Businesses Security Tips

For Businesses - Be Security Conscious

  • Don’t be afraid to call the police if you see something suspicious.  Keep law enforcement emergency and non-emergency phone numbers handy.
  • Maintain visibility into your place of business. 
    • Avoid blocking the view into your business by crowding windows with signs or merchandise.
    • Use low display counters and cases to maintain visibility from both inside and outside the business.
  • Keep all entrances, exits, and parking areas well lighted.
  • Secure you cashier operation.
  • Install barriers high enough to keep unauthorized persons out of the area where cash transactions take place. Place the cash register a safe distance from the door, but not so far back that it is not visible from outside.
  • Keep a spare key and phone hidden in the freezer or storeroom.
  • Install a hold-up alarm system, with points through out the business. Periodically test the system with the assistance of the alarm company.
  • Keep cash on premises to a minimum.
    • Make frequent cash drops at varied times of the day or week. Use two or more employees to make cash drops or use a courier service.
  • Keep your safe locked at all times.
  • Review robbery procedures and alarm system operations frequently with your employees.
  • Keep key holder information up to date with law enforcement and the alarm company.
  • Use one or more persons to open and/or close the business. There is better safety in numbers.