Bookmaker/Betting Shop Security


Posted: 3rd February 2012

One thing AMCO specialises in is an all around security package for bookmakers. With over a thousand bookmakers nationwide covered by AMCO monitoring, on a wide range of alarm systems and specifications we have the confidence and experience to offer a system that reduces costs, reduces losses and gives your staff extra security and peace of mind. It can also be used to cover lone workers and in high risk environments. Burglar alarms for bookmakers We offer a system that will detect an intruder into your companies premises as soon as an intruder enters, or according to specifications that you set. Our advanced audio monitoring lets us identify if a genuine intruder has entered within moments, and we have developed techniques to identify staff when stores may have a high turnover of temporary staff or cleaners. If an intruder is detected we can then inform the police and also challenge the intruder and let them know they have been identified and that the police are on their way. This advanced monitoring solution means they do not stick around for the time it takes to break/remove a safe or valuable TV and IT equipment. Experience within the betting industry We have a wide portfolio of stores nationwide that we have been protecting for many years. This experience means owe understand your requirements and also the techniques burglars or armed robers use when targeting the betting industry, from the oportunistic to the professional. We are also highly experienced in securing staff against agressive and barred customers, agressive drunks, acts of vandalism and underage persons who are refusing to leave. We can help bookmakers comply with legislation in relation to gambling commision requirements on the protection of the vulnerable and protect the health and safety of your staff. Access control We utilise multiple methods of access control, such as magnetic locks and deadbolts so stores can identify troublesome persons before it enters the store and prevent access. We have wide expeience of retro-fitting equipment according to the risk factors of the store. CCTv monitoring We can fit both overt and covert CCTV, designed for general coverage of the store, blind spots and close range http://www.alarm-monitoring.co.uk/images of offenders faces. These can assist in proescution, the production of security bulletins about known confidence-tricksters and detection and evidence of theft, both internal and external. Work around your existing business We have wide experience of working in trading stores on maintenance, installation and the addition of our monitoring equipment, CCTV and maglocks. Our engineers understand the requirements of a working bookmakers and can install proffesionally and with a minimum of incovenience around your customers and staff. Hold up / panic alarms Whilst most companies use panic buttons that can only be used in an emergency, with the police response of cutting off your response after false alarms, we offer a unique alternative. The AMCO interactive monitoring solution is ideally suited for bookmakers, as we will explain the system in detail to your staff and staff are actively encouraged to use it when suspcious, this gets them used to the system should a robbery occur. The system uses unique codewords to prevent both armed robberies or to alert us to the fact that your staff are suspicious and require monitoring assistance. This gives your staff the added peace of mind that there is a 24/7 security presence available at the push of a button. Cost saving advantage Because of our experience within the industry, we can offer monitoring for a low price and we are used to working with a massive range of existing equipment. We can offer maintenance and installation at a fraction of the cost of some of our major competitors. To talk about your business requirements please call 0845 833 8823. We can cater for bookmakers ranging from small independents to major national chains. We are highly experienced in taking systems over when monitoring contracts run out, and may be able to save your business thousands in alarm costs, thousands in losses and, most importantly, make your staff more secure.