Retail

Retail: (noun) The sale of goods to final consumers, usually in small quantities. Varying from high streets, supermarkets to jewellers and car dealers.

APG & Retail 

At APG we know that no two retailers operate in the same way and a result they all have different needs. Because of this, we feel that nothing can replace the value provided by physical stores that consumers visit, browse and buy products, this makes the retail sector is hugely important in the UK economy.

There are people that don’t “order online” and will continue to visit retail environments whether it is for the latest technology or for their ‘weekly-shop’.

Across this sector, there is a variety of concerns that store owners and managers need to consider when ensuring the security of their business and working lives. These range from things such as the reputation of both the business and the local area to far more dangerous things like armed robbery.

Group Services

  • Alarm response (ARK)
  • Monitoring (ARK)
  • Manned Guarding (ARK)
  • Roller shutter (BGB)
  • Gates (BGB)
  • ANSUL (Cannon)
  • Sprinklers (Cannon)
  • Call handling (VRC)

ARK & Retail 

Another way in which we can help is responding to alarms, night or day with our Alarm Response & Keyholding division.

ARK has been responding to out of hours alarm activations and securing sites on behalf of owners with fully licensed SIA security since 1982. Businesses without alarm systems are 4.5 times more likely to be burglarized.

Having an alarm with 24/7 monitoring will help mitigate threats. Additionally, ARK Manned guarding is also a popular service for retailers. Whether you have one or 100’s locations across the UK needing a manned presence, we can provide the security service you require.

ARK Alarm Response & Keyholding

Alarm Response & Keyholding specialise in providing professional keyholding and alarm response services across the UK to secure your home or business and ensure the safety of your family and staff.

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BGB & Retail 

One way that we can help retail customers is helping them secure their perimeters, BGB Boundary gate and barrier division can both help sure business night and day. With the majority of burglaries happen during the night, weekends & during seasonal holidays (when people are not likely to be in the office).

It is very important to ensure the building is secure no one is there. As up to 1 in 8 burglars reported picking locks or using a key to gain entry this can be negated by installing a BGB roller shutter door.

Additionally,  Road blockers are often used by car dealerships because they ensure external-vehicles can’t gain access and make it impossible to take inventory past the deployable Road blocker.

BGB Boundary Gate and Barrier

Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts are experts in all forms of Perimeter Security. With national installation and service capabilities, Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts provides our customers with a one-stop gate and barrier solution.

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Cannon & Retail 

Cannon Fire suppression some can provide sprinkler systems to protect a retailer’s stock/contents in the event of a fire by putting it out and stopping it from spreading further.

Supermarket cafes often require fixed suppression to be placed above cooking equipment. In this case, we would supply and fit a Ansul R102 systems.

Cannon Fire Protection

With almost 30 years experience, Cannon Fire Protection has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. 

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VRC & Retail 

VRC can also be useful in the retail environment in two distinct ways. With 24/7 365 monitoring of cameras which will record any activity.

Having your footage backed up externally is key, as in recent times it has been reported that the camera units and backups have been targeted by criminals during break-ins, ensuring they won’t be identified as they have removed/destroyed the onsite CCTV. 

Separately VRC offers an out-of-hours call handling service which ensures your customers always get through to you

VRC Video Receiving Centre

For over 10 years we have been offering bespoke monitoring solutions to protect people, property and peace of mind across the UK and Ireland. From our state of the art, Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) in Yate, our highly experienced team work night and day to ensure your people and property are protected.

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Stay Safe at Christmas 

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, however, it’s also a potentially dangerous time of year so we have prepared some safety tips for your home and office.

Memory Cafe (Ollerton) Donation

We visited the Memory Cafe in Ollerton to give our donation of £531.66. We asked, What will the donation go towards? & What are your plans for next year?

VRC Building Acquired

The existing building is now fully owned by VRC & APG. On Tuesday 27th November, VRC purchased the building from the landlord at a Maggs and Allen Auction.