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There are four words which help you improve the security of your workplace:
“May I help you?”
Use them and encourage your co-workers to do the same.
Never allow strangers to be alone in your office.
Keep strangers in public areas. Don’t allow them to use non-public restrooms and phones.
Challenge unknown people.
Keep valuable items out of sight and secured. Don’t leave purses out. Remember to remove valuables from coats or jackets.
Keep all business checkbooks, cash, deposit tickets and credit cards locked in a secure area when not in use.
Lock desk while you are away.
Assign an office employee to put the outgoing mail in a post office mail box. Never leave incoming or outgoing mail on a desk.
Maintain good key and access card control.
Record all serial numbers of your business office machines.
As you leave the building for the night, double check that all the doors in your office area are locked and alarms set if you have them.
Use the “buddy system” when walking to and from work.
Call 911 to report suspicious activity.
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