Retail Security: Three Key Advantages to Having Security Officers at your Retail Business

Retail Security: Three Key Advantages to Having Security Officers at your Retail Business

With retailers back open and fully functional, the challenge of balancing the security of your shop alongside the legal requirement of customers to wear face masks becomes much more of a reality. If your business has previously relied on CCTV footage, how will it be effective if the shoplifting or offender has their face legally covered - therefore masking their identity? Our security officers, with their keen eyes and full training, can support retailers across the country.

Supporting your retail staff

Our security officers can be thought of as an extension of your team. They are in place to protect your staff from anti-social behaviour and confront shoplifters, retaining them until the local authorities are able to attend. This allows your retail team to focus on paying customers, minimising the disruption that crime can have at your business, allowing things to run normally whilst we handle the situation at hand.

Whilst social distancing measures are still in place, we can also support with ensuring government guidelines are abided to inside your shop, meaning you won’t be at risk of costly fines.

Undercover security

With the introduction of face masks comes the reduction of the effectiveness of CCTV in identifying criminals at retail businesses. Whilst uniformed security officers act as an excellent deterrent to crime, they are also – in their nature – very obvious, and stand out against the crowd. This has its distinct advantages (mentioned below) but also can make them a target to avoid should an opportunistic shoplifter try their luck in your store. Undercover security officers are much more discrete, and our years of experience enable a subtle but highly effective measure against crime.

The safety of your customers

Uniformed security officers are quickly identifiable, and this makes them a great addition to any business – particularly for the safety of your customers. New legislation requires all SIA licensed security officer to hold a fire aid certification, making them excellent first responders should a medical emergency arise. They can also step in if a customer feels unsafe, such as if they are being followed or threatened. Security officers hold a position of trust in society, and security officers are Cater Security Solutions are calm, professional and excellent at their jobs, making them a great addition to any retail team.

For more information on how we can support your retail business with quality security please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up to date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

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