Retail has always been a prominent part of Lancashire’s economic landscape, with wholesale and retail businesses employing around 112,000 people across the region (17.6%). This makes it one of the top three sectors for employment, and although non-essential retailers in Lancashire have had to shut up shop due to the government’s lockdown measures, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The roadmap out of lockdown means that non-essential retailers will re-open from the 12th April – great news for local business owners. With just a week to go, it’s a great time to start thinking about additional measures you may want to put in place to make life easier post-lockdown, such as enlisting the help of a professional security services provider.
Why retailers in Lancashire should consider using a professional security services provider
We work with a range of retailers in the region to help keep their businesses safe… But why should retailers in Lancashire consider using a professional security services provider?
We understand that running a business isn’t easy, so we offer a range of services to give you peace of mind that your business is protected with 24/7 cover, 365 days a year. We do this by offering key holding, mobile patrols and alarm response services.
Key holding is a must for retailers. As the name suggests, it’s a service which means we hold a set of keys in a secure key safe, using them to open and/or close your business under a number of different circumstances, including;
- You, or your key holders, arriving at work without your keys, helping to minimise down-time and giving employees and customers quick access to your business.
- Easing the burden on key holding employees who may feel uneasy about the additional responsibility of holding a set of keys outside of work.
- Providing access for out of hours deliveries, ensuring your business is locked up securely, and taking the pressure off you, or your key holders, to arrange access outside normal working hours.
Mobile patrols are randomly timed internal and external foot patrols covering your business premises and acting as a visible deterrent to anyone who may be watching. They’re a fraction of the cost associated with a static guard, so well worth exploring for your retail business.
Finally, alarm response is another great addition; a service that means we respond to any alarm activation at your business premises so you don’t have to. Not only does this mean you can enjoy a better work/life balance, but it means you’re not putting yourself, or any employees at risk, as our professional Patrol & Response Officers are always on call to respond and handle potentially dangerous situations.
Want to find out more about our security services? Call us on 0800 783 1025 for a friendly chat, or fill in your details on our ‘Quote Request’ page for a free, no-obligation quote.