Apex Radio, your ShopWatch and PubWatch solution experts

We currently control and administer in excess of 280 radio link schemes nationwide so you know you're in good hands

Take a proactive approach to reducing and managing crime.

The cost of theft doubled to £1.8 billion in 2022/23.
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What is a ShopWatch?

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ShopWatch and PubWatch schemes allow all users in the area to be in instant communication with each other, for a proactive approach to reducing and managing crime. On many of our schemes, users are also able to be in communication with the Local Police, CCTV and various other helpful initiatives providing economical solutions to combat theft and anti-social behaviour.

With the retail and leisure industries being targeted so heavily by theft, vandalism and violence, you will know the importance of providing extra protection to your staff, stock, and customers. Becoming part of a crime prevention scheme that provides assistance and security for your business could not be easier. Apex Radio Systems can provide you with two-way radios to stay connected, stay informed and stay protected. ShopWatch and PubWatch Solutions from Apex Radio Systems.

Who We Help

Stay connected, stay informed and stay protected.

BIDs, CRPs & Councils

Our schemes work in partnership with Local Authorities, BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) and Crime Reduction Programmes to help combat theft and anti-social behaviour across the UK. Our solutions provide instant communication between users keeping them connected, informed and protected.

Shopping Centres & Parks

As retail and leisure industries are being targeted so heavily by theft, vandalism and violence; Shopping Centres and Retail Parks can benefit from a ShopWatch Scheme to provide an instant communication solution to spread awareness and keep connected.

Retailers & Hospitality

Our ShopWatch and PubWatch schemes provide two-way radio and body-worn cameras to increase staff safety and solutions during peak and busy times. Affordable monthly subscription allows all users to communicate efficiently and effectively.

ShopWatch FAQs?

Your Questions, Our Answers: FAQ Quick Guide

How can I join a scheme?

Apex Radio Systems is the UK’s leading supplier of ShopWatch and PubWatch Schemes and provides economical solutions to combat theft and anti-social behaviour nationwide. We currently control and administer more than 280 Radio Link Schemes nationwide. To join our schemes it’s as simple as applying HERE and waiting for the application form. We can have you set up and active on a live scheme in as little as 24 hours once approved.

How can I set up a scheme?

As long as there isn’t an existing ShopWatch Scheme already in place, setting up a scheme requires some involvement from a business crime reduction partnership (BCRP) or business improvement district (BID). Alternatively it can be set up by the local council or a local community police force, or a local shopping centre; demonstration of shops wishing to be a part of the scheme is also important for evidence of a requirement.

My ShopWatch radio isn’t working?

We’re sorry to hear your radio isn’t working, please contact our Technical Support team on 0191 228 0466 for further assistance. We guarantee to replace your faulty equipment by next working day to ensure your system is back up and working and to prevent any operational downtime.

I’d like to include a Body-worn Camera to my hire?

We think Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) is a perfect addition to any ShopWatch or PubWatch Scheme. Our BWC’s include the camera, battery and chager and comes ready for use. Contact us via the application form to receive a quotation. 

I still have questions...

If you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of our team about ShopWatch or PubWatch, give us a call on 0191 228 0466 and we will be happy to help.

Benefits of our Schemes

Join a scheme and stay safe together

Latest devices
Our two-way radios includes the some of the latest equipment on the market, including features such as Emergency Buttons, text messaging, GPS and crystal clear voice quality.

Next day service
Included with our Scheme is the swap-out replacement for faults; whether that’s battery, chargers, antennas or the radio itself. Our ShopWatch Team will ensure you won’t be without your equipment.

Secure network
A Private and secure network dedicated to Schemes for sharing information between the users ensures additional levels of security.

Training Provided
Bespoke training either in person or online about the best practices for our ShopWatch Schemes; ensuring all users are confident with how to use the equipment.

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