Commercial landlords and property owners are likely to be familiar with the concept of a risk assessment, but may not have considered why risk assessing a vacant retail premise might be invaluable in retaining the integrity of security.
Vacant properties, particularly retail sites in more remote locations, are a prime target for criminals. Whether that’s for fly-tipping, criminal damage, illegal trespass, theft or just wilful vandalism, exposing a building to such unlawful activity can be hugely costly, as well as making it difficult to let or use a retail property that has been damaged.
A retail risk assessment is the first, and perhaps most vital, step in determining whether your existing security is fit for purpose and no gaps have been left that expose your retail site. Our assessments are a primary component in our market-leading ShopShield package to keep retail sites of any size safe, protected and secure while vacant.