Retail stores aim to draw in as many customers as possible. To achieve this goal, they make significant investments in creating an appealing and comfortable environment. In addition to having inviting premises, ensuring shoppers and employees feel safe is paramount.
At American Protection Group, we understand the unique security needs of retail stores. We have been keeping retail businesses safe for more than three decades with our cutting-edge security services and highly trained professionals.
APG’s Retail Security Services
APG offers a comprehensive range of security services to provide maximum protection.
Armed And Unarmed Security Officers
A visible security presence is a significant deterrent to theft and vandalism. We provide retailers with carefully trained and experienced security officers to deter theft, respond to emergencies and keep customers safe. Our officers can identify physical signs of theft, as well as indicators of emotional agitation, enabling them to defuse situations before they escalate.
Retailers can have officers stationed at their shop’s points of entry for extra protection, while larger stores can also include officers to patrol the shop on foot, walking through each area of the building to maintain a highly visible security presence.
Officers can also be positioned outside the premises for maximum coverage, managing external security threats such as loitering, gang activity and problematic customers.
Armed and unarmed security officers are available, allowing retailers to choose the level of protection they need. Smaller retailers in lower-risk areas might opt for unarmed officers to give the business a professional appearance and deter criminals with a softer approach, while larger stores, those with high value items and those in urban areas may appreciate the additional peace of mind that comes from knowing their employees and assets will be safe in events where force is needed.
Although it is always considered a last resort, our armed security officers are thoroughly trained in the safe and appropriate use of weapons.
APG offers security escorts for high-value merchandise, including jewelry and money drops, to ensure retailers’ assets are protected as they move between the premises and other locations. Our officers can also escort employees to their vehicles as needed.
Retail Special Events
American Protection Group is experienced in providing security for special retail events, such as store openings, major sales and liquidations. Our officers are trained in loss prevention and crowd control to ensure events operate smoothly.
Renovations and Construction
APG’s officers can provide additional security while retail locations are undergoing construction or renovations, to cover all of the additional risks that are posed by this disruption. For example, there may be construction workers entering and exiting the site frequently, making it more difficult to spot suspicious activity.
Major renovations could leave some parts of the store unusually vulnerable; security officers can provide additional protection in these areas.
Parking Lot Security
Retailers that have parking lots or garages need to ensure these crime hotspots are kept safe for customers and employees. Security officers can patrol these areas to prevent theft, break-ins, vandalism and loitering which provides additional protection for retailers and reduces their liability.
The Benefits of Hiring Retail Security Officers
Our retail security officers provide the following services:
- Loss prevention
- Coordinating with local law enforcement in the event of critical situations
- Assistance in medical emergencies
- Crowd control
- Quick response to criminal activity
- Assistance in reuniting lost children with their parents
- Patrolling the grounds of the store
- Violence threat training to ensure businesses are prepared for active shooters and other acts of violence
Retail Alarms And Surveillance
Modern retailers can take advantage of cutting-edge security systems that make it difficult for people to commit crimes undetected. APG provides retailers with business alarm and CCTV installation, monitoring and repair services.
Business Alarm Installation, Monitoring And Repair
APG offers business alarm installation for retailers of all sizes, customizing systems to suit the unique needs of each business and ensure maximum protection against breaches and burglaries. Alarms are equipped with door and window sensors and can be audible or silent. APG’s security team will ensure alarms are working correctly and repair them quickly when they do not function as expected.
Business CCTV Installation, Monitoring And Repair
APG can handle all aspects of business CCTV installation and repair, equipping stores with high-resolution video cameras at strategic locations. Retailers can choose between visible cameras which serve as a deterrent, and hidden cameras for a more streamlined appearance.
Our team will ensure the video feeds are displayed correctly and monitor them around the clock remotely or on-site, responding quickly in the event of a crime.
Contact American Protection Group Today
At American Protection Group, our focus is ensuring safety and security for clients of all sizes. Contact our retail security experts by phone at 877.713.1559 or request a quote online today to learn more about how our security officers and services can keep your business’s employees, customers and assets safe during operations, as well as outside of business hours.