Security key to stopping thefts

Offenders have gained access through open fire doors and in some cases used stolen swipe cards.

Generally, items targeted are petty cash, portable notebooks and tablets left in open view when the buildings are unoccupied by staff after hours.

To prevent such incidents, it is important businesses secure these items and lock external doors that may be wedged open during the day.

Additionally, it is important for businesses to conduct regular audits and maintain a registry for all keys and swipe cards issued to current and previous staff members.

Carrying out these preventative measures reduces the opportunity for burglars.