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1. Colo. hotel hit with scam phone calls

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

Guests at a hotel in Denver received calls, believed to be from the front desk, informing them that the hotel lost their credit card information and needed it on file. "The guests released their credit card information, along with their PIN, and shortly thereafter, felt a little suspicious," said Everett Moore, a Denver police department officer. KUSA-TV (Denver) (10/12)


2. New portable door lock claims to be unbreakable

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

A new portable door lock claims to provide the ultimate level of room security for travelers in hotels around the world. The Easylock is a stainless steel device said to be the "world's lightest and most practical temporary door lock." The latch and lock plate weighs less than an iPhone. Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The (09/19)


3. Free Guide: Retail Theft Response

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

Retail theft costs retailers lost revenue estimates in the billions each year. Meanwhile, lawsuits against retailers for the improper handling of retail theft incidents have increased over the last decade. As a result, merchants and retail security experts have been forced to reconsider approaches to retail theft incidents and crime in general. Download this guide to learn the contemporary, proactive approach to retail theft incidents as recommended by Valor Security Services.


4. U.S. reviews Waldorf Astoria sale over security concerns

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

Anbang Insurance Group's recent purchase of the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel is being reviewed by the U.S. government, which has raised security concerns over reported renovation plans for the property. The hotel is home to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and hosts diplomats yearly for the U.N. General Assembly. Skift (10/13)


5. Hotels offer guests meeting-space control

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

More hotels are responding to guests' desire for greater control over their meeting space by providing technology that offers more flexibility and customization. That can mean anything from touch-screen walls to the ability to create an on-site secure server. "A lot of meeting planners have told us the days of just finding a place to book their meeting is gone," said Myesha Cross, marketing manager at Westin Peachtree in Atlanta. "They're looking to create memorable experiences." HotelNewsNow.com (09/25)


6. What you need to know about retail theft and its organization

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

Organized retail crime continues to be a major drain on the retail sector's profitability. According to the National Retail Federation, the annual cost of ORC is $30 billion, contributing to shrinkage that costs more than 2% of total retail sales on average. Retailers are increasingly seeing that a specialized and coordinated response involving governments and law enforcement is needed to adequately address the problem. Security Management magazine (10/2014)


7. Column: 8 tips for how to survive a travel nightmare

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

Bad things can happen when you travel, says business travel columnist Joe Brancatelli. "If you don't plan, you're likely to spend more than a few nights sleeping on an airport floor relying on the kindness of strangers," he writes. He offers eight tactics for making those travel nightmares somewhat better. American City Business Journals (10/02)


8. Major retailers team up to fight theft

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

J.C. Penney, Macy's, Target, Home Depot and Rite Aid are among more than 100 companies that have partnered with the New York City Police Department to form the Metropolitan Organized Retail Crime Alliance. Members of the group will regularly share information on thefts and incidents at their own stores with each other and with more than 50 law enforcement agencies including the FBI. Daily News (New York) (09/24)


9. Mobil apps for hotels present security challenges

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

Hospitality Technology online (10/02)


10. New technology and partnerships encouraged to fight organized retail crime

Valor Security Services Advisor | Oct 15, 2014

During the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance's annual conference, loss prevention experts urged the retail sector to invest in new technology and partner with law enforcement agencies to fight ORC. The conference's master of ceremonies, Kevin M. Plante, told more than 300 attendees that technology will help mitigate losses. Security Director News (Langhorne, Pa.) (free registration) (10/10)




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