As we start on the New Year it is imperative to review our security situations as corporates. With the current economic status, we are at the moment in the country experiencing increased levels of crime particularly in office and industrial areas. There are a number of costless operational things that you can incorporate to improve your security situation, we have listed these below:
- Key Security: Know which keys you have and to which locks, making sure that keys issued on a temporary basis are returned. Assign someone to keep a record of key movement. This can either be a security guard at your premise or maybe your receptionist. It becomes easier to track (a log book will be a lot of help)
- Locking Doors and Windows: Have someone responsible for locking interior and exterior doors and checking if all window have been closed. If there is an alarm, make sure that it is armed by the last person leaving the building You can liaise with your Rapid Response to notify you if your alarm has not been armed by a certain time.
- Securing Office: Use inventory control and keep detailed records (Tag and inventory property) and place follow up policies.
4. Petty Cash: Use a locked cash box and never write down safe combinations. Don’t let cash accumulate; set an amount at which it is to be deposited. If you handle large sums of money, engage a Cash In Transit service provider to secure your cash until it is banked.
- Service personnel: Ask for positive identification from service personnel and verify their purpose in your area by checking work orders.
Enforce a “No Solicitation” policy as these can be a trick to scope out your building interior. Alarms connected to offsite monitoring will prove to be helpful at night to signal for aid from Rapid Response teams incase security guards have been over powered by armed burglars. Carry out regular security surveys internally on a monthly basis and please do not hesitate to contact us for some Professional advice, it might be the difference between a secure and unsecure premise.