The top 5 anti-theft tools you can use to protect your retail store in 2021

The top 5 anti theft tools you can use to protect your retail store in 2021

For retail bosses, protecting your staff, customers, and store are a few of the most important parts of running your business.

The chances are, you’ll probably see protecting your retail outlet the same way you do your own home. So if your business premises were unfortunately involved in a criminal attack, this would undoubtedly feel as distressing as if it were your own property.

Retail stores, in particular, are prone to crime and opportunistic thieves, and this shows no signs of change throughout 2021.

The British Retail Consortium revealed that over £1 billion was lost to thieving criminals in 2020 alone as part of its research into the state of retail crime.

Retailers have responded to this by investing around £1.2 billion in crime prevention tools and devices, ensuring they are prepared for any attacks as shops reopen in the next few months.

So, if you’re looking for ways you can ensure your security solutions are up to scratch as we begin to return to some form of normality, here are the top anti-theft devices we recommend investing in for 2021.

Manned guarding

Security cameras have, and always will be, an effective way of maintaining a close eye on your retail store, particularly for the evidence needed to find the criminals involved.

But, there is something to be said about the presence of a security guard when preventing these criminals from targeting your store in the first place.

Manned guarding helps create a safe and secure environment for your employees and customers during peak hours and is a proactive approach to securing your store.

The presence of a security officer will give an active message to criminals in the area; that you’re on top of your retail security.

These criminals will often break into stores that appear to lack the necessary security systems, so don’t find yourself in a position where you are making your business an easy target.

Merchandising security

Although not the most sophisticated anti-theft tool for a retail store, it’s essential that you also look to protect your merchandise from opportunistic attacks.

Merchandising security includes a range of simple, affordable and practical tools to ensure your stock is secure, protecting your products when your back is turned.

There is a wide variety of merchandising security tools available for cost-effective prices that suit a wide range of retail environments.

For example, if you run a clothing store, security tags are worth the investment to allow you to keep an eye on thieves targeting your business.

Electronics stores are also commonly targeted by criminals due to the high cost of stock. This type of retail outlet can look into security labels, secure displays and other alarm cable tags to prevent an opportunistic attack.

24 Hour Control Room

When you’re not at your retail outlet, you may feel like there’s nobody there to protect your business from criminals looking to break in during the dead of night.

This worry may keep you up at night, so it’s essential to invest in the relevant security measures, not only for your peace of mind but also to protect your most important asset.

Investing in a security team to monitor your business around the clock via a central control room allows you to keep constant watch over your business, day and night, 24 hours a day if required.

The surveillance team will monitor unwanted interest in your premises, notifying you of suspicious activity that occurs at any hour of the day.

At 3000 Security, our control room never shuts.

By investing in a security team that can monitor your business all hours of the day, you can rest assured that your retail store is looked after when you’re not there to do so yourself.

CCTV Systems

CCTV Systems are the most commonly used method of protecting businesses across the UK. 

Today, the CCTV systems on offer allow you to find a suitable solution that works for both your business and budget. 

The benefits of CCTV are endless, helping you feel assured that your business is being monitored when you’re not there.

At 3000 Security, we provide a range of the highest quality CCTV systems available, allowing you to see a clear image of your store and any perpetrators that may be looking to target your business.

The presence of a working, modern CCTV system is an effective deterrent against these opportunistic criminals and will continue to be a popular anti-theft tool for years to come.

Anti-theft signage

After investing in all your security solutions for your business, it’s important that you also display this clearly to opportunistic thieves.

It’s also important to highlight to customers that they’re being watched and protected as they shop.

And what’s more, signage is a cost-effective way of communicating with the general public that your retail security is up to scratch.

If you’re looking for a professional security company that can help recommend the most suitable security solutions for your retail store, please get in touch with us today.

A member of the 3000 Security team will be happy to assist you, finding the most suitable anti-theft tools available for you. 

Why not give us a call on 0121 244 7755 or send us an email at info@3000security.co.uk, and an expert will be in touch with you shortly.