5.2 How to identify a office creeper

Creepers in the Office

Criminals can disguise themselves as co-workers or building service professionals, relying on the anonymity of crowded office buildings to conceal their actions.

Identifying an Office Creeper:

  • Get to know the majority of your co-workers.
  • If you observe someone walking the halls or strolling around aimlessly, ask if you can assist them.
  • If the building has an access control policy that requires visitors to wear a badge, you should immediately contact security if someone is walking around without identification.
  • Notify security if someone appears questionable. Keeping Office Creepers at Bay
  • Never give out your keys or access codes to anyone, and never leave them alone.
  • Keep your personal and office keys on different rings.
  • Don’t “hide” your wallets or handbags in cabinet drawers that aren’t locked or under your desk.

Receptionists, in addition to their other responsibilities, play an important role in the building’s overall security program. Signing in visitors, issuing visitor badges, regulating entry in and out of the facility, and observing suspicious behaviour are all common responsibilities for receptionists. This is especially true in buildings without security guards, where the receptionist is the first (and sometimes only) line of defence against unwanted visitors and intruders. Because receptionists play such an essential part in security, it’s critical that they be equipped with the tools they need to do their jobs well.

Receptionists should be aware of four major security and criminal threats:

  • Property theft and trespassing are examples of opportunistic crime.
  • Theft or destruction of information
  • Assaults and threats are examples of violent crime.
  • Terrorism, fire, or bomb threat/evacuation are examples of emergency situations.

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