New retail challenges – supported by technology

    New Year’s Eve is always filled with plans and wishes for what the new year will look like. This year, no one could have predicted that the world would change so drastically in a matter of weeks. As we all find ourselves navigating completely new and uncharted waters, where social distancing and enforced lockdowns are […]

      The retail landscape is changing: How to adjust with audio and analytics

      Not long ago, taking a trip to the retail store, dining out, and going to the gym were normal things to do, among other leisurely activities. This all came to an abrupt halt when many states put into effect shelter-in-place orders. But now, as some states begin to slowly reopen, retail stores are faced with […]

        Frictionless Access Control, what it is and what it could be

        Frictionless There is a growing debate around the application of non-contact physical security – ‘frictionless’ as it is being described. The reasoning includes the quicker processing of people, securely, into and out of managed buildings and places, as well as the emerging requirement for distancing and avoiding contact with surfaces – keypads being a good […]

          Cybersecurity, the NIS Directive and our essential service providers

          The global COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for us all. What has become apparent throughout is how reliant society is on the operators of essential services (OESs) and digital service providers (DSPs). In these unprecedented times we have certainly seen some of the OESs being pushed to their limits. This should make us reflect […]

            Welcome to the Little Shop of Surveillance Horrors!

            Managers and owners of shops are incredibly busy people, with multiple tasks to manage: making customers happy, keeping shelves stocked with products, managing staff, reducing and preventing loss…the list is almost endless. While in many stores video surveillance is in place, its ongoing management might not be a priority. And this can be costly when […]

              Are retailers doing enough to secure their customer data?

              Retail is constantly transforming, with self-service checkouts, the unmanned grocery store and ‘click and collect’ providing prime examples of the innovative ways in which technology has enhanced retail operations. Yet the systems that sit behind this frictionless shopping experience, with their complex layers of customer data, present a compelling and valuable target for cyber criminals. […]