With the direct cost of retail crime at £660M in the UK last year, is your company taking security seriously enough? With customer theft accounting for 75% of incidents, Loss Prevention is the most important security challenge facing retail today.
The British Retail Consortium blames the rise on criminal gangs stealing luxury and hi-tech goods to order. We’ve seen a recent spate in moped gangs across primary luxury retail establishments across London that certainly backs this theory. “Smash ‘n’ Grab” operations are unfortunately too common, and can be highly dangerous to staff and clients alike.
The less obvious, and less publicised crime, involves professional thieves. Usually operating in small teams, they look and behave like high-end clientele, making it difficult to spot and prevent them. With distinct roles, they are highly skilled, and their objective is to discretely steal high value items.
However, if staff have received appropriate “Awareness Training”, the challenge of Loss Prevention becomes much easier to control.
Here’s 5 essential tools you should be considering to help you address Loss Prevention.