Secure shop fronts can stop smash-and-grab moped thieves in their tracks

Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews has been caught up in a smash-and-grab attack by a moped-riding gang at a jeweller’s in London. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48435132

The reality TV star had to hide in the shop’s vault after the armed robbers struck, driving their mopeds at the store and smashing its windows with large hammers.

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Beating the moped thieves

Last year on London’s streets, over 12,000 crimes were committed by so-called moped thieves stealing mobile phones and hand-bags from pedestrians going about their business in the capital.

The Met Police have come down hard these violent criminals and are often resorting to chasing and knocking the individuals off their bikes in a bid to reduce this type of crime.

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An example of an airlock we installed for client as part of a secure shop project

Into the airlock

Many of the secure shop front projects we’ve worked on over the years have included the specification an airlock in the overall design. So, what are the benefits of having an airlock in your retail store?

The inclusion of an airlock to any high value retail store, such as a jewellers, provides a highly secure, and safe, entrance to the store for both staff and customers. This provides additional peace of mind all round and ensures the very highest levels of protection against professional burglars and opportunistic thieves.

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Secure shop fronts from Secure House

How secure is your shop front?

If you’re a high street retailer ask yourself this question: could my store stand up to three separate attacks by attempted burglars? The first attack using a moped to ‘ram raid’ the shop and two other attacks using repeated blows with heavy-duty sledgehammers.

If the answer to that question is ‘no’, don’t worry because we can definitely help!

We work closely with a variety of retailers across the UK whose businesses are considered to be at high risk of theft, burglary, ram raids and criminal damage. These include high-end retailers selling jewellery & watches, clothes, shoes & accessories, antiques and other luxury items.

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