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NCJ Number: 69289 Find in a Library
Title: RESTAURANT AND BAR SECURITY BOOK 1 - BACK OF THE HOUSE...CLOSING THE DOORS TO HIDDEN LOSSES
Corporate Author: Butterworth-Heinemann
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS HANDBOOK FOR OWNERS OF RESTAURANT AND BAR BUSINESSES CITES WASTE, CARELESSNES, AND THEFT AS MAJOR SECURITY THREATS. PART ONE OF A TWO-PART GUIDE, IT DEALS WITH 'BACK OF THE HOUSE;' (I.E., BEHIND THE SCENES) SECURITY.
Abstract: SECURITY MEANS PROTECTION AGAINST UNNECESSARY ADDED EXPENSES, WHETHER DUE TO CARELESSNESS, AND WASTE FROM EMPLOYEES, SHORT WEIGHT OR INFERIOR MERCHANDISE FROM VENDORS, EMPLOYEE OR CUSTOMER THEFT OR FIRE, BURGLARY, OR VANDALISM. BECAUSE BARS ARE PRIME TARGETS FOR THEFT, PHYSICAL PLANT SECURITY IS ESSENTIAL. WINDOW GLAZINGS AND GRILLS, DOORS AND LOCKS, AND SKYLIGHT AND DUCT SECURITY CONSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE SECURITY MATERIALS. IN ADDITION TO ALARM SYSTEMS, SECURITY REQUIRES GOOD EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, CAREFUL EMPLOYEE SCREENING, AND CONTINUING ADEQUATE SUPERVISION AND THE USE OF ESTABLISHED POLICES AND PROCEDURES. GUARDING AGAINST EMPLOYEE AND VENDOR THEFT REQUIRES PROGRESSIVE ACCOUNTABILITY, SURPRISE INVENTORIES, AND VIGILANCE. TO AID OWNERS OF RESTAURANTS AND BARS MAINTAIN PROPER SECURITY, THIS MANUAL COVERS, IN DETAIL, GENERAL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS AND THOSE SPECIFIC TO THE BUILDING, WINDOWS, DOORS, PERSONNEL, AND SECURITY SYSTEMS. IT COVERS CONTROLLING WASTE, FACTORS IN LOSS, ESTABLISHING SECURITY BASE POINTS, ORDERING, DELIVERY, STORAGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY, ESSENTIAL RECORDS, AND HANDLING, TRAINING, AND DETERRING EMPLOYEES FOR THEFT PREVENTION. FIRE AND ARSON ARE DISCUSSED. SECURITY INFORMATION SOURCES, SUCH AS POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, INSURANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FIRMS AND EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS, ARE RECOMMENDED. FOR PART TWO ON OPERATIONS SECURITY, SEE NCJ 69290.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Business security; Crime prevention measures; Deterrence; Employee theft; Fire detection equipment; Fire losses; Locks; Physical crime prevention
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