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Smart Safes for Smart People

Cash is King It has been said that cash is king, and nearly every Loss Prevention (LP) professional would likely agree. One of the greatest challenges for LP professionals has always been how to protect their respective organization’s cash from the time they receive it from customers to the time it gets deposited in the bank. Although revenue is the engine that drives business, it has no value unless it makes its way to the company’s financial institution and gets transferred to the balance sheet. Problems with cash protection have existed since the beginning of time. From the bank robberies ...
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RLPSA Member Spotlight: Calvin Quan, Envysion CEO

Meet Calvin Quan, CEO at Envysion, a leading provider of video-based business intelligence solutions, in our RLPSA Member Spotlight. What is your greatest quality/strength you are best known for? My strategic vision coupled with decisive action. I am able to share a clear and compelling vision with my team, and make the decisions necessary to get us across the finish line. What would you consider to be your area of expertise? Building value in companies and managing change to help them flourish. I’m proud to say we’ve achieved significant growth at Envysion since I’ve started—we’ve already created over 100 jobs ...
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How to Stay in the Black if Profits Decline

New Year News— 2016 was a terrible year for the restaurant industry! Here’s the low-down from TDn2K (Turning Data into Knowledge), a restaurant-industry supplier of statistics and analytics: The last month of 2016 was the weakest for sales growth in the past three years and the 4.3 percent decline in sales for December brought down the entire quarter, resulting in fourth quarter sales being the worst in five years. These findings, based on weekly sales reports from 26,000 restaurants representing over 130 brands, revealed that 2016 was the worst year for restaurants since the recession. Victor Fernandez, executive director of ...
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RLPSA Member Spotlight: Scott Elkins, UAS President

Meet RLPSA's Board Member, Scott Elkins, President at Universal Atlantic Systems, Inc., (UAS), a national provider of leading integrated security systems, in our RLPSA Member Spotlight. What is your greatest quality/strength you are best known for? Hard work. While working smart and surrounding yourself with great people is certainly a key to success, none of it comes together without an unyielding commitment to hard work. What would you consider to be your area of expertise? Building a service-based organization focusing solely on the customer experience. What is your greatest professional achievement? Creating and leading the only truly centralized national account ...
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Associate Member Spotlight: Pedro Ramos, VP Sales at Agilence

Meet RLPSA's Associate Member, Pedro Ramos, Vice President of Sales at Agilence, the industry leader in cloud-based data analytics solutions for store operations and loss prevention for retail and restaurant organizations, in our RLPSA Associate Member Spotlight. What is your greatest quality/strength you are best known for? Not sure how to answer. Anything I say will only be a fabricated answer, I don’t spend much time thinking about it. What would you consider to be your area of expertise? It has evolved from leveraging technology to drive results to now showing others how to do the same. What is your greatest ...
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Join Now to Download RLPSA Safety Program Video

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA), in partnership with Little Caesar’s, Domino’s, Cracker Barrel, Panda Express, BLD Brands, and McDonald’s, has created a sneak peek into the nation’s most effective safety programs. Join now to download your copy of this video bringing you…. Download your copy of this video, which includes: - Statistical safety data - Reality video footage - Safety tips and pointers - Real-life impact of forward-thinking safety programs - Successful safety program components Check out a preview to the safety video below: JOIN NOW to download the full version of this and other valuable members-only ...
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Violence in the Workplace – An RLPSA E-book

A violent act in the workplace is almost never the initial event or disturbance, but the last. Being proactive can help prevent workplace violence, and can also minimize undesired legal exposure. The purpose of having a workplace violence prevention program is to create an atmosphere in which employees understand that violence in the workplace is unacceptable and to educate employees about how to seek support without retaliation in order to stay safe and to help prevent disruptive behavior in the workplace. The focus of a program is to: • Protect human life • Prevent or minimize personal injury • Optimize loss ...
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Robbery Prevention & Response Checklist

With the recent increase in robberies of restaurants, it is critical to remain vigilant when entering, exiting and working inside restaurants. To help maintain a high-level of situational awareness, RLPSA Members download the Robbery Prevention & Response Checklist and decrease the chances of a robbery or another serious incident occurring at your restaurant. If you are not an RLPSA Member, click here to join RLPSA today and then download the checklist ...
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The Holiday Scams You Can Refuse to Serve

As the holiday season nears, it is common that a “customer” may try to take advantage of excellent customer service and make a false claim or allegation about an organization or one of its employees. Restaurants are frequent victims of these scams and other fraudulent claims because sometimes it is more cost effective to settle an allegation rather than contest the claim. False Claim: A “Slip & Fall” incident from a customer who was “about to buy something” or “just using the restroom.” These incidents usually have no 3rd party witness or the witness is the person with the claimant ...
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Member Spotlight: Ken Gladney, CFI

Meet RLPSA’s newest Board Member, Ken Gladney, CFI in this revealing and inspiring interview: What is your greatest quality/strength you are best known for? My integrity and self-discipline. I know that sounds a bit like a cliché, but as a Marine we are taught to take great pride in our integrity and discipline and, I do that both professionally and personally. What would you consider to be your area of expertise? This is an interesting question. I think at different stages of my career I considered myself an expert in different facets of the business. For instance; when I was ...
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