Experienced and professional retail security guards

across the UK

The retail sector is often a target for opportunistic criminals, with shoplifting being one of the most common forms of theft in the UK. Whether you sell everyday essentials, top-of-the-range electronics, or high-end jewellery and beauty products, your business is potentially at risk. While passive solutions such as security tags can deter some thieves, others will see it as a challenge. For many retail companies, the most effective solution is an on-site security guard.

Here at Marpol Security, we provide retail security guards for businesses across the UK, no matter what they’re selling or how large their store might be. For a manned security solution that works for you, give the team a call today on 0808 562 7765.

The Role of Retail Security Guards

Retail security guards provide a variety of services to our clients across the UK. They are typically stationed at the main entrance, where they can intercept customers who set off the security alarm when leaving the store. In addition, they adopt a proactive role within the store, keeping an eye on the live feed from your security cameras to detect any signs of suspicious activity. If they notice or suspect a customer of shoplifting, they may approach them on the shop floor or wait for them to leave to minimise disruption. Our guards are fully trained in apprehending, restraining, or removing suspects with minimal fuss. This includes customers who are causing a disturbance in your store.

The Face of Your Business

Our retail security guards are often the first people that customers see when entering your store, and we make sure that they give a good impression. Our guards arrive neatly dressed in full uniform (either a Marpol Security uniform or a uniform provided by your company). They are unfailingly polite to your customers and behave in a professional manner at all times. Even when apprehending a shoplifter or detaining someone causing a disturbance in your store, our security guards remain professional and a credit to your business. They are also approachable, should any of your staff or a member of the public wish to report any suspicious activity to them while on duty.

Tailored Retail Security Solutions

While our security guards typically fulfil the roles listed above, they can undertake other tasks for you. This can include escorting your team members when cashing up from the tills or putting out valuable stock, as well as locking and unlocking the store to prevent staff from being targeted by opportunistic criminals. Whatever your particular requirements might be, we can put together the ideal package for you.



No matter what kind of retail outlet you run, having the right security staff on site can make all the difference. For more information on what our manned guards can do for you or to arrange a free consultation, contact Marpol Security today. Call us on 0808 562 7765 to speak to one of our experts, or send an email to to arrange a free consultation..