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Police advice businesses for safety precaution during Hurricane Teddy

Police advice businesses for safety precaution during Hurricane Teddy

With the impending passage of Hurricane Teddy, businesses may choose to shut down operations as a safety precaution. As such, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) urges business owners to consider the following crime prevention tips during this time.
Make sure all access points to your premises are properly secured.

If you have roller shutters installed at the entrances and windows of your business premises, we suggest that you have them lowered.

Secure all cash and receipts. Don’t leave donation boxes on the front desk, cash boxes with “floats”, or safes at your business. Empty out cash registers and leave them open or put the empty cash tray out to show there is nothing in it.

Secure client or staff personal information that could be stolen and used for identity theft.

Do not leave any valuables visible or accessible. Remove computers, projectors, and other valuables to a safe place
Consider posting an “All Valuables & Cash Removed” sign on your door.

Remove items such as wood pallets, bricks, ladders, or metal poles from around the exterior of the property. Such items may be used to gain entry.
Ensure the emergency contact list is up to date on any alarm monitoring system.

Treat any alarm activations as serious, (rather than thinking the activation is down to the high winds).

Ensure that CCTV systems are operating correctly and backed up when possible.

Check on your premises as soon as it is safe to do so following the passage of the storm.

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