CHUBB – THE provider of security and fire safety solutions – is currently celebrating an impressive 40-plus year partnership with Ireland’s largest discount fashion retailer, all the while delivering expert security systems designed to minimise loss prevention.
Founded back in 1969, this Irish fast-fashion retailer operates more than 380 stores worldwide, providing quality fashion products at affordable prices.
One major challenge the retailer faces is managing loss prevention, as none of its products are tagged so its stores are an easy target for petty theft. In-store security is an essential part of the retailer’s loss prevention strategy, but this is not sufficient on its own to satisfy the necessary security regime. The retailer needs a robust security solution capable of not only identifying potential incidents before they happen, but also alerting staff to allow timely intervention.
As a business, Chubb has been delivering expert security solutions to the retailer since the early 1980s. Today, provision consists of a combination of CCTV surveillance, access control and alarm monitoring for all 37 stores in Ireland and all 188 stores in the UK, as well as a large number of stores across Europe in locations including Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain.
Chubb’s involvement starts at the design stage and continues right through to the delivery and installation of the security systems. A new store will first require Chubb to assess the floor plan, which will indicate where the tills are, where products will be situated and the types of products in each area.
Professionals from Chubb then mark up the floorplan drawing by placing the cameras at the prime locations where coverage is needed. The positioning of the cameras is vital as the retailer’s in-store security relies on them to help minimise loss prevention. In terms of scale, an average store will contain around 200 cameras for surveillance.
Once complete, the marked-up floor plan is approved by the consultant who signs off the design. It then passes on to the electrical contractor who marks-up the containment and cabling around the design. Chubb supplies all of the cabling required for the installation and then fits all of the cameras, which are commissioned in-store.
Tony Clifford, general manager for Chubb Fire and Security in Ireland, said: “This is just one example of our long-standing security contracts with retailers, where Chubb is treated not just as a supplier, but as a genuine business partner. Our portfolio of stores with this fast-fashion retailer keeps growing in size and diversity from year to year.”
*Additional detail on Chubb’s security solutions is available online at https://www.chubbfiresecurity.com/en/uk/products/security/
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