Well aware that shrink losses are eating away at profits, retailers are deploying a wide range of new security and surveillance technologies, but in many cases it's one of the older systems -- closed-circuit television -- that's still heralded as the most effective. "I would rate the effectiveness of CCTV a 9.5 on a scale from one to 10," said Nick Barilla, director of loss prevention for Giant Food, Landover, Md. "It ends up being a time saver for us, so instead of someone watching the ...

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