Prestige Pawnbrokers’ Security Upgrade

security door and glass

Physical security is of utmost importance for any business, especially for customer-facing retail operations. This is because of the protection of assets and employees. The importance of security is even greater in the case of pawnbrokers, as they handle valuable and one-of-a-kind items that can easily become damaged or stolen.


Prestige Pawnbrokers, the star of Channel 4’s series “Posh Pawn,” needed to provide a secure facility for their new headquarters in Hatton Garden, London. They were looking for a security solution that would provide the necessary communication and functions of an open-counter trading setup without the risk of operating an open-counter surface. Fortunately, leading physical security solutions, expert Safetell was able to assist.


Safetell installed a full floor-to-ceiling Counter, Screen, and Partitioning solution to create a secure line. In addition, two Staffline Security Doors were added to form a secure airlock lobby. As part of their Cash Management range, Safetell installed a Meridian 35 Transfer Unit in between the two service windows to allow customers to securely pass large items to the staff. Safety improved dramatically without hampering normal operations.


The use of a secure airlock, deep pass-through trays, and the Meridian Transfer Unit provided an overall security solution that protected staff and allowed for swift product trading, reducing the opportunity for robbery. The Prestige Pawnbrokers were so pleased with the installation that they contacted Safetell soon after to secure another shop in Manchester. Contact Safetell if you require any security solutions for your premises!

At a glance

  • Industry


  • Location

    Hatton Garden

  • Products/Services

    Screens & Counters, Transfer Units, Airlock