Retail Loss Prevention & Profit Protection

RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION & PROFIT PROTECTION

We offer a wide range of retail loss prevention and profit protection services to help stores prevent margin attrition through criminal (theft prevention) and negligent loss. We operate on the principle that stock loss occurs when rules are broken. Theft prevention and adherence to correct procedures ensure that retail shrink is kept to a minimum.

Our Loss Prevention & Profit Protection services will bring the following key returns to your business:

 MINIMISED SHRINKAGE AND RETAIL THEFT
 RULES-BASED SECURITY SYSTEMS
 TIMELY LOSS PREVENTION INVESTIGATIONS
 UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS
 POS TEST PURCHASING
 BESPOKE STAFF TRAINING IN RETAIL SHRINKAGE
 RETAIL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE

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 UK.

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 guards and manned guarding
  • 24/7 manned security guarding
  • SIA Approved Security Guarding Services & Keyholding
  • Comprehensive range of company security services for you
  • Retail loss security systems and technology

EMPLOYEE & INTERNAL THEFT PREVENTION

Our retail security solutions provide the services to deliver an effective employee theft prevention strategy that will reduce levels of internal theft and form part of a wider profit protection campaign across your business.

RETAIL STORE SHRINKAGE

‘Shrinkage’ refers specifically to “a loss of inventory” – so it is particularly applicable with retailers. This is evident in the difference between recorded and actual inventory. Lodge Service offers a wide range of retail loss prevention strategies to help you identify and minimise any shrinkage that is happening within your business. So our loss prevention efforts can be targeted in the key areas of interest in the retail world. So from external theft, store employees theft or any retail loss prevention issues that could cause inventory loss.

AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE

We carry out assessments of procedures; on-site risk assessments to identify procedural gaps, and on-site audits to provide objective measurement of compliance with agreed routines.

INVESTIGATIONS

Our team of experienced investigators undertake procedural and crime-related investigations into incidents of potential cash and stock, preparing detailed case files for police involvement. Our team are experienced in all retail loss prevention methods and retail crime.

UNDERCOVER / COVERT OPERATIONS

We are experienced providers of undercover and surveillance operatives, working closely with our clients to pinpoint and eradicate areas of loss within their business.

RETAIL STORES POINT OF SALE TEST PURCHASING

We specialise in monitoring POS activity, using covert CCTV where necessary. Our field-based teams provide a quick and effective response to ‘front end’ issues relating to purchasing, customer service and compliance processes.

RETAIL SECURITY TRAINING

We provide bespoke staff training workshops aimed at highlighting key loss areas and up-skilling staff on how to reduce their business shrink. Workshops are delivered at client premises and can be tailored to suit your business requirements.

FAQs

What does loss prevention mean in retail?

Most retail stores experience some form of shrinkage, which is a loss of inventory. This can be due to shoplifting, employee theft, or simply mistakes made by employees. Retailers lose millions every year as a result of shrinkage, so it’s important for store owners to take steps to prevent this from happening.

How do you prevent loss in retail?

Retail loss prevention is the process of protecting a company’s store inventory from theft and damage. This can be done in a variety of ways, including surveillance, security guards, and alarm systems.

What are effective loss prevention strategies?

There are many loss prevention strategies, but some common examples include:-

  • Implement a thorough loss prevention plan

  • Implementing security cameras and alarm systems

  • Hiring security guards

  • Implement systems to monitor fraudulent returns and monitor staff members

  • Training employees in store loss prevention procedures

  • Using electronic article surveillance and security tags

  • Getting the latest security system in your retail store and efficiently monitoring store losses

  • Implement effective cash handling procedures

  • Hire internal or external loss prevention manager support

  • Conducting regular in-store inventory audits

Get in Touch

If you require further information about our security services or further advice on your security requirements. Please contact our team today.

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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 and EMS Gold accredited organisation

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Lodge Security Limited achieved a score in the top 10% for the SIA ACS approval