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accounting and invoicing systems.

Offering to help a customer if you are suspicious will often prevent a theft. Avoid using confrontational words like “steal” if you do have to approach a suspected thief, and avoid getting into a dangerous situation.

Protect your stock

Identify and mark expensive portable equipment (such as computers). If possible, fit valuable stock with security tags – such as Radio Frequency Identification tags – which will sound an alarm if they are moved.
Don’t leave equipment hanging around after delivery. Put it away in a secure place, record it and clear up packaging. It is a good idea to dispose of packaging securely -leaving boxes in view could be an advertisement to thieves.
Take regular inventories.
Put CCTV in parking lots and other key locations.
Theft by staff

Theft by employees can sometimes be a problem. To prevent this:

Train staff about your security systems and your disciplinary policies and procedures. Training about the cost of stock theft will help, as many people aren’t aware of the implications for company turnover and job security.
Set up procedures to prevent theft. Staff with financial responsibilities should not be in charge of stock records.
Restrict access to warehouses, stockrooms and stationery cupboards.
Regularly change staff controlling stock to avoid collusion or bad practice.