The Security Plan
The name of my target environment is Western Cash Advance. Western Cash Advance is an establishment that issues individuals payday loans. A payday loan is when someone is issued a loan until their next payday and a personal check is used as collateral. There is cash on hand in this business on a daily basis because they only issue cash to their customers as well as except only cash for payments. This store is normally run by two people but on many occasions there is only one employee in the store at a time.
The basic floor plan to this business is an office space in a small strip mall that consists of three stores. The size of the store is approximately 900 sq. feet. It ...view middle of the document...
With this door being opened at all times allows very easy access to the store. The employees backs are also turned towards this door which means anyone could enter this store without the employees seeing them.
The countermeasures that should be taken for this business is first and foremost, keep the back door closed and locked at all times. The only time it should be open is when an employee has to use the restroom or get into their supply closet. If this is done it will eliminate the vulnerability state of the store. Video cameras with a digital recorder should also be put in place ("Business Security Systems", 2011). There needs to be a camera in each of the back corners, one above the counter/desk where customers are assisted. I would also recommend there be a height tape with an internal camera put on the door frame ("Business Security Systems", 2011).
There also needs to be surveillance cameras put on the outer perimeter of the business. This store is in the middle of two other stores and there is not any type of access to this store from the back of the store outside. With this being said I will place a surveillance camera above the front door. This will help the employees see and record anyone walking in or out of the store or view any suspicious activity. A safe is another important thing that needs to be put in place. This will help keep money put away in a safe place especially on their busy days. I will also install another panic button so both employees have access to it. With there only being one in place this lacks safety for the employees (Clifford, 2004).
A handbook needs to...