Co-op warns retail crime is getting out of control

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Retail trade union, Usdaw shared the concerns of popular retailer, Co-op as latest research shows retail crime has surged. Udsaw have reported that they support the Co-op’s plea for urgent action in police responses and for all forces to target repeat and prolific offenders.

Co-op reported that shoplifters and anti-social behaviour incidents have risen by 35% year on year. Over 175,000 incidents were recorded in the first six months of this year.

Co-op Food Managing Director, Matt Hood, said, “I have seen some horrific incidents of brazen and violent theft in our stores, where my store colleagues feel scared and threatened.”

Many businesses are investing more in security measures to prevent such incidents. A UK manufacturing company called Tensor plc could be the solution.

Tensor plc specialises in this type of technology and its smart card products are Police approved with the “Secure by Design” accreditation.

Tensor’s equipment is also used by the 2nd largest police force, West Midland Police and a number of the UK’s top businesses and many smaller ones too. Tensor’s smart card access control and time & attendance equipment can help businesses minimise the risk of theft, loss, unauthorised entry and better manage your workforce. The system has a user-friendly interface and extensive CCTV technology that will help businesses prevent and identify security breaches more efficiently.

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