Retail Security Ahead of Boxing Day and New Year’s Sales
Looking at the latest figures from The British Retail Consortium (BRC), they have found the level of shoplifting, cybercrime and fraud is at its highest ever. With these incidents costing the UK retail industry a shocking £603m last year – that’s an average cost of theft of £241 per incident! With Boxing Day and New Year’s Day sales expected to bring millions to high street’s across the UK, we’re helping retailers prepare for this busy period.
More often than not, retailers will have CCTV systems installed to catch and incriminate any thieves or trespassers. However, over the Boxing Day and New Year period you may require a physical security guard inside your store.
At Safe Security, we understand the importance of SIA guards and so we are able to offer our retail clients SIA qualified security guards to act a visible deterrent for criminals. Our guards are also skilled in blending in as customers or employees, putting them in the perfect position to observe and report back to management.
With our knowledge of the retail industry, we understand that employee fraud or theft accounts for a further third of losses. Unfortunately, these issues arise when retailers are more concerned with crimes within the store – not including any internal crime. However, the team here at Safe Security Specialist Security Solutions London have a excellent method for addressing internal theft or fraud.
For internal issues, we believe that an ‘interview and reference’ process must be put in place to stopping the issues. While not guaranteed, this method goes a long way to fix any internal issues at the source of the problem.
Our team currently work with a number of shops across London and the home counties, acting as a visible deterrent to their customers and helping to manage any internal issues you may have. As you can imagine, the Safe Security team have seen these issues numerous times and so we assure you there are a number of measures available to help prevent this and by working with you we can tackle these issues head on.
To find out more information about Safe Security’s professional security services for retailers, or any of our other security services such as fence detection system, get in touch with us on 020 8555 6800 or email [email protected].