DURBAN - The Shoprite Group is investing in sophisticated security and other measures to make its shopping space secure, reduce the number of criminal incidents and increase the number of arrests.
The Shoprite Group had to contend with 489 armed robberies and burglaries in its 2018 financial year.
Its investments in crime prevention give the group the ability to monitor stores and vehicles, remotely trigger security devices, follow up on crime incidents and ensure suspects are arrested.
Through an extensive intelligence network, the centralised Command Centre receives live information on strikes, protests and other incidents. This information can be used to react and take necessary measures to safeguard the group’s fleet on the road as well as staff and customers in its stores. According to the group, it has taken them nine months to implement security measures.
Shoprite’s efforts to keep its customers and staff safe are reflected in a reduction of contact (violent) crime incidents and increased prosecutions.