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.