Retail Security

Tailored Retail Security solutions to reduce the loss and create a safe and secure
environment for you, your staff and customers.

Retail Security

Tailored Retail Security solutions to reduce the loss and create a safe and secure environment for you, your staff and customers.

Our retail security solutions play a pivotal role in maintaining and enforcing your loss prevention strategies.

Rest assured, the experience and knowledge of our Security Officer and Store Detectives means that you can concentrate on your business objectives and targets without the stress and worry of having to concern yourself with the security side of your business.

We understand that the retail sector comes with incredibly unique challenges, this is where our dedicated and adaptable team of Retail Security Officers and Store Detectives play a vital role in the success of your retail establishment.

The effective execution of our Retail Security Solutions helps stores to reduce loss and act as a powerful visual deterrent, they also play a pivotal role in increasing ROI, improving brand image and boosting staff and customer retention.

We have a genuine expertise in retail security, providing a dedicated retail contract management team who form a strategic partnership with our clients to fully understand their business and the key risks they face.

We understand that theft is a growing concern for retailers, which is why our Retail Security solutions are tailored to meet your business needs and to achieve the objective of reducing theft and shrinkage, whether that be employee theft or shoplifting.

We work with local police authorities and other crime prevention agencies such as Retailers Against Crime to develop enhanced and effective strategies to tackle retail crime head on; protecting profits and creating safe and secure retail environments.

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We provide fully SIA licensed and comprehensively insured Retail Security Officers, Store Detectives, Covert Security Officers, Retail Security Consultants and CCTV Licensed Officers, which can be provided on a temporary or permanent basis, all of whom have been stringently vetted to the BS 7858.

Our Security Officers and Store Detectives are equipped to deal with not just theft but any security issue which may arise during the course of their duties and are all fully trained in the following:

  • Conflict Management & Communications
  • Dealing with Accidents & Emergencies (First Aid, Fire, Terrorism)
  • Civil Recovery
  • Loss Prevention
  • PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act)

All our Retail Security teams are highly trained to:

  • Recognise theft threats
  • Ensure customers and staff feel safe by creating and maintaining a relaxed environment for shoppers and employees a like
  • Provide ongoing surveillance of all areas
  • Deter vandalism, fraud and internal theft
  • Issue a civil recovery service to begin the process of reclaiming losses and costs directly from offenders.

Sectors covered:

  • Shopping Centres
  • Department Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Discount Stores
  • Hypermarkets

Threats to the Retail Sector in numbers:

This year’s key findings from the BRC are:

  • the combined cost of spending on retail crime prevention and losses from crime to the retail industry is £1.9 billion;
  • every day, including weekends, 115 colleagues are attacked, with many more threatened, across the retail sector;
  • knives are seen as the most significant type of weapon;
  • more than £700 million was lost to customer theft alone;
  • although retailers are spending 17% more on cybersecurity than last year, nearly 80% of the retailers surveyed have seen an increase in the number of attacks and/or breaches; and
  • around 80% of respondents describe the police response to retail crime as poor or very poor, with opinions generally better for violence than customer theft or fraud.

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External Threats

As soon as you open to the public this leaves your retail establishment exposed to several threats such as shoplifting, robbery, arson and assault. These are all linked and associated with organised crime.

Internal Threats

It is pivotal to build and maintain trust and a good working relationship with your staff. Over time this dynamic can be broken down and becomes vulnerable. Staff have access to stock, know your business processes and sensitive shop information leaving you vulnerable to fraudulent activity and theft. This is imperative that retailers safeguard themselves from this happening.

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Retail Security

Our retail security solutions play a pivotal role in maintaining and enforcing your loss prevention strategies.

Rest assured, the experience and knowledge of our Security Officer and Store Detectives means that you can concentrate on your business objectives and targets without the stress and worry of having to concern yourself with the security side of your business.

We understand that the retail sector comes with incredibly unique challenges, this is where our dedicated and adaptable team of Retail Security Officers and Store Detectives play a vital role in the success of your retail establishment.

The effective execution of our Retail Security Solutions helps stores to reduce loss and act as a powerful visual deterrent, they also play a pivotal role in increasing ROI, improving brand image and boosting staff and customer retention.

We have a genuine expertise in retail security, providing a dedicated retail contract management team who form a strategic partnership with our clients to fully understand their business and the key risks they face.

We understand that theft is a growing concern for retailers, which is why our Retail Security solutions are tailored to meet your business needs and to achieve the objective of reducing theft and shrinkage, whether that be employee theft or shoplifting.

We work with local police authorities and other crime prevention agencies such as Retailers Against Crime to develop enhanced and effective strategies to tackle retail crime head on; protecting profits and creating safe and secure retail environments.

New Landing page experience

We provide fully SIA licensed and comprehensively insured Retail Security Officers, Store Detectives, Covert Security Officers, Retail Security Consultants and CCTV Licensed Officers, which can be provided on a temporary or permanent basis, all of whom have been stringently vetted to the BS 7858.

Our Security Officers and Store Detectives are equipped to deal with not just theft but any
security issue which may arise during the course of their duties and are all fully trained in the
following:

  • Conflict Management & Communications
  • Dealing with Accidents & Emergencies (First Aid, Fire, Terrorism)
  • Civil Recovery
  • Loss Prevention
  • PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act)

All our Retail Security teams are highly trained to:

  • Recognise theft threats
  • Ensure customers and staff feel safe by creating and maintaining a relaxed environment for shoppers and employees a like
  • Provide ongoing surveillance of all areas
  • Deter vandalism, fraud and internal theft
  • Issue a civil recovery service to begin the process of reclaiming losses and costs directly from offenders.

Sectors covered:

  • Shopping Centres
  • Department Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Discount Stores
  • Hypermarkets

Threats to the Retail Sector in numbers:

This year’s key findings from the BRC are:

  • the combined cost of spending on retail crime prevention and losses from crime to the retail industry is £1.9 billion;
  • every day, including weekends, 115 colleagues are attacked, with many more threatened, across the retail sector;
  • knives are seen as the most significant type of weapon;
  • more than £700 million was lost to customer theft alone;
  • although retailers are spending 17% more on cybersecurity than last year, nearly 80% of the retailers surveyed have seen an increase in the number of attacks and/or breaches; and
  • around 80% of respondents describe the police response to retail crime as poor or very poor, with opinions generally better for violence than customer theft or fraud.

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External Threats

As soon as you open to the public this leaves your retail establishment exposed to several threats such as shoplifting, robbery, arson and assault. These are all linked and associated with organised crime.

Internal Threats

It is pivotal to build and maintain trust and a good working relationship with your staff. Over time this dynamic can be broken down and becomes vulnerable. Staff have access to stock, know your business processes and sensitive shop information leaving you vulnerable to fraudulent activity and theft. This is imperative that retailers safeguard themselves from this happening.

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Why choose StrongGuard Security UK?


  • SIA Approved Contractor Status – within the top 5% 
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Certified 
  • BS EN ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Certified 
  • Security Industry Authority Passport Scheme Certification 
  • Security Industry Authority Product Conformity Certification 
  • We have the technical ability and capacity to deliver quality security services to you 
  • Financial Stability 
  • Comprehensive levels of Insurance 
  • Fully and Insured and Licensed SIA security personnel who have been rigorously vetted to the current BS 7858
  • We provide you with peace of mind through our professional and trusted service 24 hour a day, 365 days a year.
  • You will have instant access to a dedicated 24/7 contract management team.
  • We have extensive knowledge of the security industry, employing personnel who are experts in their specific organisational roles, this allows you to focus on what is important to you and your business.
  • We are an innovative security partner implementing robust security solutions and utilising the latest technologies making sure that your business’ safety and security is never compromised.
  • 24-hour National Control and Incident Response Centre making sure all information is logged, current, accurate, and up to date.
  • Renowned within the security industry and amongst our existing clients for our pragmatic approach to service excellence and outstanding customer care which means you are always at the forefront of everything we do.
  • Competitive pricing from an award-winning security partner.

Why Choose us

Here is why so many business’ recommend our services.

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Highly Accredited

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5-Star Corporate Service

Award-Winning Security Partner

98% Customer Satisfaction

SIA Licensed, Insured and Vetted

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Dedicated Account Management and Security Teams

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Working around the clock 24/7

Nationwide Coverage

Security Industry Authority
ISO 14001 Environmental Management
Security Industry Authority Product Conformity
Security Industry Authority Product Conformity

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TESTIMONIALS

To discuss your retail security requirements and our capabilities in more detail call us on: 0800 612 0749

Don’t just take our word for it, click to see what our clients say about us.

TESTIMONIALS

To discuss your retail security requirements and our capabilities in more detail call us on:

0800 612 0749