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    Stanley Security launches Stanley Interactive smart service for indies

    Stanley Security has launched Stanley Interactive, a smart business solution enabling independent and smaller retailers to manage all their security systems from a single, easy to use app.

    Designed specifically for small- and medium-sized businesses whose owners are frequently time poor, Stanley Interactive provides a fast, cost-effective means of managing business and retail security – intruder detection, CCTV, lights and more – whether on-site or at home.

    Stanley Interactive provides professional grade security which is incredibly easy to use, from as little as £35.00 per month. Customers simply choose from one of three straightforward packages to get started: Intruder Detection, Video Surveillance (CCTV) or Total Security which provides both intruder detection and video surveillance with additional smart features. Further devices can be added as required. Stanley Security supplies, installs and maintains the equipment, with the customer managing the systems through the handy Stanley Interactive app. For an added layer of protection, Stanley Security also offers a 24/7 monitoring service, through its own professional central station that can dispatch emergency services or alert the business owner.

    Unlike traditional security systems, Stanley Interactive keeps retailers informed about their property at all times and enables them take action when required. With the Video Surveillance package, for example, users can view live and recorded footage from multiple sites at any time and from anywhere. A secure, 24/7 cloud recording option provides a further benefit in that it eliminates the need for additional hardware, instead providing reliable, cloud-storage that cannot be disabled by employees or damaged if the site experiences a fire or flooding.

    The Crime Report 2020, produced by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), highlights the need for security amongst smaller retailers. It estimates the cost of crime to this sector at an enormous £211m, which equates to £4,543 per store per year. Theft by customers and violence and verbal abuse against staff are the key concerns of store owners, which are backed up by the ACS’s figures, which estimate there were over 50,000 incidents of violence against people working in local shops in 2019, with 25 per cent resulting in injury. Furthermore, 40 per cent of retailers have experienced an increase in violence and abuse since the start of the pandemic.

    It also provides value beyond security, by providing business insights, including peak activity and customer traffic and the measurement of staff hours, for one or multiple sites. It could, for example, lead to a greater understanding of which are the busiest hours, enabling more efficient staffing, and could even allow retailers to track the impact of promotions on customer traffic. Insights can be delivered in the form of daily and weekly reports and can make a considerable difference in the running of a business.

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