Shopping Centers

Does Your City Let You Track Neighborhood Crime Like This?

Posted by Amy Hite on March 20, 2019

Do you know where neighborhood crime is happening in your city? Is it near your home or workplace? Residents and businesses in Frisco, Texas, have a way to get answers to all their neighborhood crime questions with an interactive visual tool. Crime Mapping Frisco Residents and…

What to Do with Vacant Retail Centers That Need a New Life

Posted by Rick Charney on March 18, 2019

Payless ShoeSource has announced its plans to close all U.S. stores and wind down its e-commerce activity. With national retailers like Payless ShoeShource announcing closings and bankruptcies, the industry feared vacancy rates would skyrocket. However, real estate research firm…

On-Site Speakers Thwart Shopping Center Theft

Posted by Amy Hite on March 14, 2019

Shopping centers are full of unique security challenges from vandalism and theft to storefront damage and unwanted activity in the parking lots and garages. In this Catch of the Month video, our security operators spotted a suspect trying to smash the door of a shopping center.

What Makes an Effective Retail Center Security Solution?

Posted by Rick Charney on March 14, 2019

Get Your Complete Guide to Securing Your Shopping Center Property Now. The key to retail success is to have a seamless omnichannel strategy, ensure the shopping center has amenities to attract customers, and minimize vandalism, loitering, dumpster diving, and other factors that…

This Is Why Retail Centers Absolutely Need Pop-Up Shops

Posted by Rick Charney on March 11, 2019

You've seen them popping up in October, weeks before Halloween. They also show up in plenty of time for Christmas season. These temporary stores are pop-up shops that fill in vacancies at retail centers, shopping mall spaces and kiosks, and shuttered grocery stores and…

2 Big Ways Shopping Centers Can Boost Revenues

Posted by Rick Charney on March 1, 2019

Shopping centers are not going away. Still, they need to find ways to generate more revenues, with e-commerce capturing 9 percent of sales per year according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. Fortunately, retail management has two very creative and different ways to…

This Will Make You Rethink Live Video Monitoring Companies

Posted by Sudesh Jangalee on February 8, 2019

Think about luxury and economy cars. If you remove the price tag, which would you choose? You most likely will pick the luxury car. Why? Because it offers more. More features, more top-quality materials, more comfort, just more everything. When you're looking for the best…

Results: NRF 2018 National Retail Security Survey

Posted by Rick Charney on January 28, 2019

The good news for retailers is that shrink rates have shrunk from the previous year according to the 2018 National Retail Security Survey. Shrink — the loss of inventory due to theft, error, fraud, or shoplifting — costs 1.33 percent of sales, which totals $46.8 billion. That…