US Edition
Security camera lens, CCTV Camera, Digital Recorder, Telemetric Transmitter and Controller, Intruder Alarm Control Panel, Access Control Reader, Dome Camera
Home  |  Settings  |  Marketing Options  |  eNewsletters  |  About Us  |  FAQs    Join on LinkedIn
Everything you need know

Network / IP - News

Raid-control expands robbery deterrent package to protect cigarette gantries

Published on 19 November, 2009

Raid-control is a partnership between the police and the security, retail and insurance industries
Raid-control expands robbery deterrent package in response to new crime trend
Raid-control - the national crime prevention initiative backed by the British Security Industry Association - has expanded its robbery deterrent package to include the protection of tobacco products within cigarette gantries in response to a new crime trend that retailers are experiencing.

Criminals are targeting the cigarette gantries within several convenience store chains and demand that the person behind the counter hands over the cigarettes. In some cases the raiders jump the counters and sweep the cigarettes into bin bags before escaping with their haul.

John Birkenshaw, Raid-control Chairman, comments: "Raid-control is pleased to have been given the opportunity to help prevent these crimes. When we were approached we decided that the 'stolen cash traceable' element of our package should be widened to include the protection of cigarette gantries. In co-operation with one of our member companies, we developed the existing covert till production system that is currently used to protect cash, to provide an effective way of tackling this rising crime against cigarette gantries."

"The smoke and dye system forms the fifth pillar of the Raid-control toolkit and works by rendering the stolen cigarettes worthless to the extent that there is no gain to the criminal. The system was first trialled in six convenience stores across the country and proved to be a success."

"Since installing the Raid-control system there have been no reported cases where cigarettes have been stolen. The signage is clearly doing its job and deterring criminals from stealing the cigarettes and we hope that this will remain the case."

Bookmark and Share
Latest in
Network / IP Security Events

See privacy and cookie policy
Browsing from the Americas? Looking for US Edition?
View this content on US Edition, our dedicated portal for our Americas audience.
Do not show me this again
International EditionUS Edition