PROVIDING SAFER WAYS TO FIGHT CRIME

Written on the 21 June 2012

PROVIDING SAFER WAYS TO FIGHT CRIME

ARMED robbery can be an emotionally and financially shattering experience for business owners, many of whom see no alternative but to cut material losses or risk injury by trying to be a hero.

However, Dynamic Currency Solutions (DCS) warns getting physical with criminals can be futile.

“Martial arts look great in Hollywood but in real-life situations there are workplace health and safety issues, especially if staff get hurt after trying what they learnt from a $2 class at the Police-Citizens Youth Club,” says DCS director Adam Wright (pictured).

“In many cases the worker’s compensation bill can be higher than the cost of theft itself, so even if I could get Jet Li to work for me I would not hire him.”

Wright suggests it is better to encourage criminals to leave as quickly as possible.

“Compliance is the best option. Our consulting service advises setting up markers on walls to help judge the offender’s height, so you can provide police with as much information as possible,” he says.

“It may not be possible to stop attacks, but you can make your business seem too hard to rob with barrier protection systems that stop people from jumping across the counter and signage warning of security systems in place.”

Co-director Matthew Olding recommends installing a Counter Cash Intelligent (CCI) system, which counts money and seals it in a tamper-proof bag to minimise theft or misappropriation of funds.

“We have helped a pharmacy in northern Brisbane resolve issues with cash build-up in their tills. They did not have enough time to empty them and used to remove money from their safe, spread it on a table out the back and do their banking while serving customers,” he says.

“However, the networked CCI system directly reports cash levels to their PC, saving them up to two hours a day on cash reconciliation and counting. It also has an event audit log report for further transparency.”

CCI systems each cost about $4000 or can be leased for a tax-deductable $6.50 a day, including cash bags and hardware upgrades once every three years.

“We help SMEs come to terms with cash management and reap benefits that big businesses have,” says Olding.


Latest News

THE STAR'S STUNNING ANSWER TO CROWN'S BARANGAROO

THE Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR), not to be outdone by James Packer's Barangaroo development across the ...

BRISBANE COAL TERMINAL REOPENS AFTER SHIPLOADER REPAIR

COAL loading has recommenced at New Hope's (ASX: NHC) Brisbane terminal today after repairs to its ship loader, w...

SUPERYACHTS OFFER UNTAPPED POTENTIAL AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES

SUPERYACHT Australia has devised a strategy to attract more superyachts to Queensland and capitalise on revenue op...

GDP FIGURES A 'WAKEUP CALL' FOR PARLIAMENT

THE GDP figures are an end-of-year wakeup call for Parliament about what lies ahead for the country, according to ...

Related News

HOW MCDONALD'S AUSTRALIA REDISCOVERED ITS INNOVATIVE SPIRIT

MCDONALD'S is such a ubiquitous part of the Australian landscape today that it is easy to forget how it change...

JB HI-FI IS THE GOOD GUY IN $870 MILLION ACQUISITION

ELECTRONICS giant JB Hi-Fi has formally completed its $870 million acquisition of home appliance chain The Good Gu...

ACCC ACTS AGAINST MERITON'S RIGGED REVIEWS

MERITON Property Services is under fire from Australia's main consumer watchdog, after it allegedly engaged in mi...

ACCC FIRES WARNING SHOT TO IVF PROVIDERS

IVF clinics have been put on notice by consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter