Magazine Article | May 13, 2016

Security Starts At The POS

By Matt Pillar, chief editor

The POS holds a trove of information that, when appropriately leveraged, can help stop crime and aid first responders. One ISV’s idea to expose that data is getting lots of attention and fueling significant growth.

Retail can be a potentially dangerous business. From 2003 to 2008, the U.S. saw 944 homicides and 8,700 nonfatal assaults committed in the retail trade sector. In 2010, 110 of the 405 fatal workplace shooting incidents logged by the Bureau of Labor Statistics occurred in retail. Retail is home to more than one quarter of all workplace violence, more than any other single industry.