The Fresh Market Implements New Lock and Key Management in All Stores

first_imgInstaKey Security Systems has recently completed a new implementation with The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, on their new lock and key management program designed to add process and structure to their mechanical key system, while lowering associated costs.In less than three months, The Fresh Market converted 160+ stores nationwide, to the proprietary InstaKey Key Management System. All locations received new, small-format interchangeable lock hardware and Store Management uses InstaKey’s® to issue keys and manage their key holder population.“Every time we work with InstaKey, their commitment to us, the project and to their personal/corporate integrity shines through,” explains Joe Oliveira, CFI, director of asset protection at The Fresh Market. “The InstaKey program is a huge success. The program has become part of our culture and it is helping us better protect our team members, guests, product, cash and data. We just couldn’t do it without InstaKey’s help and support. To top it off, converting an entire company in under three months has to be a world record!”- Sponsor – This new partnership with InstaKey also makes future lock changes easy. When keys are lost or unaccounted for, using user-rekeyable locks eliminates the need make an expensive locksmith callout when a step change key is the only tool required to complete a rekey. This allows for immediate lock changes to keep stores and areas within stores secure.The software and service behind the lock hardware makes a significant difference in managing the key system, allowing The Fresh Market to easily take control of managing the system and reducing costs. This is accomplished through restricted keys that cannot be duplicated, cloud-based software that maintains and tracks the system’s integrity and a dedicated team of subject matter experts at InstaKey that help administrate the key system management with The Fresh Market team.For more information, visit Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Cord-Cutting For Some: HBO Now Launches With A Limited Apple TV Exclusive

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… If you want HBO Now, the only cable-free option for watching shows like Game of Thrones, you’re going to need Apple TV. During Apple’s live event Monday, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced that the service will launch with Apple as its exclusive partner.Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced a price cut for Apple TV, to $69 from $99. While a $30 price drop is considerable, it still means Apple TV costs more than competitors like Google’s Chromecast and the Roku stick. See also: Stream Engines: How To Choose Between The Apple TV, Roku 2 And ChromecastThis lofty price is why Apple TV adoption has tended to lag behind that of its rivals. In 2013, both Chromecast and Roku outsold Apple TV nearly 2 to 1. To catch up, Apple TV was going to need to either seriously improve its product—or snag an exclusive deal its competitors couldn’t get. With no new Apple TV on the horizon, it has clearly chosen the latter. It’s not yet clear how long Apple’s exclusivity will extend. [Update: “The exclusive agreement with Apple is for three months among new digital distributors,” according to an HBO spokesperson.]For HBO, restricting its cable-free option to Apple only isn’t any more limiting than the previous business model, which only allowed customers to watch streaming shows if they also had a cable plan (or friends or family with one).HBO Now will be priced at $14.99 a month and offer access to HBO’s complete library of original shows. Plepler added that customers who sign up in April will get a free month.Image courtesy of Apple lauren orsini Tags:#Apple TV#chromecast#cord-cutting#HBO#HBO Now#Roku#streaming TV 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Ranji players unpaid for last 3 seasons, DDCA president clueless

first_imgEven as Delhi cricketers sweat it out in their endeavour to win titles, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) hasn’t paid its Ranji Trophy players for the last three seasons. If that isn’t sad enough – considering that some of India’s best cricketers in the last decade have been produced by Delhi – current president S.P. Bansal isn’t even aware of their plight.When confronted, Bansal said this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was postponed and that resulted in considerable delay in sending this year’s accounts details to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and that ultimately led to the overall delay. But when told that it wasn’t a one-off situation and this has been happening over three seasons, he said he wasn’t aware of the fact.”I am not aware of the last three seasons. I am not the concerned person. But yes, as for this year, the holdup was due to the postponement of the AGM which ultimately led to a delay in sending the financial documents to the BCCI. But that should be sorted in a month’s time,” he told Mail Today.Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that the players have raised the issue. During the Ranji season itself, the players had made their concern known and then acting president Chetan Chauhan had promised to resolve the issue at the earliest.”I came to know about the matter only after you spoke to me about it. But I have spoken to those concerned. The documents for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons have already been sent to the BCCI and I have asked them to also prepare the documents for the 2013-14 season at the earliest. I will take up the matter with the BCCI and ensure that the players are paid as soon as possible. Nobody can deprive them of their hard-earned money,” Chauhan had earlier told Mail Today.advertisementBut on Wednesday, Chauhan once again assured action. “Give me time till June 1 and the problem shall be solved,” he said.One of the players said that it was highly unprofessional and if needed, the DDCA should look at paying in intervals like in case of some Indian Premier League franchises rather than holding the full payment.”In the IPL also, we are not always paid at one go. Sometimes, we are paid half the amount say in April and the other half at a later stage. We all love playing for Delhi and it is no secret that we are what we are because of the opportunity we got here. But then, we also need to be rewarded.”In fact, more than anything, what hurts is the fact that they have time and again promised to come forward and pay, but the end result hasn’t really changed,” he said.Delhi coach Vijay Dahiya too echoed his sentiments. “I am not threatening or trying to raise chaos. All I am doing is requesting for the DDCA to act on the commitment they have made to the whole team,” he said.last_img read more