There is always a fear of getting robbed especially in places like offices where there is so much money and valuable information that needs to be taken care of. Here are few things you could to avoid robbery or theft in a workplace:
Make sure there is authorized access
Most of the workplace practice this, they make sure that there is tight security so they allow only authorize people access it. This can be done by giving the staff an ID card which they need to show at the counter. Another way is by having scans such as finger print scan or retina scan. Showing the ID online is not very effective as any unauthorized person can easily steal the card from an employee and enter the office. This is why offices use other methods for example they give different passwords to employees and they can enter it only if they know the password. If you have a tight security system then chances of theft reduces by 50%. Also make sure that private and confidential data is kept in another room where only limited people can access.
Be creative with the security
Apart from setting alarms, you could also lock your computer or laptop with a cable lock and attach it with heavy furniture and this should be strong so even if the thief tries to grab and run with it, he falls which will make a noise and make other people alert. You should have CCTV cameras all over the office which should be monitored 24/7. For extra protection you should connect it with your mobile so you can have an eye on the office even if you are away.
Know your team inside out
It could be a situation when a member from your team is giving private information to your competitor; this is also a form of theft. So make sure you know your employees very well and have a close eye on them. The effective key management tool is to motivate your employees to be honest to you and give the best for the company they are working at. If employees’ needs are looked at then they won’t have any reason to cheat on you or your company.You should have strict rules so that employees will know that if they attempt to commit a crime there will be heavy consequences. For example you could make sure that they don’t get work at any other company due to their actions. Also employees should be made aware that they are being monitored 24/7 so they will not even try to commit any fraud.