Business Crime Prevention Tips

BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- The National Crime Prevention Council and Boone County Crime Stoppers have issued the following "Business Crime Prevention Tips".

Business Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Make sure that security measures; such as lights, alarms and security personnel, are not only in place but are clearly visible and activated.
  • Keep all areas used by patrons well-lighted to deter criminal activity.
  • Make sure that the main activities within your business can clearly be viewed from the street.
  • Check the parking lot for good lighting and unobstructed views.
  • Surveillance cameras can serve as a big deterrent to crime. Be sure they are activated and in plain view at all times.
  • If you are ever a victim of a robbery, comply. Give up your money or your merchandise-Don’t give up your life!
  • Know what to do in case of an emergency. Fire exits and evacuation routes should be clearly marked. Fire extinguishers and medical kits should be well stocked and checked regularly.
  • Plan drills so that all employees know what to do in case of an emergency. Have different emergency plans in place for different types of emergencies.
  • Learn how to be a good witness. Take note of gender, ethnicity, age, height, weight, hair color & length, and description of clothes and shoes.
  • Be sure to always report suspicious activity to local law enforcement officials and encourage your employees to do the same.
  • Remember to change the computer security codes and door codes/combinations when an employee who had access to it no longer is employed by your business.


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