provides a superior end-to-end solution with Illustra IP cameras and the VideoEdge video management system, and is available through our worldwide channel of dealers and integrators.

For more information on the Illustra 625 PTZ camera, please visit www.americandynamics.net

Contact:
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Eclipse Media Group
+1 207-319-7372/ +1-207-510-0029
agural@eclipsemediagroup.net/cwoods@eclipsemediagroup.net
 

 


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LP Manager Sears Flint, MI Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager Kmart Bronx, NY Sears Holdings Corp
LP Manager in Training Sears Lansing, MI Sears Holdings Corp
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It's important to have the right people on your team and in your company if you want to grow and succeed. People who are passionate about their work and stay engaged in their jobs are the ones you need to concentrate on hiring. If you follow these four steps, you will make sure you're hiring good people from the start. (Look for a pattern of engagement)
 

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Looking at one's career should be viewed as a long-term investment tool that maximizes the individual's return on their efforts. Similar to any other investment strategy, a career is the building blocks for retirement. However, as most studies show, job satisfaction and recognition is as important and in some studies more important than monetary rewards. So how one reaches a balance is the key and making sure you challenge yourself about them periodically is wise.

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing

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