Our simple and affordable vacant retail property security solutions keep your empty premises secure from break ins and vandalism while ensuring your health and safety and insurance obligations are met to maintain cover.

Retail premises risk assessments

Empty shops, retail units and associated car parks are prime targets for vandals, trespasser and travellers looking for new locations to set up illegal encampments. Our professional risk assessments identify all site vulnerabilities and recommend cost effective solutions to minimise risk to the property and surrounding land.

Locking and boarding up

Changing the locks is vital to make sure previous tenants can’t access the property or pass keys onto others. We change all locks and board up vulnerable windows and doors to prevent vandalism. Our letterbox seals temporarily stop unwanted mail building up and causing a fire hazard, with no damage to the door.

Vacant Retail Premises Inspections

When a shop or unit becomes vacant it may no longer comply with insurance policy requirements. Often underwriters insist on regular inspections to ensure the security and integrity of the property. Our expert teams conduct regular professional insurance approved internal and external vacant property inspections. We take care of all the paperwork and provide an electronic audit trail to give you full peace of mind.

Temporary CCTV surveillance

We supply, install and monitor a full range of temporary CCTV systems and rapid deployment CCTV towers to provide early warning of any suspicious activity on your site. Our innovative vacant property technology solutions provide a considerable cost saving versus traditional static manned security options.

Our full range of vacant retail premises security solutions include:

  • Risk assessments
  • Lock changes
  • Letterbox seals
  • Vacant property inspections
  • Keyholding and alarm response
  • Combustible waste removal
  • Utilities drain down
  • Keyless security doors
  • Steel screening
  • Perimeter concrete barrier blocks
  • Temporary CCTV & video verification alarms
  • SIA licensed security officers and canine teams
  • Traveller removal
  • Landlord compliance services
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Emergency repairs
  • Pest control
  • Insolvency solutions
Case Study

Vacant retail units asset security

When a development company fell into receivership in 2020, FRG worked with the appointed insolvency practitioner to secure vacant retail units in various states of construction on a new build residential and commercial development in the commuter town of Stevenage.

FRG swiftly conducted an on-site risk assessment and recommended a cost-effective security solution mitigating the risks associated with theft, arson, vandalism and illegal occupation and meeting all regulatory and insurance requirements for the site.

FRG Detect temporary monitored alarm system with intruder verification cameras and smoke sensors were installed to each vacant retail unit with remote monitoring from the FRG Control Room and keyholding to ensure swift alarm activation response. Weekly internal and external vacant property inspections were conducted to meet insurance requirements.

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They understood the rigorous requirements of this flagship project and had the technical expertise to deliver the most advanced camera system I have ever used.

Senior Site Agent
Major Projects

The service we have received from FRG has been outstanding across the board. We are extremely happy with our experience.

Senior Site Agent
Major Projects

First Response Group can provide full details should you wish to consider them at any of your properties, we are using them and find them first class so have no hesitation in recommending them.

Estates Manager

We found the service and support provided by First Response Group on this project to monitor bus queues and pedestrian traffic flow invaluable.

Project Management Assistant
Network Rail (Infrastructure)

I am impressed with the level of security cover and would like to pass on a well done to all guards at First Response Group.

Health & Safety Inspector
Construction & Tunnels