“We have no store security so hearing that known shoplifters are heading our way means we get all our staff on the shopfloor. If you say hello to thieves, they know they’ve been spotted and soon disappear.” Fashion shop
“The radio makes you feel safe, especially when you’re in the shop alone. The codewords are perfect for describing shoplifters while they're still there, but without them realising.” Camden Passage shop
Shopwatch is open to retailers in the Angel AIM area and surrounding streets.
It costs £250 a year (plus VAT) to hire the radio for Angel AIM members, or an extra £100 one-off registration fee for businesses OUTSIDE our area. This includes maintaining the radios and replacing batteries. More info on our Publications page.