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A TEN YEAR HIGH
In January 2015 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) released its annual crime survey and reported that crimes against retailers had jumped by 18% compared to the previous 12 months, with the industry facing the highest levels of crime for ten years.
separate police investigations supported
of shop thefts are carried out by organised gangs
reported offences resulting in loss or damage.
TAKING A UNIQUE APPROACH
Due to the diversity of the retail sector, together with the many types of criminal activity that retailers face on a daily basis, SmartWater offers a consultative approach to retail security.
We don’t just offer security products, we take the time to understand the threats to your business and help you devise and implement a security plan that directly targets the root of the problem. Not only does this minimise the risk of wastage and overspending, it also maximises your return on investment and in some cases eliminates the need for other resource-intensive security methods.
Some of the many threats that we can help you overcome include:
We can tailor the support we provide for all types of retail business environments, from independent privately-owned stores through to banks, building societies, supermarkets, distribution centres and large high-street chains with a national presence.
THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR THE JOB
Retailers face the unenviable challenge of having to simultaneously protect themselves from many different security threats. Our consultative approach gives you access to a range of different SmartWater forensic products which can be deployed strategically depending on your needs.
Before we recommend a solution, and depending on the scale of the problem, we will carry out a comprehensive threat assessments at store-specific, regional and national levels. This will give a comprehensive understanding of your challenges and help us identify the best course of action.
Our core objective is to reduce your risk of criminal attack by targeting persistent offenders, spreading awareness of SmartWater amongst thieves, and creating a long-lasting, powerful deterrent. Some of the ways SmartWater is used within retail environments include:
Forensic Spray systems to identify
persistent thieves (internal or external).
Forensic stock coding to identify counterfeit goods and shoplifters
Forensic asset coding to protect
essential business equipment
BENEFITING YOUR BUSINESS
SmartWater delivers significant short, medium and long-term benefits for our clients. The reductions in criminal activity that our clients frequently experience not only produces substantial cost savings, it also minimises down-time and disruption, helping to protect your brand equity. Our clients include:
All 341 Waitrose branches use SmartWater to protect iPads,
laptops, printers, click & collect handsets and other
business assets. A number of stores also have SmartWater
spray systems installed to protect cigarette kiosks.
Jewson Tool Hire:
Leading builders merchants, Jewson is using SmartWater at
all 230 of it’s tool hire branches to protect equipment stored
onsite as well as reduce the risks of equipment being
stolen when out on hire.
G4S Cash Services (UK):
G4S cash-in-transit vans used to supply retailers and banks use
SmartWater to identify and deter robbers whp steal their
cashboxes. Over 250 robbers and associates have so far
been convicted thanks to SmartWater evidence.
SmartWater is used nationally by high-street jewellers
Beaverbrooks in order to deter incidents of robbery along
with out-of-hours burglaries through the use
of SmartWater spray systems.
Since introducing SmartWater spray systems in fixed locations and marking all of our mobile devices we’ve received positive feedback from in-store colleagues. We have confidence in SmartWater’s abilities as a deterrent, it’s easy to use and we’re aware that the police are looking for it.
SHEILA MITCHELL, CHANGE ADVISOR, WAITROSE BUSINESS PROTECTION
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OUR RETAIL CLIENTS
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“Theft of metal is a serious crime and has had a devastating effect on a large number of our customers since 2007. read moreDavid Bonehill, Claims and Risk Services Director, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG)
“SmartWater has been central to reducing burglary in the borough of Brent and for building more confidence within our communities. read moreChief Superintendent Matt Gardner, Borough Commander for Brent, Metropolitan Police Service
“The after-sale service that SmartWater continues to provide to Thames Water is truly outstanding. As a Security Specialist I have to react very quickly to changing situations and knowing that I can rely on the support. read moreJon Lorimer, Security Specialist, Thames Water
“Our collaboration with SmartWater has enabled us to identify cable theft risks and to respond quickly to emerging trends in order to implement proactive mitigation plans, particularly through tactical deployments… read moreLiam Sumpter, Area Director, Network Rail