Store Detectives

Get peace of mind with our professional and experienced store detectives, they are dedicated to ensuring your property, staff and customers are protected.

  • Store detectives available around the clock
  • Customised service to suit your requirements
  • Local guards ensure maximum protection

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Our Store Detectives

Retail store detectives are the ultimate way to protect against criminals within your property. Having this store security in place can not only reduce the chances of theft, but also provide stock and staff with an extra layer of security.

Our officers can integrate themselves into your shop, deterring and detecting any suspicious activity. They will also wear professional clothing to make themselves approachable by customers and staff that may have questions.

Here at Region Security Guarding, we understand that you don’t have time to monitor every person that enters your property. This makes it essential to hire a detective to cover this aspect of store security to allow your operations to run smoothly.

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Why Hire Our Store Detectives

As we are an approved contractor by the SIA, we ensure that each and every one of our store detectives hold full SIA licenses and are highly experienced to guarantee you the utmost protection. Our officers are also available 24/7, so we can keep your property secure and protected no matter the time of day.

Security experts remain committed to safeguarding your site, and more importantly, the well-being of your customers and staff. Here are some of their key responsibilities:

  • Detaining anyone that is trying to leave with stolen goods
  • Conducting possible searches of bags and lockers
  • Helping customers and staff with any questions

We will provide fast and effective security solutions no matter whether you are a small store or a large retailer. Contact us for a free and personalised quote today!

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"We approached Region Security Guarding with an urgent need for security at a large site in Pineham, Northamptonshire. They provided us with a quotation within the hour and managed to resource a security guard for the following day. The security guard worked on the site for a two-month period and was punctual, reliable, and professional throughout. Any queries or requests that we had throughout this period, were actioned promptly by the Region Security manager. We would definitely recommend using Region Security, as they provided an excellent service for a reasonable price."


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Tailored Store Security

We recognise that the security requirements for every retail establishment are distinct. That’s why we offer customised and personalized store security solutions for each of our clients. We thoroughly consider various factors when addressing the security needs of your property, including store layout, foot traffic volume, and your existing security protocols.

Our security personnel are all equipped with comprehensive SIA licenses and boast extensive experience in handling diverse security challenges. We align our services with your site’s unique requirements, guaranteeing top-tier protection. Furthermore, our team of experts can provide valuable advice on the most efficient security procedures to bolster your company’s safety.

This customised approach is consistently applied to all our business partnerships, leading to outstanding client satisfaction. To gain insights into the experiences of those who have benefited from our services, explore our portfolio of case studies.

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Why Are Store Detectives Important?

Every year, retail stores across the country lose hundreds of millions of pounds due to theft and other criminal activities. We know when running a retail store, it can be difficult to have your staff monitor security threats and suspicious activity. This makes it more essential than ever to keep store, customers and staff safe.

By hiring a store detective, you can protect your store’s assets and brand reputation throughout the day, they will massively help you continue your business operations while security issues are being dealt with.

It’s also no secret that shoplifters are getting more and more organised, with no techniques of how to steal products. This is why we ensure every detective are SIA qualified while also possessing the skills to spot and deal with any threats efficiently.

We also provide additional services, such as CCTV Monitoring and Key Holding to help keep your retail store safe. View the full list below!

Experienced Store Detectives

Our store security team is well prepared to handle any situation they may encounter. They come with extensive training, full licensing, and a wealth of experience. We take pride in our official recognition from the SIA, which ensures that all our guards possess SIA licenses and undergo comprehensive training, showcasing their dedication to safeguarding your site.

We customise all our services to precisely meet the unique requirements of each company, guaranteeing your complete satisfaction with our security solutions. With a nationwide presence, our services span across the entire UK, offering round-the-clock protection.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to enquire about our store detective services. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will promptly provide you with a free and personalised quote.

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What To Expect From Our Security

Our company is dedicated to providing dependable and expert security services to businesses across the United Kingdom. Our team of officers maintains valid SIA licenses and possesses extensive expertise in safeguarding various types of sites.

When you select us to fulfil your security needs, our team of security professionals will create a personalised quote tailored to your specific requirements. We engage with you to identify the most suitable security strategies for your company, ensuring optimal protection. Our commitment to your security ensures the implementation of effective security measures.

Feel free to contact us today with any enquiries about our services, and our experienced team will be readily available to assist you.

Do I Need Store Detectives?

Our store detectives are fully licensed and experienced to deal with any disruptive and aggressive behaviour, shoplifters, and the threat of violence. Having one of our detectives means you can also deter many individuals from committing crime at your store.

Tailored Store Security

We recognise that the security requirements for each retail setting are unique, which is why all our security services are customised to suit the individual needs of our clients. Our store security detectives and services can be adapted to precisely match your business’s security needs.

At Region Security Guarding, we consider every aspect when designing security solutions for retail establishments. This includes assessing factors such as your store’s layout, foot traffic volume, existing security systems, and pinpointing any potential trouble areas within your store.

Security Customer Service

Security detectives offer more than just safeguarding your store and its inventory. They also present a friendly and welcoming appearance to your customers.

As a point of contact for customers, they are available to assist with any enquiries or concerns your customers may have, whether it’s providing directions or helping them locate specific areas within your store. This helpful presence contributes to an enhanced customer experience and fosters customer loyalty.

At Region Security Guarding, we understand that our detectives are not only a reflection of our company but also an extension of your brand. Therefore, we prioritise training our guards to be helpful, ensuring they represent both your business and ours effectively.

What Areas Do We Cover?

Here at Region Security Guarding we provide store security with coverage both locally and nationwide. Although our headquarters are situated in the West Midlands, our services extend across the entirety of the UK.

We understand the critical significance of having the appropriate security solution regardless of your location or the nature of your retail establishment.

What Stores Do We Provide Security To?

We have served a diverse range of clients by providing store security services, including:

Jewellery Stores: These stores often deal with highly valuable merchandise, making them prime targets for theft. Our security detectives are adept at deterring theft, closely monitoring customer activity, and promptly responding to any suspicious behaviour or incidents.

Electronic Stores: Retailing high-end electronics like smartphones, laptops, and gaming consoles entails a higher risk of theft. Our security team serve as a strong visual deterrent, enhancing the security of your store.

Department Stores: Large department stores feature high foot traffic, multiple entrances, and multiple floors. Detectives are able to effectively monitor expansive floor spaces through regular patrols, ensuring comprehensive protection.

Supermarkets: Store security plays a crucial role in monitoring entrances and exits, preventing shoplifting, and creating a sense of safety for both staff and customers. Our security personnel help maintain a secure shopping environment within supermarkets.

Store Detective Duties

Store detectives undertake a variety of tasks and responsibilities, with their primary focus being the detection of potential criminals and shoplifters. These duties include:

Regular Patrolling: Completing regular patrols within the retail shop to deter and detect criminal activity.

Observation and Surveillance: Keeping a close eye on shoppers or shop employees who exhibit suspicious behaviour.

Documentation: Maintaining detailed records and writing reports on incidents and observations.

Legal Support: Providing evidence in court when required as part of legal proceedings related to criminal activities.

Preventing Theft: Preventing anyone leaving the store with stolen goods by apprehending and reporting shoplifters.

Collaboration with Law Enforcement: Collaborating closely with local law enforcement agencies and reporting any incidents or criminal activities.

Witness Interviews: Gathering evidence from witnesses who may have information relevant to ongoing investigations.

Credit Card Fraud: Investigating any potential credit card fraud activities, including verifying transactions and reporting suspicious ones.

Bag and Locker Searches: Conducting searches of employees’ bags and lockers when necessary to ensure compliance with store policies and security measures.

Customer Assistance: Assisting customers with enquiries and addressing any security-related concerns they may have, contributing to a safe and welcoming shopping environment.

Complimentary Tracking Service

Our free guard tracking system allows you to monitor the activities of our security team effectively. This system ensures that your detectives are performing their duties as expected and are located where they should be at all times, providing an added layer of security and peace of mind.

Keep Up To Date With Region Security Guarding News

What Is A Store Detective?

What Is A Store Detective?

Retail shops are often a huge hotspot for criminal activity. According to the ACS, it was reported last year that there was a 21% increase in shop theft offenses reported to the police.

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Why Do People Shoplift?

Why Do People Shoplift?

For the 2021/22 period, there has roughly 274,999 shoplifting offences occur in England and Wales according to Statista, but exactly why do people shoplift and what are some of the signs a typical shoplifter might show? We’ll explore that and more in today’s article.

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