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From well-known department stores to independent local shops, a number of establishments choose retail security in Suffolk to safeguard both expensive assets and the company’s reputation.

Here at Access Facilities Management, we employ experienced and accomplished security officers to deter criminals, apprehend shoplifters, keep members of the public safe, and provide you with added reassurance.


More about Access Facilities Management

As a privately owned family business, Access Facilities Management can offer all our customers a dedicated service and competitive prices. Over the past ten years we have continued to provide a loyal client base with tailor-made security solutions.

At Access Facilities Management, we only employ personnel with proven security, military, or police backgrounds. Therefore, you can rest assured your business will benefit from the utmost in professionalism and competency. What’s more, all of our staff receive training according to their deployment and are screened to comply with BS7858:2012.

If you have any issues you can contact Access Facilities Management’s management team 24/7. We strive to solve any problems as efficiently and courteously as possible.


Why the need for retail security in Suffolk?

With shopping centres like Arc in Bury St Edmunds as well as the charming streets around Ipswich’s waterfront, those who love a bit of retail therapy are somewhat spoilt for choice across Suffolk. But then again, so too are shoplifters.

This isn’t the only danger that faces business owners either. There is the very real possibility that a retailer’s workforce will snatch and steal from its own employer, which can often be harder to prevent and detect.

Thankfully, there is a solution in the form of retail security officers. In addition to protecting products on sale, they can also keep a watchful eye on in-store employees while safeguarding innocent shoppers too.

Another significant advantage of hiring a retail security officer for your shop is that you can avoid lengthy and expensive legal battles or court disputes, which don’t always provide a happy ending.


Retail crime in Suffolk

According to crime statistics for England and Wales, Suffolk recorded some of the nation’s steepest year-on-year increases. In fact, the Office for National Statistics revealed that the number of crimes reported in 2015/16 was 18 per cent higher than the previous year, more than double the national rate of increase.

Even though deputy chief constable Steve Jupp said the figures should be viewed in a ‘wider context’ claiming more recent changes had seen reported crime cut by almost 9 per cent, robberies were still a problem area.

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