Tips to secure your workplace

March 23, 2021
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Accomplished thieves blend in so well that they are often welcomed into our homes and offices without hesitation. Once they’re there, it is easy for them to steal from us without us even realising it.

What they want

Many offices have fallen prey to opportunistic crimes. Visitors are allowed to walk through unoccupied offices and remove laptops and cell phones from desks. They leave the premises casually and boldly and it appears as if the devices belonged to them anyway.

What to do

Make sure your reception area is never left unattended and install CCTV cameras in and around your offices. Insist that guests are accompanied by the person they wish to see so that you can eliminate the possibility of anyone roaming around without permission.

What they want

Computers left on desktops are easy fodder for criminals. They will simply let a child enter the premises through small openings like bathroom windows. They also slip a hook through small openings and pull the goods to the window and do a quick smash and grab job.

What to do

Lock up properly and make sure that all windows close securely. Install sensors onto windows and other openings and keep computers out of the line of sight of windows. Have smash and grab window tinting applied or vinyl signage which not only advertises your company but also serves as an additional security measure.

What they want

Thieves also target people who leave work after hours. Deserted parking lots are ideal hunting grounds for thieves looking for cash or jewellery. These crimes can escalate into vehicle theft.

What to do

Make sure that you have guards on duty 24/7 to protect your staff and your vehicles.

Remember, you might be going away but we aren’t. Our guarding division can help you secure your assets while you’re away. Call us for advice.

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