Retail

Overview

Serving a number of national retail chains, Cambridge Security provides security for each aspect of the retail business from focusing on loss prevention at store locations and distribution centers to courteous but vigilant attention at corporate offices. Our retail officers are trained to help reduce inventory loss and to give your customer additional confidence and assistance. Each environment requires a different strategy and a tailored solution, from uniformed officers and electronic surveillance cameras to business-attired investigators and undercover agents. We are especially adept at handling grand openings, store closings, and protection.

Physical Security

Physical Security Surveys show 83 percent of offenders described the presence of uniformed security officers as either effective or extremely effective in preventing theft. Of these, 54 percent rated uniformed guards as extremely effective, while only 34 percent of adults and 29 percent of juveniles said the same of attentive employees and greeters. The results confirm Cambridge Security’s long-standing view that there is no substitute for having a live security officer — highly trained and experienced—on site to deter theft, keep customers safe, and respond directly to emergencies. Working with store personnel, our officers also help manage external security threats such as problem customers, loitering, and gang activity, with professionalism that is always mindful of our client’s image.

Liquidations / Openings / Closings

Cambridge Security has considerable experience providing the security needs for special event retail sales, such as store openings, liquidations, renovations, and emergency situations in retail establishments throughout the US and Canada.

Cambridge Security has a proven national network of security companies. This network enables us to deliver consistency in standards, supervision, and client service nationwide, with fully licensed and insured security company partners.

Only Cambridge Security appreciates the magnitude of security challenges presented in openings, closings, and liquidations for a retail establishment. From the confidentiality called for in pre-sale planning and due diligence, to the sensitivity needed in maintaining positive employee relations, to the crowd control issues that arise with sales of this nature, Cambridge Security stands alone in experience and track record.

Cambridge Security understands a profitable liquidation cannot be conducted without flexibility and the ability to exploit trending sales and control costs. Our 24/7 command and control center is critical to coordinating security coverage, given the ever-changing needs in the field and the inevitable contingencies that arise. The Cambridge Command Center affords the client the luxury of last-minute adjustments, and a resource through which the allocation of man power can be managed with next-day forecasting against expense plan. Because of the large volume of customers typically expected during these types of occurrences, we post officers experienced in crowd control to deter theft and maintain order. The officers are supervised by field inspectors exclusively assigned to the sites. Security is further enhanced by constant contact with our 24-hour National Command Center, providing several layers of protection against theft, damage and other potential crimes.

Distribution Centers

Theft in a distribution center can go undetected for several months or longer. Cambridge Security has the experience and trained officers to identify high-risk areas, and implement programs that save our clients millions of dollars annually. Our services include: site audits, cargo protection, employee theft planning, and access control, just to name a few.

VAR

Cambridge Security has addressed the growing reluctance by local law enforcement to respond to security alarms by creating its own Verified Alarm Response (VAR) service. As part of this service, we dispatch a security guard from our national network to ascertain the cause of the alarm at client sites and verify that a break-in has occurred. Once verified, the officer notifies our National Command Center, which can then contact law enforcement and client-designated officials, as well as relay further instructions to the officer on site.

Armed Escorts

Armed Escorts Cambridge Security’s Armed Escort Division consists of highly specialized and trained officers. The officers are handpicked from our network of law enforcement, correction and military personnel. We escort precious jewelry and other high value merchandise across the country. Protecting the safety of our clients’ assets is priority one with Cambridge Security. We are able to provide these services nationwide.

Anti-Piracy

The U.S. entertainment industry estimates that its revenue losses due to unauthorized copying and redistribution of content is over 3 billion dollars annually. Each year hundreds of facilities are found to be illegally duplicating audiovisual content and many more remain undiscovered. Cambridge Security believes that implanting the proper team at screenings and a watchful eye on the internet can reduce the threat of piracy across the U.S. With our strategic method of officer placement and technology, we created a unique approach to detect and eliminate piracy. Whether it’s a private viewing or a major blockbuster event, Cambridge Security is here to accommodate your needs.

Warehouses

Warehouses Break-ins and internal theft are reported as the two biggest concerns for warehouse managers. As important as gate houses and other access controls are, it is crucial to remember the importance of security presence throughout the warehouse to limit opportunities for internal theft. Cambridge Security has officers with experience in warehouse environments. Let Cambridge Security prepare a plan of action to work for you; reducing pilferage and theft.