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Minimize Theft and Vandalism to your Business*
Theft of any size can be devastating, especially if you own a business. you need your equipment, supplies and tools in order to operate the business. Ensure your business reamins secure by implementing inside and outside security measures to protect your business.
- Make sure all outside entrances and inside security doors have deadbolt locks.
- Windows should have secure locks.
- Remove any expensive items from window displays at night.
- Light the inside of your business around doors and windows.
- Keep cash register in plain view from outside and leave drawer empty and open after closing.
- If there is a safe of premises, make sure it is securely anchored and change combination frequently.
- Install video surveillance cameras throughout the business.
- Install an alarm system - check with several companies and decide what level security fits your needs.
- Keep small amounts of cash in register to reduce losses. Use a drop safe into which large bills and excess cash are dropped off by employees and cannot be retrieved by them.
- Make bank deposits often during business hours. Take different routes and at different times throughout the day.
- use mirrors to eliminate blind spots in corners that might hide shoplifters.
- Mark equipment, such as computers, registers, etc. with identificaiton numbers.
- Keep detailed, up-to-date records and store back-up copies off premises.
- Light up the premiter, especially near entrances.
- Install outside video surveillance.
- If your business involves storing inventory outside, install locking gates.
- If you local law enforcement offers night time security checks, take advantage.
- If your business owns several company autos that are kept on premises overnight, make sure they are parked in a well-lit area and all vehicles are locked with keys kept in a secure location.
*Smart Thinking, Spring 2013 MMG Insurance