With a new year, comes new challenges. Before the new year rolls in this weekend, brush up on your security knowledge so 2017 can be your most profitable year yet.
Being in an armed robbery is a horrific experience for anyone but if it does ever happen to you it is important to know how to recognize the signs and what to do to prevent as much loss and injury as possible.
The Signs of an Armed Robbery
- Person enters on cell phone. Possibly in a group.
- Inappropriately wearing sunglasses inside.
- Inappropriate wearing of a hat or hood. (Read More)
Employee theft is far more common than you may realize. Security experts estimate that 25 to 40 percent of all employees steal from their employers and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) estimates that employee theft equals a total loss of approximately $50 billion on an annual basis nationwide.
Small businesses are believed to be particularly vulnerable to employee theft due to their infrastructure. Many small business employees have multiple responsibilities and in many cases are less managed. This provides a greater opportunity for an employee to conceal their actions. (Read More)
What size safe should you look for?
Often times, buyers report that they wish they would have purchased a bigger safe than they thought they needed. It is important to keep in mind that over time more valuables may be added to your safe. It is better to purchase a safe that is a little bigger than you think you need on the first try, rather that needing to purchase another safe in the future.
Where will you put your safe?
Knowing where you plan to put your safe before you buy it will help you determine the maximum size safe you can purchase. Here are a few suggestions for determining where to put your safe:
It is best to keep your safe out of sight. Especially if you do not have an alarm system in your home or business, keeping your safe out of sight will keep criminals from being tempted to attack your safe. (Read More)
Time is of the essence for a business owner in any industry. The Entrepreneur journal, which provides information and advice for pawn shop and small business owners, recently did a study to find out what business owners desired more of. An obvious answer was of course, more money. However, almost as many business owners responded that they would rather have more time than more money.
For a business owner, and especially in the pawn industry, Benjamin Franklin’s clichéd quote holds true: “Time is money.”
When the song rings out, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” your mind instantly goes to Marilyn Monroe. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes paints a picture of a beautiful, curvy woman dancing and singing in a pretty pink dress. How could diamonds and precious gems put your mind in a dark place? Diamonds have another, more wicked, best friend; a thief.
Why do criminals love jewelry?
If you think about it, diamonds are one of the most, if not the most, expensive item you can find for its volume. A mere pound of diamonds would run you $17,494,400. (Read More)