As a retail security specialist, we have a number of additional services available for businesses across Scotland that wish to protect their shop against higher level risk. Each service is available as a standalone defence or additional service to reinforce the protections available through the ShopShield One package and the range of bolt-on options.
Security Doors for Retail Premises
Security doors replace vulnerable entry points and large areas of glazing with a thick, robust, tamper-proof security shield that ensures the property is protected without compromise. Keypad entry systems or secure key systems allow access by approved personnel but are impenetrable without a key or electronic passcode.
Clearways’ accredited Keyless Toreadoor is a next-gen innovation, with keyless entry systems and a firm safeguard against all types of illegal entry.
Window and Door Steel Security Panels
Alongside security doors, vacant retail site owners should also consider the exposure of shop fronts, glass panels, and windows, which often present an easier ingress route than a conventional commercial door system. Our specialist teams provide a comprehensive fitting service, securing steel panels made to fit any size of window or door.
Security screens are also suitable when a property is expected to be vacant for a short-term period or prevent vandalism during public events or anticipated civil disturbances.
Each installation is provided with tamper-proof fittings and can withstand the heaviest impacts, protecting against arson, vehicular damage and theft.
Pest Contamination Control
Environmental factors can cause as much damage – and incur as many costs – as any criminal threat to a vacant retail site.
One of the highest risk factors, when a shop site is vacant is pest infestations. Without rapid treatment, such contamination can cause disastrous levels of damage to the property, fixtures and wiring.
Clearway Scotland offers a full pest control service and can manage any range of insects, larvae and rodents, and invasive plants that can damage the fabric of the foundations.
Installation of Retail Site Hoardings
A retail hoarding is an efficient and cost-effective option if part of a retail site is vacant and therefore not suitable for public access. Hoardings provide an easy way to separate parts of a premise to funnel foot traffic around repair works.
Hoardings can be used permanently to complement the interior shop-fitting at a shop site.
Alternatively, they can fulfil short-term requirements to protect visitors from work areas or screen development projects from public view.
Retail Security Access Control Solutions
Retail access control solutions are designed to protect higher-value commercial premises and shop sites storing goods exposed to theft, such as electronic items.
An access control system is tailored to the site requirements. It ensures that only legitimate staff members, managers, or authorised contractors can gain entry to areas such as stock rooms or restricted areas.
The correct access control options depend on the entry requirements. Still, they may include keypad coded entry systems, electrical key fob verification, access passes, or entry permissions adapted to allow varied access depending on the area’s sensitivity.
Retail CCTV Surveillance for Vacant Shops
CCTV security is a core requirement for thousands of Scottish retailers, offering outstanding functionality that protects empty shop units around the clock.
Our advanced camera systems capture hi-resolution footage to ensure any attempted intrusions or criminal activity is immediately identified and information shared with the security response teams or suitable authorities.
Clearway retail CCTV includes a substantial range of functionality selected to safeguard against core threats. Examples include:
- Night vision CCTV solutions, including infrared cameras.
- Audio signals providing instant warnings to prospective criminals.
- Automatic alarm activations to protect sites out of regular working hours.
- Mobile patrol units, using PTZ cameras to cover all angles of your site.
Along with fixed CCTV, Clearway provides short-term surveillance solutions, wireless monitoring for vacant sites, and a range of CCTV monitoring options.
Advanced CCTV Monitoring
The best way to get the highest value from your CCTV installations is to opt for 24/7 monitoring, ensuring every activation is professionally managed.
Clearway Scotland offers a leading NSI Gold Standard accredited alarm response unit, one of very few centres throughout the UK to achieve this recognition.
Our monitoring stations are ultra-secure and leverage the latest surveillance technology to provide swift, decisive deployments.
The alarm response team manages all systems, from CCTV captures to alarm sensor alerts, criminal entry prevention installations to fire alarms and smoke sensors.
Physical Retail Site Guarding and K9 Patrols
Physical patrols are one of the strongest indications that a vacant retail site is actively defended from criminals. Many major retail parks or stores in remote regions opt for physical guarding to reinforce technological and physical security solutions.
Our trained security teams are available on a range of bases, as regular patrols, fixed shift patterns, or periodic perimeter inspections, depending on your requirements.
Clearway canine security is a further enhancement, with fully trained canine handlers and exceptional security dogs ideal for protecting large retail sites or properties within a large area of open land.
Every team is fully licensed, fitted with body cameras, and carries out patrols to detect potential threats, raise the alarm if an intrusion is detected, and maintain the site’s integrity with keyholding and lock/unlock services.
Perimeter Defence Barriers
Retail site managers often look at doors and windows – but may not recognise the importance of protecting the broader perimeter around the property. Commercial sites are often targeted by thieves, using vehicles to facilitate more significant thefts and fast exits.
Fitting a concrete barrier is an infallible guard to prevent vehicles from accessing your site.
Site managers can also use these simple blocks to restrict access to unused entry points and control the flow of traffic around the site.