Retail Security Guard Services


The pressure on margins and the rising cost of shrinkage are changing retail security strategies in-store and through the retail supply chain. The focus is now on retail loss protection with a clear Return on Investment (ROI) from security.

Lodge Service is the retail security and loss prevention partner to leading retailers throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. We help them to define and achieve their strategic goals through the effective integration of security and cost control within the total business process.

Whether the client is a supermarket, fashion retailer, department store, food outlet or independent, our integrated retail security solutions help to optimise ROI.

Our retail security systems and strategies allow effective new ways to combine CCTV cameras with security officers to offer a bespoke risk deterrent for your retail premises. 

A Security Company You Can Trust

As one of the leading Security Companies, our in-depth, flexible security solutions are ideally suited to clients across the retail industry.

We provide security services for the retail, corporate, transport and warehouse market including:

  • Static and mobile security guards
  • Mobile patrols and key holding and alarm response services
  • SIA(Security Industry Authority) Security guarding
  • 24/7 security guarding service
  • SIA Approved Security Guarding Services & Keyholding
  • Comprehensive range of company security services for you
  • Retail security services and technology

Retail Security Guarding

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Retail security guards for stores has changed, it’s no longer only about keeping the stereotypical offender out. It’s now also focusing on service, teamwork, and being led by intelligence. Even though in some cases it may seem like all that is needed is physical strength and a forbidding look, our officers have been trained to provide exceptional customer service skills first to protect employees, then safeguard the brand name, followed by assets last.

Our clients want their consumers to have a fantastic experience, and not feel intimidated or harassed. Unfortunately, today’s intervention might lead to acts of violence, which neither our cops nor your workers want to be confronted with.

So, if you’re searching for a service-first business with more than 100 years of retail security expertise and the same family name and reputation to protect, we’ll safeguard your brand in the same way that we will our own.

Retail Store Detectives 

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Is it covert or overt? It’s always preferable to scare off potential offenders. When there is a loss of inventory that can’t be explained, or when professional offenders or gangs target your store, a different strategy is required.

Our Retail Store detectives are carefully selected and trained officers who have had years of experience in law enforcement. They know how to blend in with their surroundings and can quickly identify Organized Crime gangs and offenders. And while you may be tempted to ask your uniformed security provider to put some plainclothes officers on the job, it’s important to first assess the risks involved; detection and detention come with a certain amount of risk that could backfire if not executed properly. Lodge Service is happy to provide retailers with advice in this area or offer our professional store detective team for hire.

Comprehensive Retail Security Systems

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  • Comprehensive protection of the supply chain from distribution centre to store delivery
  • Experienced CCTV installers and retail security system installations 
  • In-store protection, including guarding and remote CCTV monitoring, retail loss prevention and cost control
  • Monitoring, analysis, control, management and reporting through our Lodg.IC intelligence centre and network

Why Choose Our Retail Security Services?

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Retail security services can prevent the loss of merchandise through theft, fraud and other means. Security services can also help protect retail employees, customers and the environment. Retail security services can help reduce costs associated with retail theft and fraud, as well as security and environmental overheads. Real-time data from each branch location can help sales and marketing teams better understand customer behavior and preferences.

Fully Accredited Retail Security Company

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Lodge Security is a highly accredited retail security company, holding an NSI Gold accreditation and an ACS Approved Contractor Scheme score in the top 10% of all companies. We pride ourselves on our high standards of retail security provision, ensuring that our clients can rest assured that their premises are well-protected.

Providing Trusted Retail Security To Businesses Across The UK, Europe and Beyond

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When it comes to retail security, we are a trusted name. We provide high-quality retail manned guarding, store detective and security personnel to clients in the UK, Europe and beyond. We have a wide range of expertise and experience in retail security, and our team is dedicated to providing a high level of service. We are committed to protecting our clients’ property and assets, and we work hard to ensure that our security services are up to the highest standards. We are proud to be a trusted name in retail security, and we will continue to provide the highest quality of service to our clients.

Fully Vetted & Trained Retail Security Guards

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Retail security is a vital part of any retail business. Our retail security guarding services are professionally trained and vetted to British Standard BS7858. They undergo continual career development to ensure that they are able to provide the best possible service to our clients. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible security solutions and our retail security guards are an integral part of that commitment.




Through intelligent central monitoring, control and planning of the widest range of security guarding and property services, Lodg.IC security control room enhances asset protection and reduces cost and risk for greater return on investment.

Associate member of the NBCS & Retailers Against Crime

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Your Trusted Security Partner – 100 Years’ Experience

Lodge Service are one of the top security companies in the UK, amongst the top 1% - a “Pacesetter” accredited and scored 140 / 145 within ACS Approved Contractor Scheme.

We have unrivalled experience since our formation in 1919, we would be keen to discuss the range of our services with you.

What is retail security?

Retail security is the practice of protecting retail businesses, employees, and customers from security threats such as theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities. This can involve a range of measures and strategies, such as security cameras, alarms, and other security technologies, as well as trained security personnel and effective loss prevention strategies.

Why is retail security important?

Retail security is important for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is to prevent loss of merchandise and other valuable assets. Theft and other security threats can have a major impact on a business’s bottom line, and implementing effective security measures can help to reduce these losses. Retail security is also important for creating a safe and secure environment for employees and customers. This can improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, and can help to protect the reputation of the business.

What are some common retail security threats?

Some common retail security threats include shoplifting, employee theft, organized retail crime, and vandalism. Shoplifting is the act of stealing merchandise from a retail store without paying for it. Employee theft is when a retail employee steals from the business they work for, either by taking merchandise or by stealing money. Organized retail crime is when groups of individuals work together to steal large quantities of merchandise from retail stores. Vandalism is the act of deliberately damaging or destroying property, and can include graffiti, breaking windows, and other forms of destruction.

How can a retail business protect itself from security threats?

There are several steps a retail business can take to protect itself from security threats. These can include implementing security cameras and alarms to monitor the premises and deter potential thieves. Training employees on security protocols and procedures can help to prevent employee theft and other security breaches. Using security tags and sensors on merchandise can help to prevent shoplifting, and partnering with local law enforcement can provide additional support and assistance in the event of a security threat.

What are some best practices for retail security?

Some best practices for retail security include conducting regular security audits to identify potential vulnerabilities and areas for improvement. Maintaining accurate inventory records can help to prevent loss and theft, and implementing effective loss prevention strategies can help to reduce the risk of theft and other security threats. Regular training of employees on security protocols and procedures can help to ensure that everyone is aware of their role in maintaining the security of the business. It is also important to have a clear and effective security plan in place and to regularly review and update it as needed to ensure that it remains effective.

Why integrity is important part to retail security

Integrity is an important aspect of retail security for several reasons. First, having a culture of integrity within a retail business can help to prevent employee theft and other security breaches. When employees are honest and trustworthy, they are less likely to engage in behavior that could compromise the security of the business.

Additionally, customers are more likely to trust and support a business that is known for its integrity. This can lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, which can benefit the business in the long term.

Furthermore, maintaining a high level of integrity can help to protect the reputation of the business. Customers and members of the public are more likely to have a positive perception of a business that is known for its honesty and integrity, which can help to attract new customers and business opportunities.

Overall, integrity is an important aspect of retail security because it helps to prevent security breaches, improve customer satisfaction, and protect the reputation of the business.

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SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Security Guarding and Key-Holding.

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Lodge Security Limited is a Safe Contractor accredited supplier

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Lodge Security Limited is an NSI (National Security Inspectorate) Guarding Gold accredited organisation

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Lodge Security Limited achieved a score in the top 1% for the SIA ACS approval

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