The introduction of radio communication systems in Shopwatch Two Way Radio Schemes to aid local shopkeepers and large store managers in the fight against crime is an invaluable asset in many towns across the country.
When shopkeepers have an instant and effective means of alerting each other and the Police to convicted and potential shoplifters, suddenly crime doesn’t pay.
Even cheque and credit fraud becomes less inviting in a town where local shops and stores can inform each other of a suspect transaction.
Once issued with a radio, the user is known on air by an allocated ‘call sign’ and not by the name of the shop. A list of these is made available with the handset.
Shopwatch rental is paid monthly and in most cases a deposit is required for the radio and charger.
Users are required to ensure that their insurance covers the replacement cost of their handset, and any accessories such as an ear piece, in the event of theft or physical damage.