Reports

Reporting Solutions

Weekly and Monthly Reporting for Enhanced Communication and Transparency
At Graphite Security, we recognize the dynamic challenges faced by supermarkets and retailers in South Africa. Our security solutions are designed to not only counteract these challenges but also to adapt and evolve in response to emerging trends and threats.

Addressing South Africa's Shrinkage Challenge in Supermarkets and Retailers

At Graphite Security, we are dedicated to making a tangible impact on your business by actively engaging in management tools to combat shrinkage. Our comprehensive strategies are designed to minimize losses and enhance the overall security of your establishment.

Current Shrinkage
Report (2023):

South Africa continues to face challenges in retail shrinkage, with the total reported shrinkage amounting to R5.1 billion ($0.732 billion) in the most recent data. This represents approximately 1.62% of total sales. Our commitment at Graphite Security is to assist supermarkets and retailers in mitigating these losses through targeted and proactive security measures.

Sources of Retail
Shrinkage (2023):

Understanding the root causes is essential to combatting shrinkage effectively. The current breakdown of sources includes:

These figures highlight the multifaceted nature of shrinkage, emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive security strategy.

10%

Shoplifting

10%

Employee Theft

0%

Employee Theft

0%

Internal Error

Distribution of Theft
within Stores (2023): 

Analysing the nature of theft within stores is crucial for devising tailored prevention strategies. The current breakdown shows that:
0%

Losses on the Floor

0%

Internal Theft

This data underscores the significance of addressing both external and internal threats to achieve effective shrinkage control.

Strategies to Combat Shrinkage

At Graphite Security, we are dedicated to making a tangible impact on your business by actively engaging in management tools to combat shrinkage. Our comprehensive strategies are designed to minimize losses and enhance the overall security of your establishment.

    Daily Hazard Counts:

    Daily Hazard Counts:

    Recognizing the significance of monitoring high-risk lines, we conduct daily hazard counts to assess losses weekly. This proactive approach not only minimizes stock losses during stocktake but also identifies risk areas and potential procedural weaknesses. It serves as a vital investigative aid, contributing to an overall reduction in shrinkage.

    Departmental Checks:

    Ensuring Accountability in Every Department

    Our guards conduct daily checks of all items in various departments. This involves verifying that items have been properly paid for, transferred, and accounted for. Additionally, our team ensures the cancellation of items designated for internal use within the store. This meticulous process contributes to a transparent and accountable retail environment.

    Floor Sweeps:

    Strategic Surveillance for Maximum Coverage

    To maintain a proactive stance against theft and pilferage, our guards perform daily floor sweeps, concentrating on high-risk areas and dead zones. By meticulously recording findings, we gain valuable insights into trouble spots and identify specific product lines that may be targeted by petty thieves. This targeted approach enhances overall security measures.

    At Graphite Security, our shrinkage prevention strategies are not just tools; they are proactive measures aimed at safeguarding your assets and ensuring the long-term security of your business. Choose us for a comprehensive approach to shrinkage management.

    Arrests:

    Proactive Security Measures
    We place a high level of emphasis on the effectiveness of our security teams. Monitoring the frequency of arrests is a key performance indicator for us. If there is a prolonged period without arrests, our teams are promptly addressed, ensuring that our security measures remain robust and responsive. This approach underscores our commitment to maintaining a secure environment for your business.

Weekly
Reports

In our commitment to transparent communication, Graphite Security ensures that you are well-informed every step of the way. Our weekly reports serve as a detailed overview of our activities, providing you with a snapshot of our findings. These reports include:
These weekly updates are a vital aspect of our communication strategy, ensuring that you are kept abreast of ongoing security measures.

Shoplifting

Summarizing the weekly assessment of high-risk lines.

Floor Sweeps

Summarizing the weekly assessment of high-risk lines.

Departmental Checks

Highlight checks conducted in various departments to ensure accountability.

Arrests and Incidents

Reporting on the frequency of arrests and any incidents that occurred during the week.

Monthly
Reports

Going beyond weekly feedback, our monthly reports provide a comprehensive overview, delving into a broader spectrum of security metrics. These reports, sent at the end of each month, cover:
These monthly reports play a crucial role in our monthly meetings with you. They serve as a valuable tool to assess controllable losses, identify potential risks, and discuss any red flags that may require investigation. Additionally, they aid in pinpointing weaknesses in your business's security infrastructure, covering aspects such as alarm systems, camera coverage, tag scanners, lighting, and other potential risks.

At Graphite Security, our reporting system is not just about statistics; it's a strategic tool for continuous improvement and partnership in safeguarding your business.

10%

Shoplifting

10%

Employee Theft

0%

Employee Theft

0%

Internal Error

Distribution of Theft
within Stores (2023): 

Analysing the nature of theft within stores is crucial for devising tailored prevention strategies. The current breakdown shows that:
0%

Losses on the Floor

0%

Internal Theft

This data underscores the significance of addressing both external and internal threats to achieve effective shrinkage control.