Here at Obexion, we often hear about ambitious breaks-ins and attempted raids on retail premises. These can be anything from opportunist attacks on small, independent stores, to planned thefts on larger establishments. But successful or otherwise, the cost of a break-in on a store can be substantial, and that’s not to mention the financial losses due to the store’s closure during repairs. Security shutters for retail premises are a good option to stop occurrences like these happening.
In fact, the cost of retail crime in the UK reached £613 million last year, with the most commonly stolen items being those found in kiosks and POS displays.
Typically containing high-value, easy to sell good (tobacco, jewellery, technology, etc.) these make particularly appealing targets to thieves.
Earlier in the month, such a robbery was attempted when ram-raiders attacked a branch of Sainsbury’s Local in Coalpit Heath.
In this instance, the raid was ultimately unsuccessful, as the robbers were unable to gain access to the cigarette kiosk. But the damage caused by the attempted entry was significant. The vehicle had smashed through the bollard in front of the store’s automatic door, as well as the door itself.
Subsequently, there have even been concerns about the structural integrity of the entrance, perhaps necessitating serious repair work.
Here at Obexion, we understand how important defensive measures are to the protection of your retail business. There are a number of different shutter solutions, which would fit your bespoke needs, as well as provide adequate defence against ram-raid attacks like this.
To help retail owners and site managers determine the best secure roller shutter solution for their premises, we’ve produced a completely free guide on ‘security shutters for retail.’
It covers everything from the type of premises you’re protecting, to everyday operational considerations you may not have thought of. You can download your free copy here. Please note that all of our security shutter solutions are certified to LPS 1175.
Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to the experienced team here at Obexion about secure shutter solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can send us a message via the contact page or call us directly on 0845 050 8705.