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NCJ Number: 77867 Find in a Library
Title: Harden the Target
Corporate Author: Allmond-Newby Productions
United States of America

Take One, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Allmond-Newby Productions

Take One, Inc
Miami, FL 33145
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film explains security measures that businesses can take to prevent burglaries from quick-hit artists.
Abstract: Security measures include both physical and psychological deterrents. Businesses should have solid doors, with solid pin hinges and double deadbolt locks requiring a key on both sides. Display windows should be uncluttered. Lighting should be ample both inside and outside, with no shadows inside. Movable grillwork should be installed over windows. To harden the target, all valuables should be placed near the cash register, which itself should be located far from the door. Lighting around the cash register should be particularly bright, and the cash register drawer should be left open to show that there is no money inside. All property should have the owner's social security number engraved on it and a list of these valuables should be mailed to the insurance company. Businesses should follow a checklist at opening and closing time to make sure that all security measures have been taken. Everyone who has a key to the door should be listed; when an employee who has had a key leaves the company, the lock tumbler should be changed. Business people should also lobby their local government to install sodium vapor lights, since these deter burglaries, assaults, and even traffic accidents. If businesses follow these measures, their chance of being burglarized will be lessened.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Business security; Deterrence effectiveness; Films; Lighting; Locks; Physical crime prevention
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