Shop & retail security: Shop CCTV systems & alarms

Looking for a CCTV or alarm system for your shop? Safeguard Systems will design and professionally install a retail security system for your shop or outlet.

The retail and shop security systems we implement meet and deliver on a number of objectives and requirements.

The retail security systems we design and install cover:

  • Shop CCTV – helping to monitor your premises for theft and burglary.
  • Video & audio intercom – enabling the safe flow of visitors and deliveries to your store.
  • Key fob door entry system – manage and monitor your staff for time and attendance, productivity and more.

We provide security systems for shops across Reading, Oxford, Swindon, Newbury, Southampton and across the respective counties, helping to:

  • Keep staff and customers safe & comply with insurance requirements
  • Monitor potential thieves and keep out known offenders
  • Reducing the impact of crime
  • Manage the flow of deliveries to your store

Call us now on 0800 689 1835 or submit an enquiry.

Looking for a new retail security system or upgrade?

Safeguard Systems are experts in shop CCTV, access control and security alarm system installation. Get in touch today for a FREE no-obligation quote and site survey.

Enhanced security systems for shops and retail outlets

  • Monitor your shop and store for theft

  • Protect your staff from anti-social behaviour

  • Monitor staff attendance and timekeeping

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Retail CCTV & Shop Security Camera Systems

A shop CCTV or retail security camera system is the backbone in managing security for your store. Whether you’re looking to spot the risk of theft or indeed prevent it, investing in an effective and robust video surveillance system is a must.

We can install a range of shop CCTV systems including High Definition (HD) and Ultra HD cameras, IP CCTV camera systems. With a full range of turret, bullet, fish-eye, dome and PTZ CCTV camera options, we will design a security system to meet all agreed objectives.

For larger retail outlets we can also design and install a 24/7 offsite monitored CCTV system. Your surveillance cameras will be managed and viewed by a security professional at a control centre helping to spot all incidents of crime as an when they happen. Prevention is better than the cure as they say.

Additionally, we can install facial recognition CCTV surveillance cameras which spot known offenders and thieves you’re looking to keep out of your shop and store.

Get in touch for a quote. Our team is on hand to help.

Retail & Shop Access Control Systems

There are a variety of reasons to invest in an access control system for a shop or retail store. This can range from providing secure access to staff and visitors through a secure door entry system through to, monitoring staff for time, attendance and productivity.

A keyless door entry system will help in managing secure access to your store for staff and visitors such as reps and those making deliveries.

For stores that have a high level of visitors and deliveries a robust audio or video intercom system is an efficient tool in managing access to your premises. A Video Intercom system for your store helps you to see who’s at the door before letting them in.

Audio intercom works in the same way as video without the ability to see who’s there.

Get in touch for a quote. Our team is on hand to help.

Retail & Shop Intruder Alarm Systems

Looking for a shop alarm system? When seeking to prevent break ins to your premises, the installation of an effective fully operational security alarm is a must.

It’s an unfortunate fact shops and retail stores are all too often targeted by thieves and criminals. Shops are often targeted as they hold a large amount of stock including clothing, jewellery, electrical equipment and cash in 3rd party ATMs.

Depending on your budget and objectives in mind there are various types of security alarm for a shops we can install. We can provide a wired or wireless alarm system which can be connected to your current network and once triggered will notify you via a smart device. Additionally, for larger retail stores and outlets we recommend considering remote alarm monitoring with Police response.

All of these alarm systems can be linked and integrated with your security cameras. When the alarm is triggered your cameras will tilt and zoom in on your access points, helping to capture crystal clear images of the perpetrator..

Get in touch for a quote. Our team is on hand to help.


Install now and pay monthly with security system leasing

Spread your payments over 3-5 years with our CCTV leasing options. Get in touch with the team today, for a free site survey and quote.


We have worked with Safeguard Systems on various utility-scale energy site security projects. The systems they design serve to protect revenue, deter theft and trespass. Their level of technical expertise, and quality of system design is second to none.

Greg Stuttle

GJD Detect

We engaged Safeguard Systems to design and install an internal CCTV and access control fob system to protect our premises, staff and car park. These guys worked with me to give me the system I needed, and worked to challenging deadlines. Great company, top people.

Adrian Barbrooke

Got You Covered

Safeguard Systems worked to upgrade the CCTV system at a site of critical national infrastructure. The service they gave was extremely professional, with a high level of customer service and technical competency at all stages on this sometimes technically challenging project.

Wayne Dietrich

Arc Monitoring

Chris and the team are fantastic, we had them in at work to upgrade the office security, install CCTV and alarms at a new facility and now they have done my home. The job was done quickly and to an extremely high standard. Would recommend to any and all, and I have.

Matt Wilkinson

Liberty Leasing

We used Safeguard Systems to have a video entry system added to our GP Surgery entrances. They were so helpful from our initial site survey right through to installation and handover. A pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend.

Andrea Thava


We have worked with Safeguard Systems on a range of security projects covering commercial IP CCTV, access control and door entry systems. They are professional, flexible and meet deadlines. Highly recommended!

Alice Moore

PBM Property Management

Steve and the team are a partner we require services from on a regular basis, they are both cost-effective and efficient to deal with and I would highly recommend them to anyone who requires assistance or support with CCTV or access control requirements.

Alistair Junga

Sand Communications

I've partnerred with Safeguard on several projects before and I wouldn't go anywhere else for a quality security system installation. Our client, a high-end hair salon required a full studio design and fit-out along with a highly effective CCTV system to help protect and watch over their premises.

Guy Richardson

Lakewood Ltd

We are a trustee organisation responsible for a recreational facility and its associated pavilions and buildings. We approached Safeguard Systems to upgrade our security CCTV systems. The customer experience has been first class from start to finish.

Stuart Anstie

Kintbury Recreation Ground

Safeguard Systems fitted a complete camera and intruder beam system for my storage compound, started the job very quickly and explained what was possible clearly. Really happy with the system, the remoter viewing capabilities and I've had no reliability issues either.

Harry Timbrell

Timbrell Farms

I got in touch with Safeguard Systems to help secure our warehouse unit with an intruder alarm and CCTV system. They were incredibly helpful and came out to conduct a survey on our premises when others just wanted to provide a quote over the phone.

Azim Mohamed

Elite Autos

Case Study

Business Security System Case Study: Commercial CCTV

Advanced CCTV systems for businesses help manage a range of security threats. The impact of theft, break-ins and vandalism can cripple a business; even those with insurance.

Why choose Safeguard Systems for your shop or retail security system?

Our professional team of installers are fully DBS Checked, SSAIB Certified and Safe Contractor approved.

To help our customers get the right system for them we have developed a 6-stage process covering initial contact all the way to ongoing support.

  • 1. Initial Consultation

  • 2. System Design

  • 3. Approval and Order

  • 4. Solution Installation

  • 5. Customer Training

  • 6. Ongoing Service

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    Frequently asked questions

    What is the importance of security systems for retail stores, shops and outlets?

    The importance of having security systems installed at shops and retail businesses covers many factors. This includes detecting and deterring shoplifting, anti-social behaviour and other general offences.

    Shops are often targeted by shoplifters, therefore, facial recognition and general surveillance cameras can help detect and deter thieves. Staff need to be protected too, along with shoppers and members of the general public from a range of threats.

    Securing a retail store/shop involves implementing various security measures such as CCTV cameras, facial recognition devices, and access control systems.

    Well-placed surveillance cameras can help deter and detect theft, whilst access control systems can help manage attendance and prevent unauthorised access to certain areas.

    Security risks in retail and shops include theft of physical assets, employee theft, fraud, and shoplifting. Retail businesses can minimise most of these risks by implementing security measures such as CCTV, access control systems, employee training, and loss prevention strategies.

    Where there are issues of employee theft, covert CCTV cameras can be deployed to catch them in the act. 

    One of the latest technological advancements in this industry is the use of facial recognition cameras to detect known shoplifters.

    The cost of a retail security system varies depending on the size of the store and the level of security required. A basic security system will cost less than a comprehensive, integrated system.

    It is always best to consult a security expert for a personalised estimate.


    To deal with the threat of shoplifting at your shop, consider installing CCTV cameras and facial recognition cameras, and hiring security guards. These measures can deter potential shoplifters, identify known offenders, and provide an additional layer of security.

    Quality CCTV signage may deter petty thieves. However, more sophisticated shoplifters won’t see that as a deterrent. Therefore and investment in CCTV and other surveillance systems will pay dividends.

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