Will technology ever replace the security guard?

Technology has become ubiquitous and permeates every aspect of our daily lives; smartphones in our pockets, online digital assistants in the home, the use of artificial intelligence and data mining in the workplace, there now appears to be the potential for a better, smarter solution for almost every task. The use of technology in various...
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Simple, low tech ways to prevent shoplifting

Shoplifting offences are on the rise in the UK. Figures from 25 different UK police forces suggest a 7% increase in the number of offenses reported in the last 4 years. In fact the Centre for Retail Research reports that shoplifting accounted for a loss of £1.9 billion in the UK retail industry in 2019....
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Challenging the traditional stereotype of a security guard

The typical security guard is often poorly portrayed as a lazy, unskilled physical enforcer who performs boring, repetitive tasks. This misconception is a long way from the reality of today’s highly trained, professional security guard who increasingly play an invaluable role in ensuring the safety of people and property. Highly trained professionals One of the...
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The real cost of retail crime

A major concern for the retail industry is crime and theft, particularly as this has a direct impact on business viability and profitability – every stolen item causes a direct reduction in profits. The scope of retail crime includes customer theft, employee theft, robberies and burglaries, fraud, cyber attacks and violent attacks. Fundamentally, retail theft makes...
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Why are some local communities now funding their own private security?

In many regions across the country, neighbourhood policing has been severely hit by financial cuts. An increasing number of local communities, frustrated with the lack of local policing...
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