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Commercial Letterbox Security Services

ShopShield One from Clearway

Fixed Price Security for Vacant Retail Shops for £399
All prices +VAT inc retail lock changes.

Letterbox security is a crucial factor in any effective security plan for retail premises in particular, yet is often overlooked. The simple installation of a physical, metal barrier for letterboxes may be a straightforward process, but can mitigate a range of threats to the integrity of a vacant retail building. The main risk to empty retail properties with an unsecured letterbox is wilful arson attacks.

As part of our market-leading ShopShield offering, Clearway works with retail managers and commercial landlords throughout the UK to ensure all ingress routes into their buildings are secure, in addition to securing the letterbox, as well as offering a range of complementary services. Read more about our letterbox security offering below.


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The Value of Letterbox Security in Retail

Having an effective retail security strategy has never been so crucial. With many commercial landlords managing vacant properties or pending new tenants, keeping those premises safe, secure and sound is vital.

Most retail security includes locks on doors, shutters on windows, perhaps alarms and key code entry to ensure opportunist criminals cannot easily gain access. However, minor entrance points are so often disregarded and can be the downfall of an otherwise comprehensive protection system.

Letterboxes present direct access to the interior of a retail unit, with recent incidents at unprotected properties including:

  • Water ingress – causing damage to flooring and warping of doors.
  • Arson – fireworks through letterboxes is a considerable fire hazard.
  • Vandalism – waste materials posted into an empty unit can create hazardous waste, attracting insects and contaminants.
  • Theft – where entrance ways are not secured, criminals may work past locks and doors to gain entry.

Commercial letterboxes can also pose other risks, with customers potentially returning items or marketing mail building up, preventing authorised personnel from entering the building, and exacerbating fire risk.

Flames and smoke damage are primary threats to an empty unit, with smoke damage and ash that often do not prove viable to repair.

Therefore, letterbox security may be a relatively quick and simple job – but should never be overlooked in a comprehensive retail security plan.

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Letterbox Security Options and Packages

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ShopShield retail security services were developed specifically for shops and retail units that have ceased trading or have, or are likely to, remain empty for a long period of time. As vacant property security experts, we are very experienced in dealing with the threats to empty properties and security risks that arise.  Such issues can cause irreparable property damage and require significant costs, stress, and time to restore. Thus, ShopShield is a comprehensive, rapid response package that looks at the key risk elements in an uninhabited retail unit.

Letterbox security is included in our base ShopShield package, with a hugely competitive £399 +VAT fixed cost. Alongside protecting your letterboxes with commercial-grade metal screens, we offer:

  • A multi-point professional risk assessment.
  • Commercial lock changes.
  • Key safe installation.
  • Removal of all flammable waste on-site.

These elements reduce exposure to threats of criminal intrusion, fire, vandalism, illegal trespass, thefts, and property degradation.

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Why choose Clearway?

We combine years of security expertise with an innovative approach to addressing the challenges most important to commercial landlords and retail managers today. 

ShopShield is a direct response to those issues. It aims to resolve the complications of managing the protection of a vacant retail site, often owned by commercial landlords who are not within an everyday travelling distance to deal with any concerns.

We deliver transparent pricing, advanced security solutions, and a complete package of services to assist clients large and small in achieving their risk prevention aspirations.

Related Services

ShopShield One from Clearway

Alongside our letterbox security services, we offer a range of supplementary services, all designed to complement and reinforce your efforts to safeguard your retail premises from any potential threats. 

Some of the most popular retail security add-ons include:

  • Property Inspections – Our qualified property inspectors attend your premises once per month, following a thorough 45-point insurance standard assessment. Reports cover the property’s condition and evaluations of the internal and external factors to ensure you can quickly address any risks.
  • Utility Isolation and Drain-Down – Vital for commercial retail landlords operating off-site, our utility services include complete isolation and shut down of all utility connections. This service avoids unnecessary costs, prevents risks of flooding and fire, and ensures harmful bacteria cannot build up in stagnant water.
  • Wireless Shop Alarms – Retail security alarms on vacant sites must be autonomous to avoid the risk of tampering and ensure they are reliable 24/7, even when no mains power is available. Clearway remote alarms work seamlessly, backed with monitoring and rapid responses facilitated through our NSI Gold Standard accredited control team.
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