These portable radios allow retailers to communicate with other scheme members, so they can exchange information and prevent crime. Whenever they experience shoplifting or anti-social behaviour, retailers can instantly connect with each other, centre staff, police, and CCTV operators.
We supplied digital radios to 40 stores in Brentwood for their Shopwatch Scheme. Already it’s paying great dividends.
For instance, the scheme recently prevented a shoplifter from stealing over £1000 pounds worth of goods. Police community support officers were able to stop the offending woman in the high street on December 19. They arrested her within minutes of Baytree Centre staff using their handheld radios to alert the council’s CCTV operators.
The police believed the haul – which included alcohol, trainers and clothes – was the biggest in the town in the past 12 months. Cllr Chris Hossack added:
This was a great result and I am glad to see our CCTV is protecting our retailers from those who are trying to steal. The message is clear – if you come to Brentwood to steal you will get caught.
The digital radios we supply are robust, easy to operate, and offer the latest safety-critical features. The free site trial, initially carried out by our engineers, ensures radio users can expect 100 percent coverage throughout the town and its buildings.
Retailers can talk to each other at the touch of a button. The CCTV controllers have the ability to monitor these calls, and feed critical data to the police by means of their strategically placed cameras.
The retailers hire their radios at low cost directly from us. They also pay a modest membership/administration fee to Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, who manage the scheme.
THE BENEFITS OF HIRING YOUR RADIO EQUIPMENT FROM BRENTWOOD COMMUNICATIONS ARE:
- No capital outlay is necessary – you save money by only paying for what you use
- Hiring equipment for short or long contracts offers you maximum flexibility
- Rapid repairs and replacements eliminate down-time
- Support and set-up are included for your peace of mind
- Free radio trials ensure you get reliable coverage across any site
Brentwood supplies two-way radios, using the latest technology, across every continent in the world. You can hire two radios (or more) with no upper-limit. Each radio comes with a battery, belt-clip and charger. In addition to this, you can hire a variety of compatible earpieces and other audio accessories.
If your borough council requires two way radios to improve the communications of your ‘Townlink /Shopwatch Scheme’ – please give us a call on 01245 403520 to discuss your needs.