A robbery is one of the most serious and potentially dangerous crimes committed in the United States today. A robber commits a holdup because he or she believes that their profit will be worth the risk. Statistics show that criminal activity is increasing at an alarming rate especially armed robbery. Each year, thousands of people are victims of this crime and many are attacked violently. Using these tips, you can help reduce the possibility of retail store armed robbery and protect the safety of employees and customers. 1.) ASSESS PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY In general, high activity areas are less prone to robberies. Assess the quantity and type of traffic, times of high and low activity and the potential for increasing traffic and activity.
You know you have seen many Hollywood glorifications of spies when you start thinking that all spies, both reel and real, have only noble intentions in committing industrial espionage. Add in impressive mini spy cameras and other gadgets, and everybody looks like James Bond. This is far from the truth. As a businessman, you will realize that industrial espionage does not only affect your business, not by a long shot. Depending on the extent of spying performed, the methods employed, and the uses to which the stolen information is applied, industrial espionage causes loss of revenue and taxes, loss of direct and indirect jobs, negative impact on the trade balance, and an undermined confidence in personal and corporate security.
Security companies are always looking for ways to maximize their profit. There is nothing wrong with profit..as long as they don't mislead you to get it. Here are some tips. Know what they are paying your officers. Security companies will tell you they are paying a certain amount but then hire officers for as much as a dollar less. You need to know your pay rates so you'll know if they are market competitive. Companies will also hire officers at a probationary rate for, let's say, 50 cents less than the starting rate for 90 days. Then they will conveniently forget to raise their pay to the contracted starting pay rate after the probationary period or maybe even reassign them to another account!