Loss-prevention technology and the fight against employee theft


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75 percent of all employees will steal from their employer at least once. That’s a big number, and the restaurant industry isn’t immune.


Payroll pains: The mistakes killing your restaurant’s bottom line

There are three main payrolls risks: errors, cheating and compliance.

How restaurant chains can increase profits by improving energy and operational efficiency

By implementing device-level monitoring of energy consumption, chains gain unmatched visibility into the devices running their restaurants and can easily identify systems that are inefficient or improperly used.

How to protect your restaurant from a fire

Poorly cleaned hoods and ducts account for 21 percent of all restaurant fires.

The top 13 risks to restaurant operations

By having the correct equipment, protocol and training in place, a restaurant will limit its risk and perhaps even reduce Workers' Compensation costs.

6 reasons why robbers will pick your business

Robbers pick the path of least resistance and for those who fail to implement the elements of robbery prevention, the chances of being robbed rise exponentially.

Why my employees won't steal from me: 5 myths

Studies on workplace behavior, criminal investigations on employee fraud, and anecdotal stories have proven that the workplace environment must be controlled to avoid theft.

Redecorating with loss prevention

A good loss prevention program starts with an assessment of the current processes in operation.

Credit Card Skimming – A business and customer nightmare

"Hey man; how do like your job at that fast food place?" "It’s alright. It gives me a bit of cash for some bills, and I get to eat for half price." "So, do you work much in the drive-thru?" "Yeah, I work the drive-thru cash quite a bit.

Employee hotline – Avoid passing in the no passing zone

Employee Hotlines encourage employees to report incidences when they observe unsafe conditions or inappropriate behavior, and promotes a culture of ethical behavior and honesty.

The most important issue facing restaurant owners today: tip reporting

I’ve worked many years for tips. I began my restaurant career when I was 14 (don’t tell the Labor department).

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SCA launches drive-thru napkin dispenser in North America

SCA, the producer of the Tork brand of away-from-home professional hygiene products, announced the launch of the Tork Xpressnap Drive Thru Napkin Dispenser.

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Webinar to explore hiring, employee theft

On Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

SSP America expands DTT surveillance partnership

DTT has announced an expanded partnership with SSP America's North American division. The relationship began in late 2011, and has continued to grow, with DTT installing its 100th SSP location last month. As a provider of loss-prevention solutions with hardware...

Good Times loses 5 business days to Colorado floods

Good Times Restaurants Inc. reported that it lost a total of 5.5 business days of sales throughout its system due to Colorado flooding.

Panasonic launches new video surveillance, security solutions

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, will showcase its latest video surveillance technologies and solutions at ASIS International this week in Chicago. New offerings on display at the show include Panasonic's...

Restaurant loss-prevention event experiences double-digit attendance growth

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (formerly NFSSC), recently completed its 34th Annual Conference, at the M Resort, Aug. 4-7, in Las Vegas. More than 300 LP professionals participated in the meeting, marking a nearly 30 percent increase from the year prior.

Dunkin' Brands' franchisee deploys loss prevention solution

Odyssey Technologies Inc., manufacturer of Remote Eyes digital video management systems, has announced that Dunkin' Brands' franchisee Franchise Management Services Inc., has deployed its POSWatch Enterprise. Franchise Management Services Inc. owns and operates the majority of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin...

5 risk management tips for the food industry

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services LLC, a California-based insurance agency, has provided five risk management tips for the foodservice industry. Coverage for supply chain risk. Supply delivery can be interrupted by many factors, including adverse weather, infrastructure issues, price increases or damage to a supplier location.

Triton launches updated software for cash management solutions

Triton has released updated versions of software for both the VersaSafe and VersaLink smart safe, cash management solutions. Both updates will work in concert and are loaded with increased functionality, allowing operators to be more efficient when managing and obtaining...

EyesOn Digital rolls out BI and Surveillance Suite for QSRs

EyesOn Digital, a global provider of integrated security solutions, will introduce its Business Intelligence & Surveillance Suite for restaurants, QSRs and hospitality establishments next month at the NRA Show in Chicago. Since 2001, EyesOn Digital has been designing and installing...

Subway deploys exclusive loss prevention surveillance system

EZUniverse Inc., a software development company, and Independent Purchasing Cooperative Inc., the independent Subway franchisee-owned purchasing cooperative, announced a new store management platform called Subway Loss Prevention Surveillance System. It is now available to all 38,000 Subway restaurants worldwide. "Subway...

Popeyes franchisee deploys loss-prevention video service

Envysion Inc., a Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) provider, announced that Wali Enterprises, a Popeyes franchisee, is rolling out Envysion to all of its locations to combat loss. "Combining Envysion's managed video as a service solution with the Popeyes...

Video: MMF adds security feature to cash registers

MMF recently rolled out a new Advantage line for cash registers that includes extra storage for coin rolls and other iteams, and a hidden compartment for larger bills. The objective, according to Jack Dorton, MMF's channel manager, is to help...

McDonald's Australia installs DNA spray to deter robberies

McDonald's units in Sydney Australia have partnered with British company SelectaDNA to install a security system that sprays thieves with a "non-toxic solution with DNA code." According to ABC News, a string of robberies at McDonald's locations in the area...

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