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In a competitive industry, we understand that every effort is made to increase sales and improve profits. And so, we know that all clothing retail chain and store owner will want to protect its most valuable asset – their clothing inventory. 

This is done by ensuring that you have the best security system in place to cover all blind spots and have high visibility on all inventory within the store.

According to the government body, Australian Institute of Criminology, shoplifting accounted for 30-50% of businesses’ product losses and employees who steal also accounted also for roughly the same amount. This means, both customers and employees have the same probability of robbing your inventory. According to further research, large department stores accounted a loss of up to 1.25% of their total product inventory, while smaller boutique owners can lose up to 7%. This meant that for a small business owner, if your turnover is $200,000, then that is potentially $14,000 of your hard earned money GONE to theft!

Examples of the main security threats your business may experience throughout the course of your clothing retail business are:

fraud behaviour, unexpected robberies and harm to staff, staff theft of inventory and/or shoplifting.

There are five main security areas that your clothing retail business may need to look at closely and consider implementing at your business location.

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Real prices and security package examples of what we have installed for our clothing retail customers.

Typical security installation plan involves the following:

clothing-floorplanSecurity Components:

red-cctvWhen it comes to retail security, we firstly secure all the main entry and exit points, providing maximum viewing angle all patron that enter and leave the store.

blue-cameraA common mistake business owners make is not installing the right camera resolution right from the beginning. We recommend all clothing retail owners install full high definition IP cameras, with a minimum 2 – 4 MP, which will provide the necessary resolution to capture clearer and more detailed images should you need to claim for insurance or provide evidence of any unexpected incidents.

purple-cctvMissing inventory, stolen goods or misuse of business supplies are common concerns to clothing retail owners who hire casual staff. Placing a well positioned camera within storage areas will deter staff or uninvited visitors from mishandling or stealing business assets.

green-cctvDepending on the layout of your store, our technicians will recommend specific positions where the camera domes will be installed to ensure all hidden areas of the store is within view

monitorAll our CCTV packages come with a quality 19 inch monitor to allow back office staff to monitor common areas whether there is frequent supervision or not. All our packages also include remote viewing connection to your smartphone or tablet so you can monitor your business from anywhere, anytime.

alarm-keypadA reliable alarm system will ensure that your business premise is well protected outside business hours. Ask about our mobile phone alert connection which will give the added comfort that you will be alerted should your business alarm has been set off.

Did you know there are quite a lot of common workplace negligence incidences and injuries that your patrons and staff can legally claim against you?

Common clothing injuries include: unforeseen fire damage & burns, head injuries from slips, mismanaged inventory, are common examples of workplace hazards. Most owners feel that the ability to monitor and playback video footage can assist in educating staff on safety concerns and improve on current workplace safety practices.

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Other notes to take into account for the installation process

While our team are trained to install our security equipment in all types of building structures, these are the common issues we encounter when performing an onsite inspection. So please advise on the phone with our sales representative if any of the following meets your situation, so we can draw up the most efficient way to install your security system with minimal time delays and disruptions to your business.

>Please let us know if you have suspended ceilings or a concrete ceiling. Also, please let us know if your walls are also gyprock or solid cement.

> If your premises do not have a manhole for our technician to perform cabling and wiring requirements in the ceiling or roof of your business, you may need to budget an extra small fee for possible conduit or external cabling requirements

> If your premises already have cabling in place from an old security system, please let us know so we can determine if the cables and wires are available for use on the new security system. Most of the time, this is possible if the structure is relatively new. If however the old security system was installed decades ago, we may need to replace all wiring to ensure your new system works effectively on new cables and wires.

What we expect from our customers:

As we take our customers seriously and value our time to serve all customers well, please do not call us first if you are simply price shopping. Our prices are one of the most competitively priced on the market for the workmanship and security equipment we use, which is why many Sydney business owners choose us to complete the job. We are open to negotiations and most often accommodate all our customer’s request, as well as budget constraints. The priorities of selecting the best security company to perform your install should be based on integrity, reviews, equipment quality, labour warranty, efficiency of the installation service and efficiency of the customer service team. We look forward for you in joining our list of happy customers with our recognised service in the industry.