Shop Watch and Pub Watch
What is a Shop/Pub Watch Scheme?
A Shop Watch or Pub Watch scheme is a network of local businesses that come together to tackle the risks associated with business crime. They can operate in town or city centres or even out of town areas where a group of businesses have decided to work together.
What do they do?
A Shop or Pub Watch scheme can provide a variety of services, from a radio communications network to a full suite of tools including app-based data sharing software and sometimes a CCTV control centre link.
What should you do?
If you would like to join a local Shop or Pub Watch Scheme you will need to know:
- What type of business the shop watch is?
- Do they have adequate insurance in place?
- Have they done their due diligence in terms of data compliance?
- What services are they offering and do these services offer value for money?
A Shop or Pub Watch can be an effective partner in reducing volume crime including workplace violence.