How to Minimize Theft in Your Business

admin 09 Apr 2013

Unfortunately, business theft comes from both employees and customers, so Security Guards Sydney has put together a few tips to help you minimize your business losses through theft. Preventing theft is the key, because most employees and customers alike will look for easy opportunities before they strike. Many times, would-be thieves will not steal from a company if they feel they are more than like to get caught.

  • Conduct criminal background checks on all employees as you hire them:  A criminal background check isn’t that expensive and can save you thousands of dollars in theft. Is someone who has a criminal record a person you can trust with your business when you aren’t there?
  • Hire a security monitoring service for your business: A security monitoring service will go around after you close and make sure that all of your doors and windows are locked. Unlocked doors and windows are the most common way that people steal from a business after hours. A security monitoring service makes sure that none of your employees ‘accidently’ leave the back door open at night.
  • Have a security training seminar for your staff: The main reason for this meeting will look like you want the staff to be trained in case of a break-in or theft of their personal belongings. However, the real reason to have it is to let possible thieves know that you are concerned about securing your property and are actively pursuing it.
  • Install a CCTV system: Security Guards Sydney can help you install a state-of-the-art closed circuit television system that you can monitor on your mobile phone from any location. The main monitor can be at reception to let visitors know they are being watched and you can watch your employees as well.  Also, if you have a retail store, a CCTV system will go a long way to preventing theft. This system can be used in conjunction with a sign about your intent to prosecute shoplifters.
  • A full time security guard can be useful if you have a warehouse:  It is usually best to hire a security guard from an independent company. A security guard from another company will not only be more alert to workplace theft, but they will also not be on intimate terms with a staff member who is stealing. This allows the security guard to remain objective and report the theft.

As you can see, there are many ways to prevent theft in your business and Security Guards Sydney is here to help.