Retail Security Systems

By Bernhard Mehl
May 05, 2020

Any kind of shop, studio, or retail space will need a great security system. Leaving your shop without a decent security system is a major risk, as it could result in a huge loss to your business. Security is also necessary for most insurance companies and policies. Luckily, there are plenty of simple options out there - suitable for all kinds of spaces, budgets, and requirements. 

Whether you need a complex system to cover a large area or just a simple and secure lock, there is an answer out there. With these security systems, you can rest easy knowing that your shop will be left in absolute safety. 

Different Retail Security Systems

Installing an anti-theft retail security system can be incredibly simple. However, it is important to choose the right one for your space. Here are some popular retail security systems to help make your shop a safer place. 

Smart Locks

Electromechanical commercial smart locks are great tools for increasing the security measures in your shop. These locks follow the same concept as traditional key locks, using a deadbolt to keep the door shut. With the addition of smart technology though, these locks are taken to a new level. 

The locks are mostly Bluetooth enabled and can be controlled remotely. This is a good option for those that want a bit more access control on their premises.

Access Control Locks

Access control systems are a popular choice for retail and commercial buildings. These systems use technology to create a lock that opens with a smart reader - often a card. These locks can be integrated throughout a building, allowing you to control exactly who can open which doors. Kisi creates some of the most advanced and efficient access control locks for retail units. 

These locks allow you to easily monitor who has access to the building while providing a smooth and simple entrance process. The locks utilize wireless technology and provide many benefits over using a standard lock and key. This is a safe and effective way of controlling access to your shop. 

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Security Cameras

Security cameras are a popular choice for retail spaces, as they allow you to monitor the area at all times. Installing a camera system into your building will allow you to keep a watchful eye over specific areas. Most retail spaces will secure a camera over targeted spaces - like the till and door. 

While security cameras cannot necessarily prevent crime, they will help to find the source of it. This can also be useful for monitoring staff in the shop. Having a shop kitted out with visible security cameras is also a good way of scaring off potential criminals.

Self Service Lockers

Self-service lockers have become increasingly popular for ordering and receiving goods. These are great retail security systems as they allow for strict access control by the customer only. For example, a customer can place their order online and then receive the goods from their specific locker. These smart lockers have been specially designed for a streamlined customer-friendly experience. 

Not only do self-service lockers provide a high level of security for anyone that has access to them, but they also offer incredible convenience. These lockers eliminate the risk of lost or stolen packages, allowing you to know exactly where your goods are safely kept. 

Anti-Shoplifting Alarms

An RFID retail security system is one of the most common forms of security in shops. These are radio frequency detectors placed in front of the shop’s doors. The detectors will let off an alarm if any goods that were not paid for pass through them. 

These systems help to efficiently alert security and staff members if someone tries to shoplift. The scanners are usually very visible to anyone entering a shop.

Alarm Systems

When it comes to retail security systems, an alarm is often the first thing that comes to mind. Specialized alarms can be installed in any kind of space, and can be customized to your exact needs. 

They can alert a security response team and the owner of the shop. These systems can be controlled by sensor beams or manually through buttons. Alarm systems are useful for when the shop is closed.

Final Thoughts on Retail Security Systems

Security is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly in retail environments. The best security system for retail stores depends on your specific environment and shop layout. However, the options above provide reliable systems of security and control. 

Often it is best to use a combination of security systems for maximum safety. For a shop to be successful, it needs to be secure - so be sure to consider some of these options when opening a new space.

Bernhard Mehl

Bernhard is the co-founder and CEO of Kisi. His philosophy, "security is awesome," is contagious among tech-enabled companies.