Security Tips for Businesses At Closing Time & Month End

Vision Tactical Media

In South Africa or anywhere in the world, you or your employees can fall into a routine as you shut down your business at the end of every day. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re taking all of the precautions you can to help prevent crime especially during month end.

Theft may seem like only a distant possibility, but organized retail crime is on the rise in the country.

Here are some tips from Vision Tactical on how to help keep your business safe when you lock up:

Make Sure All Customers Have Left The Premises

It might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s very important to check that no customers are still inside the building before you close up. You or your employees should check back rooms, stockrooms, and change rooms to ensure no one is left with access to your property after the doors have been locked.

Turn Off Equipment

Before leaving, make sure that you or an employee have done a walkthrough of the business and checked off all items that need to be powered off overnight. This list will include different items depending on your business.

Store Flammables And Combustibles In Secure Locations

In a further attempt to stop any fires, make sure that any flammables or combustibles have been moved away from heating appliances in property storage containers. These containers should also be labelled clearly.

Lock Away Cash Register And Other Valuables

Follow a detailed procedure when handling cash at the end of the night. Some tips for how to handle your cash register and other valuables include taking a different route each time when making nightly deposits, leaving an empty and unlocked cash register, and not leaving cash or valuables in rooms that are accessible by windows or external doors.

Secure All Equipment And Stock

Before leaving for the night, it’s a good idea to move any excess stock to a locked or secure spot in the store.

Turn On Your Security System

And last but not least, you need to ensure your security system is turned on before leaving the premises. Your security system could take a number of forms, as options range from silent alarms to video surveillance.

Vision Tactical prides itself in offering our valued and potential clients a professional and hands on security solution for their businesses.

Contact our office on 084 222 2222 or email for more information.


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