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How to prevent employee theft and fraud

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 18-Apr-2018 10:00:00

Employees who steal from companies have typically been working there for several years and typically continue to steal for 3 years before they are caught. For small businesses, this can be a devastating blow, while in larger businesses the losses from theft can be even greater. Protecting yourself against employee theft and fraud is mainly about deterrents in the forms of corporate policy and access control, so here we explore the steps you can take. 

Zero tolerance policy

Using a zero tolerance policy and setting this out clearly from the outset is important. If your employees know 100% that you will prosecute if they steal then they will be less likely to. 

Know where they are 

Most theft or fraud occurs at the very start or end of the day when the workplace is quiet. Giving your employees access control cards that record where your employees are and which areas of your building they have accessed and when will make it easier to track unusual or suspicious behaviour. If a staff member suddenly becomes the last one out of a particular area every day then you should start asking questions. You can even make some areas off limits to certain employees if they have no reason to be there.

Use purchase orders

The use of purchase orders means all expenses have to be approved. When you use purchase orders and require receipts you will more readily be able to determine if unusual payments out of the company are being made. 

Manage inventory

Managing the inventory in your business and ensuring that it is regularly checked will enable you to determine promptly if anything is going missing. In doing so you can increase the speed at which discrepancies may be noticed and this will make it easier to track down the culprit. 

Use security cameras

Unsurprisingly people are less likely to steal if they know that they are being watched by a supervisor or by a security camera. Installing security cameras in warehouses is a great way to keep track of goods and will help to limit theft. 

Limiting theft and fraud in your company relies on ensuring that you are able to keep track of all aspects of your company at all times. If you are able to keep track of employees and visitors with visitor management and access control and are able to keep track of stock and outgoing payments then you have a far better chance of catching people stealing. In increasing the chance of catching people you will also see your incidence of theft going down.

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Topics: Visitor Management, visitor management system

How a visitor management system makes your business more secure against corporate espionage

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 13-Apr-2018 10:00:00

We have explained in the previous post the benefits of a visitor management system; indeed, the benefits are as crucial as they are numerous. However, while safety, control, and the reputation of a company depend on first-rate management systems, security is arguably the biggest one. Corporate espionage is bigger now than it has ever been, and it is just startling how much of a threat corporate spying has become – even for (or especially for, in some cases) startup companies.

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Topics: Visitor Management, visitor management system

Visitor management 101: frequently asked questions

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 30-Mar-2018 10:00:00

Ask people to define a visitor management system today and you'll receive in return a blank stare. For something that is so essential to business security, brand familiarity, and customer awareness, many businesses are failing to get on board with visitor management services and products and are missing out on the benefits that can be reaped.

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Topics: Visitor Management, visitor management system

Why you should install a visitor management system

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 21-Mar-2018 13:50:00

Once upon a time, a simple paper sign in book was all that was needed at a reception desk to manage the comings and goings of visitors.

However, we now live in a very different world where the security of staff, customers, visitors and intellectual property needs to be taken a lot more seriously. No longer is any business immune to potential acts of violence, theft, espionage, and even terrorism.

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Topics: Visitor Management, visitor management system

The Top Visitor Management Solutions

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 23-Feb-2018 10:00:00

One of the key security concerns for any business has got to be employing the correct visitor management system. There's a balance, it's important to strike between being too cautious to the point where visitors to your facility feel stressed and as if they are being treated with suspicion, and being too lax and letting anyone walk in. The latter can not only lead to theft and damage to company property, but could also put you and your employees at risk. Below, we've listed a few of the top visitor management solutions that will help you to get that balance right.

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Topics: Visitor Management, visitor management system

Visitor management and why it's essential

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 21-Feb-2018 10:00:00

If you own a company, visitor management has an important and essential role in maintaining organisation and security throughout your planned events and functions. When you are hosting an upcoming event for your business, optimising your business visitor management and making use of ID cards can help make the event run more efficiently with less stress for both staff and guests involved.

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Topics: Visitor Management, security, security solutions

3 reasons you should prioritise your visitor management

Posted by Tristan Sharrock on 02-Feb-2018 10:00:00

In today's ever-growing and changing world of technology, there are more and more factors that businesses have to take into account in order to be successful. Many deal with sales, productivity, or even brand visibility, but let's not forget another very important part of success. We're talking about safety which, for businesses, takes the form of visitor management. Every business needs to know who is coming in and out of its doors, and today we'll give you three big reasons why this should be a priority.

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Topics: Visitor Management, safety

Key advantages of digital visitor management

Posted by Heath McDonald on 31-Jan-2018 10:00:00

Visitor management used to be a time consuming and complex task which involved manually signing people in and out of your event or building. It was slow, prone to human error and cost businesses money. The good news is that the visitor management has finally caught up with technology, and digital visitor management is now a reality. It has several key advantages over its old-fashioned counterpart, a couple of which will be explored below:

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Topics: Visitor Management, keyandassetmanagement

Looking at visitor management from everyone's angle

Posted by Heath McDonald on 27-Sep-2017 10:00:00

The security of your organisation and visitors is crucial, your business needs to run smoothly and efficiently, have a great, professional look, and keep up-to-date with all the latest technological advantages - and much more.

But it can still be difficult for some organisations with outdated or inefficient visitor management to see the full benefits of their existing setup.

So today at ID Supplies, we want to try something new: in this blog, we present the benefits of great visitor management from more than just your perspective.

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Topics: Visitor Management

5 reasons your business needs visitor management

Posted by Heath McDonald on 22-Sep-2017 10:32:00

A solid visitor management system is important for all businesses. Not only can it help with keeping security tight but it can also improve a company's image and productivity.

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Topics: Visitor Management, visitor management system

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